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Syllabus:

Global and Regional Governance, 15 Credits

Swedish name: Global and Regional Governance

This syllabus is valid: 2019-09-02 and until further notice

Course code: 2SV031

Credit points: 15

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Political Science: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Peace and Conflict Studies: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Political Science

Revised by: Head of Department of Political Science, 2019-05-21

Contents

The purpose of the course is to provide both general overview and specialization in the field of global and regional governance. The course discusses contemporary theories of globalization, regionalization and multilevel governance, and addresses conditions for governance on global and regional levels as well as changes in the governing of the traditional nation-state and its democratic structures. The course aims at developing knowledge and competence relevant to employment at various administrative levels in Sweden as well as abroad. The course also prepares the students for further academic studies at the Ph.D. level.

Expected learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete the course are expected to be able to
  • describe and compare institutions and processes for global and regional governance,
  • describe and compare how various theories define, understand and analyze global and regional governance,
  • describe and critically discuss different perspectives on global and regional governance,
  • define, operationalize and use relevant theoretical concepts to analyze governance on global and regional levels,
  • identify, collect, and analyze empirical as well as theoretical material relevant for the analysis of global and regional governance,
  • critically assess and discuss different perspectives on global and regional governance.

Required Knowledge

90 credits in Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper Secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Form of instruction

The course is largely based on students' independent studies. Forms of instruction include lectures and seminars with oral presentations and written assignments. Attendance at seminars is mandatory. The course is concluded with an individual final essay. Written feedback is offered for the final essay.

Examination modes

  • Mandatory seminars with oral presentations and written assignments. Grades: Fail (U) or Pass (G)
  • Individual essay. Grades: Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with distinction (VG)
The final grade is awarded when all mandatory assignments are passed. The grade scale for the entire course is Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with distinction (VG). In order to be awarded Pass (G) as the final grade the student shall have been granted Pass (G) on all seminars and on the final essay. In order to be awarded Pass with distinction (VG) as the final grade the student shall have been granted Pass (G) on all seminars and Pass with distinction (VG) on the final essay.

General rules regarding examination
A student who does not meet the requirements to pass an examination can, if decided by the course instructor, be given a complementary assignment to reach the requirements to pass the examination. The complementary assignment can be individually modified to the specific requirements that the student has failed to reach, but the assignment must be of corresponding proportion to the original examination.
 
Ordinarily, the complementary assignment is given at the end of the course or when the grades at the original examination is announced. When the student has been given the complementary assignment, he/she should finish the assignment within ten days (not including weekends and holidays). If the student fail to finish the assignment within the required time, a new complementary assignment can only be given the next time the course is arranged, or during the two weeks of re-take exams the Department arranges every year during week 34 and 35.
 
If it is not possible to do complementary assignments (if so, it is stated next to each individual examination above), the student is required to do a re-take exam. The first re-take exam should be given two months after the original examination, at the latest, but no sooner than ten days after the grade on the original examination has been given (not including weekends and holidays). If the examination is given during May or June, the first re-take exam should be given no later than three months after the original examination. Two weeks of re-take exams are also arranged every year, which means complementary assignments are treated during this time independently of when the course was given. These weeks are arranged during week 34 and 35.
 
Students who fail an examination may retake that examination. A student has the right to request a new examiner if he/she fails two sub-course examinations (i.e. an examination and a re-take). In such cases students should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Studierektor). Examination in accordance with the same syllabus as during the original examination can be guaranteed for up to two years after the student's first registration.

Transfer of Credits
Students who wish to transfer credits from other Departments or universities (Swedish or foreign) should do so in accordance to the Principal's decision "Tillgodoräknandeordning vid Umeå universitet (Dnr. 545-3317-02)".

The application must be submitted in written form. The request should specify which module or course the request applies to. An official transcript should also be submitted. The transcript must include the following information: where and when the course was given, the discipline and level of the course, total course credits and grade received. A syllabus describing the course and a list of required readings should be submitted with the request. Where applicable, written research papers should also be submitted.
 
Upon completion of this course, the credits can be transferred to a selective course. However it is always the responsible Department or program that determines the possibility for credit transfers and the extent of the credit transfer. The student should therefore always contact the responsible Department or program before submitting an application for credit transfers.

Other regulations

A written and anonymous course evaluation is given at the end of the course. During the course an oral evaluation is also arranged, and the student can also anonymously submit thoughts and opinions in digital form.

Literature

Valid from: 2019 week 36

Global governance

Auld G.
Confronting trade-offs and interactive effects in the choice of policy focus: Specialized versus comprehensive private governance
Included in:
Regulation & governance [Elektronisk resurs]
2007- : 8 : pages 126-148 :
Mandatory

Rules for the world : international organizations in global politics
Barnett Michael N., Finnemore Martha
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press : 2004 : 226 s. :
ISBN: 0-8014-8823-0 (hft.)
Mandatory
Search the University Library catalogue

Barnett Michael
Humanitarianism Transformed
Included in:
Perspectives on politics [Elektronisk resurs]
New York : Cambridge University Press for the American Political Science Association : 2003- : 3 : pages 723-740 :
Mandatory

Complex global governance and domestic policies: four pathways of influence
Bernstein Steven, Cashore Benjamin
Included in:
International affairs [Elektronisk resurs]
Oxford : Blackwell Publishing : 2000- : 88 : pages 585–604 :
Mandatory

