ASTK15631U SEMINAR: Global Public Governance
It has been argued that global public governance (GPG) involves new forms of politics, representation and layers of emerging governance, both internationally and locally, constituting multi-layered public governance. This seminar studies these rapidly evolving relationships between public policy and the institutions of global governance, including an understanding of how such institutions themselves provide forms of international, transnational, and supranational public policy. The seminar reflects two sides of this relationship: what is the impact of emerging global governance on national public policy? And what is the role of national and regional public policy within institutions of global governance?? Besides describing such recent developments and the challenges these present to changing understandings of GPG, the seminar provides important theoretical approaches from organisational theory, public policy, globalisation and global governance. The seminar will provide the analytical tools for understanding GPG, and will use a series of case studies to analyse this. Students will thus have the opportunity to develop critical and analytical faculties in the contextual analysis of these case studies. The key debates and discussions of the normative challenges of GPG, the complex interplay of current global crises, and the role of rapidly changing public policy are at the centre of the seminar.
Introduction to global public governance -
Cases in global public governance -
The aim of the seminar is to enable the student to:
- Describe the recent evolution of public policy found in global governance
- Present central theoretical perspectives of public policy, globalisation and global governance.
- Apply these theoretical perspectives to contemporary themes in global public governance including economic, social, environmental, conflictual and political issues.
- Understand the complex interplay of contemporary global crises in global public governance.
Be familiar with the role of current public policies in a conte
Archer, Clive, International Organisations, 4th edn. (Routledge, 2014).
Barkin , J. Samuel, International Organization, 2nd edn. (Palgrave, 2013).
Best, Jacqueline, and Alexandra Gheciu (eds.), The Return of the Public in Global Governance(Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Gaskarth, Jamie (ed.) Rising Powers, Global Governance and Global Ethics (Routledge, 2015).
Goldin, Ian, Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it(Routledge, 2013).
Hale, Thomas, David Held and Kevin Young, Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing when We Need It Most (Polity Press, 2013).
Harman, Sophie, and David Williams (eds.) Governing the World?: Cases in Global Governance(Routledge, 2013).
Held, David, and Charles Roger (eds.) Global Governance at Risk (Polity Press, 2013).
Hurd, Ian, International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Payne, Anthony, and Stephen Buzdugan, The Long Battle for Global Economic Governance(Routledge, 2015).
Weiss, Thomas, Global Governance: Why? What? Whither? (Polity Press, 2013).
Weiss, Thomas, Governing the World?: Addressing “Problems Without Passports” (Paradigm, 2014).
Weiss, Thomas, and Rorden Wilkinson (eds.) International Organization and Global Governance(Routledge, 2013).
A detailed list of required readings will be provided during the seminar.
Grade 12 is given for an outstanding performance: the student lives up to the course’s goal description in an independent and convincing manner with no or few and minor shortcomings
Grade 7 given for a good performance: the student is confidently able to live up to the goal description, albeit with several shortcomings
Grade 02 is given for an adequate performance: the minimum acceptable performance in which the student is only able to live up to the goal description in an insecure and incomplete manner
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentIndividual written assignment
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
- Class Instruction
- Course Preparation