L9164 S. Labor Rights in a Global Economy

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
None

Other Limitations
None

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Learning current developments in several of the key areas in the law and policy of international labor rights
  • Examining the effectiveness of alternative modes of monitoring and enforcing basic labor rights, through both public and private modes of regulation
  • Gaining greater understanding of the relationship between international norms, domestic legal and political systems, and the role of non-governmental actors in the field of basic labor rights

Secondary Goals

  • Articulating and assessing major arguments for and against the enforcement of international labor rights via U.S. trade agreements, U.S. trade legislation, and other trade instruments
  • Gaining greater understanding of the distributional impact of international labor rights on different clusters of countries, economic classes, and social groups.
  • Gaining greater understanding of the interaction between public sovereign legal regulation of labor markets and workplaces (through domestic and international legal institutions) and private initiatives in enforcing labor rights
  • Gaining knowledge about the relationship between legal analysis and social science methods.

General Information

Type: Seminar
Level: Upperclass