Betts Alexander
Institutional Proliferation and the Global Refugee Regime
Included in:
Perspectives on politics [Elektronisk resurs]
New York : Cambridge University Press for the American Political Science Association : 2003- : 7 : pages 323-336 :
Mandatory

Cunliffe Philip
The Politics of Global Governance in UN Peacekeeping
Included in:
International peacekeeping [Elektronisk resurs]
Abingdon : Taylor & Francis : 2001- : 16 : pages 323-336 :
Mandatory

Waiting for What? The Feminization of Asylum in Protracted Situations
Hyndman Jennifer, Giles Wenona
Included in:
Gender, place and culture [Elektronisk resurs]
Abingdon : Routledge : 1995 : 18 : pages 361-379 :
Mandatory

Institutional Accountability of Nonstate Actors in the UNFCCC: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty
Kuyper Jonathan, Bäckstrand Karin, Schroeder Heike
Included in:
The review of policy research [electronic resource]. [Elektronisk resurs]
34 : pages 88–109 :
Mandatory

Mac Ginty Roger
Against Stabilization
Included in:
Stability [Elektronisk resurs]
London : Ubiquity Press : 2012- : 1 : pages 20-30 :
Mandatory

Olivius Elisabeth
Constructing Humanitarian Selves and Refugee Others
Included in:
International feminist journal of politics [Elektronisk resurs]
London : Routledge : 1999- : 18 : pages 270-290 :
Mandatory

Reeves Audrey
Feminist Knowledge and Emerging Governmentality in UN Peacekeeping
Included in:
International feminist journal of politics [Elektronisk resurs]
London : Routledge : 1999- : 14 : pages 348-369 :
Mandatory

Reimerson Elsa
Between nature and culture: Exploring space for indigenous agency in the Convention on Biological Diversity
Included in:
Environmental politics [Elektronisk resurs].
London : Taylor & Francis : 2001- : 22 : pages 992-1009 :
Mandatory

International organization and global governance
Weiss Thomas G., Wilkinson Rorden
London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group : 2014. : xxv, 700 pages :
ISBN: 978-0-415-62743-6
Mandatory
Search the University Library catalogue

Additional articles may be added.

Regional governance

Aguilar-Støen Mariel
Better Safe than Sorry? Indigenous Peoples, Carbon Cowboys and the Governance of REDD in the Amazon
Included in:
Forum for development studies [Elektronisk resurs]
1997- : 44 : pages 91-108 :
Mandatory

Regional agreements in international environmental politics
Balsiger J., Williams P. D.
Included in:
International environmental agreements : politics, law and economics. [Elektronisk resurs]
16 : pages 239-260 :
Mandatory

The new politics of protection? Côte d'Ivoire, Libya and the responsibility to protect
Bellamy A. J., Williams P. D.
Included in:
International affairs [Elektronisk resurs]
Oxford : Blackwell Publishing : 2000- : 87 : pages 825-850 :
Mandatory

Beswick Danielle
Peacekeeping, Regime Security and ‘African Solutions to African Problems’: exploring motivations for Rwanda's involvement in Darfur
Included in:
Third world quarterly [Elektronisk resurs].
[Abingdon] : Carfax : 1990- : 31 : pages 739-754 :
Mandatory

Conca Ken
The rise of the region in global environmental politics
Included in:
Global environmental politics [Elektronisk resurs]
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press : 2001- : 12 : pages 127-133 :
Mandatory

Regional powers and regional orders
Godehardt Nadine, Nabers Dirk
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge : 2011. : xv, 255 s. :
ISBN: 0-415-60383-8
Mandatory
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Huysmans J.
The European Union and the securitization of migration
Included in:
Journal of common market studies [Elektronisk resurs].
Oxford : Blackwell : 1997- : 38 : pages 751-777 :
Mandatory

Klepp S.
A contested asylum system: The European Union between refugee protection and border control in the Mediterranean Sea
Included in:
European journal of migration and law [electronic resource]. [Elektronisk resurs]
12 : pages 1-21 :
Mandatory

Broader, Deeper and Greener: European Union Environmental Politics, Policies, and Outcomes
Selin Henrik, VanDeveer Stacy D.
Included in:
Annual review of environment and resources [Elektronisk resurs].
Palo Alto, Calif. : Annual Reviews : 2003- : 40 : pages 309-335 :
Mandatory

Spijkerboer Thomas
Bifurcation of people, bifurcation of law: externalization of migration policy before the EU Court of Justice
Included in:
Journal of refugee studies. [Elektronisk resurs]
Oxford : Oxford University Press : 1988- : 31 : pages 216–239 :
Mandatory

Great-Power Politics, Order Transition, and Climate Governance: Insights from International Relations Theory
Terhalle Maximilian, Depledge Joanna
Included in:
Climate policy. [Elektronisk resurs]
13 : pages 572-588 :
Mandatory

International organization and global governance
Weiss Thomas G., Wilkinson Rorden
London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group : 2014. : xxv, 700 pages :
ISBN: 978-0-415-62743-6
Mandatory
Search the University Library catalogue

Williams Paul D.
Reflections on the Evolving African Peace and Security Architecture
Included in:
African Security [Elektronisk resurs]
Taylor & Francis : 7 : pages 147-162 :
Mandatory

Additional articles may be added.