Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4 x 6 hour seminars scheduled on 7, 14, 28 March and 4 April 2014. |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies, Politics and International Studies, Sociology or Development Studies at Undergraduate level.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Dr. Julie Evans
This subject examines the relation between Indigenous peoples, justice and the law, through the lens of sovereignty. It reflects critically on the concept of sovereignty, its powerful propensity to transcend its social origins, and its fortress status in law. Through first examining European law’s relation to Indigenous peoples from 1492, the course explores correlations between Europe’s economic expansion and the development of sovereignty, property, and race as key notions that underpin both individual nation-states and the international order they constitute. In bringing this analysis to bear on contemporary aspirations for structural justice, the course then considers the possibilities and limitations of current legal concepts and mechanisms – in both local and global domains – such as prevailing notions of sovereignty, native title, human rights, crimes against humanity, and transitional justice. Finally, the course presents examples of innovative contemporary interventions in support of structural justice in settler states, promoting new ways to think about their complex pasts and presents, and possible future directions.
At the end of the subject, students should be able to reflect critically on:
A critical annotated bibliography of 2000 words, OR reflective essay of 2000 words (30%), due towards the end of March, and a major critical research essay of 3000 words (70%) due in the examination period.
Hurdle Requirements: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, seminar attendance is compulsory on all 4 days. Regular participation in class is required. Full participation in seminar reading, seminar presentations and discussion is expected. The oral presentation of at least one seminar paper based on set weekly readings is a (non-assessed) hurdle requirement.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available on line via LMS.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should:
100 Point Master of Arts in Professional and Applied Ethics |
100 Point Master of Criminology
100 Point Master of International Relations
150 Point Master of Criminology
150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 Point Master of Criminology
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months
200 points Master of Arts in Professional and Applied Ethics
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