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POLS 541 Global Governance Select Term:
While there is not the equivalent of a government at the global level, a broad range of actors, ideas, and practices shape the ways in which common issues and concerns (i.e. trade, environmental degradation, poverty, human rights etc) are being managed and directed: Global Governance. As increasing interdependence relocates centres of authority from the national to the inter-/supra-national levels, civil society actors are also organizing their resistance at the transnational level. This course analyses the global governance activities of states, international organizations (INGOs), the interactions and tensions between those activities, and theirpolitical, social,economic,and cultural implications. The course, broadly, is organized into two sections: The first 5-6 weeks will provide the students with a theoretical background on therelationship between states and IOs, between state and non-state actors, and the signifinance of ideas, knuowledge, identity and discourse. In the remainder of the course, we will apply these theoretical insights to the analysis of global governance in four issue areas: environment, empowerment of women, labour, and human rights (and other issue areas students may choose to focus on in their presentations)
SU Credits : 3.000
ECTS Credit : 0.000
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -