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Code IR 341
Term 201101
Title Global Governance
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject International Relations(IR)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Brooke Luetgert,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
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SPS102 SPS101

This course is about the ideas, institutions, and practices through which global politics is organized. The course has three objectives: 1) to provide an overview of the structure and dynamics of global governance in the late 20th century; 2) to raise issues related to power and justice in the contemporary global order; 3) to analyze the effects of globalization on the nature of order. We will study the relationships between states,international organizations, and non-governmental organizations on issues of international trade, collective security, peace keeping, human rights, development, environment. Questions that we will address through class readings and discussions will include: what does globalization mean for global governance; is it possible (or even desirable) to have a universal human rights regime; can a trade regime like the WTO actually lead a more just global order?


Students will develop critical thinking and writing skills. We will read and evaluate basic formal models of international politics. The goal is to draw on classical global governance theories and develop an informed view of international politics from an academic perspective.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, students will have:
1.developed an awareness of global issues in order to become an informed 'global citizen';
2.gained the conceptual and theoretical knowledge necessary to think critically about and form their personal views on global issues;
3.enhanced their verbal and written communication skills in order to articulate their views on these global issues effectively;
4.learned about different venues to act on their views.

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 2
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 2
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 4
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 3
International Studies Program Outcomes Core Electives II (International Relations)
1 Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives. 5
2 Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs. 5
3 Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions. 5
4 Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills. 5
Recommended or Required Reading

Robert O'Brien et. al, Cambridge, Contesting Global Governance: Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Margaret Keck and Kathryn Sikkink, Ithaca, Activists Beyond Borders: Transnational Advocacy Networks in International Politics, Cornell University Press, Ithaca