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LAW7316 - Regulating in a globalising world

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Professor Arie Freiberg


Not offered in 2008


This unit investigates the nature of the forces producing globalisation and its features. It identifies and elaborates the different levels at which globalisation operates and the changing landscape of international relations which has resulted. It explores the implications of these changes for law and regulation.

There are a number of themes which recur throughout the subject:

  • The changing ideas of the nation state and national sovereignty

  • The politics of regulation in a globalising world

  • The nature of global regulation principles

  • The mechanisms and methods of global regulation

  • The inter-twining of ideas of public and private in global regulation


Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the nature and effects of globalisation

  • Give examples of the changes in law and regulation brought about by globalisation

  • Summarise how globalisation has disrupted established distinctions between national and international relations and regulation.

  • Explain the different levels at which regulation operates in a globalising world.

  • Identify the main mechanisms and processes of regulation in a globalising world.

  • Critique the main features of regulatory institutions and their operation in a selected range of regulatory settings frequently encountered in a globalising world.


1500 word essay three weeks after completion of subject (worth 20%) and 6000 word essay due approximately 8 weeks thereafter (worth 80%).

Contact hours

24 hours total for the semester

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