Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
This subject examines transformations in the nature of sovereignty in a globalised world. The sovereignty of the nation state has not disappeared – but it faces numerous regulatory and governmental limits in grappling with transnational flows of capital, people, technology and phenomena such as climate change or political violence. How do these transformations manifest themselves in law?
What are the governmental and juridical responses to them? Drawing on social and political theory, the course will examine the emergence of multi-ethnic and multicultural societies, post-colonial legal orders and post-national legal frameworks such as the European Union (EU). These developments have challenged the coherence of modern legal and democratic institutions that were conceived as bounded and homogenous. There is a crisis of authority and representation in dealing with global challenges and crises. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives on democracy and recent scholarship in cultural studies, anthropology and political theory, the subject will examine the tension between the modern State and alternative normative frameworks and systems of rules.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
10,000 word research paper (100%) (19 August) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70359/2013|
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