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Globalization and the Rule of Law in the Americas: Trade, Labor and the Environment

Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 3

Seminar explores implications of globalization and in particular the emerging role of nongovernmental organizations, civil society, and the potential for direct consumer enforced labor and environmental standards. Academic studies and commentaries on globalization are reviewed in parallel with news reports and commentaries on current developments in trade, labor and the environment in the Americas. The goal is to gain a realistic understanding of the potential for sustainable democracy, as well as working criteria for hemisphere-wide rule of law.