LAW7329 - The privatising state: reform, regulation and reinvention
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Law
Leader: Professor Graeme Hodge
City (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2008 (On-campus block of classes)
This unit investigates privatisation as a family of policies and practices within both modern and developing states. It also examines the crucial role played by regulation in governing privatised arrangements. Historical aspects of State-owned enterprise and traditional governance arrangements are explored, along with more recent privatisation trends and regulatory phenomena. A range of theoretical underpinnings for privatisation and regulation are investigated. Components include enterprise sales, contracting-out public sector services, public-private partnerships and private sector development strategy, with case studies drawn from developing countries and western liberal economies.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:
Research paper (3,750 words): 50% Case study (3,000 words): 40% Class participation: 10%
Students enrolled in the course will be provided with 24 contact hours of lectures/seminars per semester. Students will be expected to do reading set for class, and undertake additional research and reading as applicable to a 6 credit point unit.
Any two of the prescribed core units in the Master of Regulatory Studies and the Graduate Diploma in Regulatory Studies, or subject to approval of the LLM course convenor.