Rights, Institutions, & Audit (L6093)
Rights, Institutions and Audit Culture
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
This module will look at anthropological investigations of rights processes (formulating, claiming, contesting, adjudicating and monitoring rights), both in the contemporary context and historically. While a large part of the growing ethnographic literature on struggles over rights of various kinds (human, indigenous, minority, etc.) focuses on specific local contexts, many of which we will examine, this module will also include recent, empirically grounded studies of rights processes in the context of transnational organisations, such as NGOs and political movements, and of international or regional institutions, such as the UN, the World Bank, and the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights. In our study of contemporary institutions engaging with rights, we will consider how international human rights monitoring is now shaped by wider norms and processes of New Public Management and its pervasive "audit culture", and look at the theoretical approaches that have emerged to theorise and analyse these new operations of power.
|Dissertation (7000 words)||End of Year Assessment Week 1 Mon 16:00||100.00%|
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Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
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