Governing global politics
In this module you will critically examine the changing character of governance in global politics.
You will focus on the key actors (such as states, regional organisations, international organisations, private authorities) and the key mechanisms (such as international law, and international regimes) involved in attempts to govern, regulate and control processes and issues in contemporary global politics.
You will also examine issues such as accountability, legitimacy and ‘empire’, which provide the basis for a critique of contemporary patterns of global governance.
The course combines conceptual and historical issues with in-depth case studies of instances of governing in contemporary global politics.