Globalisation and Governance

Modular Value: 20 credits
Duration: Term long
Contact hours: 3 hours per week

Lecturer: Nicola Smith

In recent years globalisation has attracted the attention of policy-makers and academics alike. In this course, participants will critically review and evaluate these developments.  Students will unpack this substantial literature to assess:

  • the extent (if any) of the qualitative break that ‘globalisation’ marks with the past;
  • the distinct and often contradictory processes that interact to produce the effects referred to as ‘globalisation’;
  • the degree to which the parameters of the politically and economically possible have been reconfigured by such processes; and
  • the possibilities for local, national, regional and global governance in this context

By the end of the course, students should:

  • Understand and critically reflect upon the qualitative break that `globalisation marks with the past
  • Analyse different ways of defining and conceptualising `globalisation’
  • Assess critically the parameters of economic and political factors within globalisation
  • Situate theoretically and empirically the different facets of globalisation within their local, national, regional and global governance contexts

Assessment 

  • Assessment 1: 1 x research paper draft - formative (0%)
  • Assessment 2: 1 x 4,500 research paper - summative (100%)

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