Course Code: PUBLG072
Course Tutor: Dr Rod Abouharb (Department of Political Science)
PUBLG072 Assessment: 3,000 word essay (50%) + 2 hour unseen written examination (50%)
Credit Value: 30
About this course
The concepts of globalisation and governance are increasingly used to characterise a series of structural changes in international politics. Yet, there is an ongoing debate regarding the meaning of globalisation, the extent to which it is new or not, and the ways in which it impacts on the state and on international politics. The aim of this course is to introduce you to this debate, and to encourage you to think critically about the extent to which globalisation processes lead to new forms of governance that impact on the making of international public policy across a range of issue areas.
The course addresses the question of governance in a globalizing world through an examination of conceptual questions (What is globalisation? What is global governance? Who are the actors?), dimensions of change (state, nation, international order), and issue areas (security, distributive justice, environment, community). Given the nature of the subject matter, this course is theoretically, empirically and normatively orientated.
This is a core module for students registered on the MSc Global Governance and Ethics programme and is not available as an optional module.