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Institutions of Law and Government G (9582.3)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 1 MS   Jenny   DUXBURY (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This unit will provide an interdisciplinary introduction to the role of legal, political and social institutions in setting the context in which business, government and law operate transnationally. The unit will explain different legal and government systems across the world and consider their impact on the activities of business and government. It will also discuss the international context, considering the international framework within which business and government operate and the role of international law and institutions.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Distinguish between different institutional arrangements, compare their characteristics and critique them in their specific context;

2. Explain the diversity of legal systems and governmental structures, display cultural sensitivity and adaptability and relate their relevance to the activities of business and government;

3. Apply comparative and international legal insights to examine the impact of different institutional arrangements on the operation of government and business domestically and transnationally;

4. Critique from theoretical, practical and policy perspectives the relationship between domestic and international legal structures and governance arrangements and their implications for transnational business activities and global economic governance.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.





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