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School of Economics and Political Science
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
Course unit
ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EPP5070000, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
EP1980, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ROBERTO ANTONIETTI SECS-P/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
EPP5070000 ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS ROBERTO ANTONIETTI IF0314

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course just requires mastery of English and of some basic concepts of microeconomics, macroeconomics and national accounting.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course, students should be able to find and analyze data and statistics concerning the globalization of production and the main human development indicators.
In addition, students should acquire the skills for a critical evaluation of the socio-economic impact of production globalization processes, with a focus on multinationals, foreign direct investments and offshoring strategies.
Examination methods: For attending students, the final exam is made of two parts. The first consists in a teamwork, with presentation and discussion in class (50% of final evaluation). The second will consit in a written test, based on closed and open questions (50% of final evaluation).

For non-attending students, the final exam will consist exclusively in the written test, with close and open questions, based on the material indicated in the References for non attending students.
Assessment criteria: The final evaluation will be mainly based on:

- students' active participation in classroom, their ability to fully understand, and critically analyze, the concepts and the literature presented in the classrooms or assigned at home;

- students' ability to prepare, and effectively present, the subjects assigned;

- the ability to write a short essay;

- students' ability to work in team.
Course unit contents: The course will primarily address the issue of the impact of production globalization on the socio-economic development of countries and territories. Emphasis will be placed on the economic role of multinational enterprises (MNE), foreign direct investments (FDI) and offshoring strategies, and at their influence on the level of human development across the world.

The course will touch the following topics:

1. Production globalization and human development: definitions, data sources, trends and stylized facts.

2. Review of the determinants and strategies of international transfer of production.

3. Review of the effects of FDI and MNEs on the economic deveopment of hosting territories.

4. Analysis of the social impacts determined by MNEs activities, with a focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) aspects, human rights, labour markets and indigenous business promotion.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Points 1, 2 and 3 of the programme will be mainly developed through frontal lectures, through the presentation of Power Point slides.

Point 4, instead, will be also developed by students in a laboratory-like framework. On specific subjects, oral (Power Point) presentations, disputes between speakers for Vs against the motion, and teamworks will be considered.

Seminars and/or meeting with experts will be also provided.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Due to the large extent and complexity of the subject, no single basic textbook is indicated.
Lectures and the final exam will be based on the reading of scientific articles, working papers, reports and suggested books. All the material will be available online or at the library of the Department of Economics and Management Marco Fanno.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • John H. Dunning - Sarianna M. Lundan, Multinational enterprises and the global economy (II edition). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2008. Part I: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Part III: Chapters 10, 13 and 18.
  • Elisa Giuliani - Chiara Macchi, Multinational corporations' economic and human rights' impact on developing countries: a review and a research agenda. --: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2014. Vol. 38(2), pp. 479-517.
  • Davide Fiaschi - Elisa Giuliani - Chiara Macchi - Michelangelo Murano - Oriana Perrone, To abuse or not to abuse. This is the question.. University of Pisa: Laboratory of Economics and Management, 2011. LEM Working Paper 2011/13
  • Elisa Giuliani, Human rights and corporate social responsibility in developing countries' industrial clusters. Lund University: CIRCLE Working Paper n. 2014/09, 2014.
  • OECD, Measuring globalisation: OECD economic globalisation indicators. Paris: OECD, 2010. http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/industry-and-services/measuring-globalisation-oecd-economic-globalisation-indicators-2010_9789264 Cerca nel catalogo