Mark Anner, Esther Busser, Michael Fichter, Tandiwe Gross, Frank Hoffer, Jenny Holdcroft, Praveen Jha, Maité Llanos, Adam Lee, Victor Hugo Ricco, Christoph Scherrer
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What are the challenges and opportunities for achieving decent work in global supply chains? How do transnational corporations and their global supply chains operate? How can they be more effectively governed?
This course teaches basic concepts relevant in political economy. Topics include the contractual nature of the state, public versus private goods, property rights and economic externalities, the logic of collective action and social choice theory. It also refers to the fundamentals of political philosophy, bringing two ideas of liberty into the picture. The relevance and limitations of the economic approach to the study of law and politics are then discussed.