Labour, Activism and Development
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- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate:
- In-depth critical understanding of the major and minor strands in debates and policy prescriptions on labour, social movements and development.
- Ability to make an independent analysis and assessment of the assumptions, logics, and modalities – including views of agency - of different approaches to labour and development.
- an ability to distinguish and assess analytical, prescriptive and empirical claims, and how effectively/plausibly they are combined and deployed in different models regarding labour, development and agency of movements.
- Ability to apply theory and methodology to the assessment of a labour policy initiative, and to design a policy initiative themselves.
Teaching takes place through a weekly 2 hour seminar.
Method of assessment
100% coursework. Each student will be expected to submit one essay, worth 40% and one blog post worth 20% of the overall grade. Students will also take part in a presentation worth 40% of the overall grade. Resubmission of coursework regulations apply.