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Global and Regional Governance, 15 hp

Engelskt namn: Global and Regional Governance

Denna kursplan gäller: 2013-05-27 till 2014-05-18 (nyare version av kursplanen finns)

Kurskod: 2SV031

Högskolepoäng: 15

Utbildningsnivå: Avancerad nivå

Huvudområden och successiv fördjupning: Statsvetenskap: Avancerad nivå, har endast kurs/er på grundnivå som förkunskapskrav
Freds- och konfliktstudier: Avancerad nivå, har endast kurs/er på grundnivå som förkunskapskrav

Betygsskala: För denna kurs ges betygen VG Väl godkänd, G Godkänd, U Underkänd

Ansvarig institution: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Beslutad av: Prefekt, 2010-11-01

Reviderad av: Judeline Hedlund, 2013-05-28


The purpose of the course is to provide a general overview and specialization in the field of global and regional governance.  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 on Ph.D. level.

The course contains advanced literature studies, investigative work, scientific analysis, and empirical case studie
The first part of the course consists of an overview of general conditions for global and regional governance in teh world. The second part is a case study of governance, public administration, politics  and development in China.

Förväntade studieresultat

After the course studentes are expected to be able to

- describe and compare institutions and processes for global and regional governance,
- discuss and compare how various theories define, understand and analyze governance,
- define and operationalize relevant concepts,  and use these to complete written and oral assignments,
- identify, collect, and work  with empirical as well as theoretical material relevant to carrying out said assignments, and
- individually complete analyses of global and regional governance, and present these in written as well as oral form
- analyze the specific conditions at hand for governance, public administration, politics and development in China
For these purposes, the student shall have

- insights into current social science literature related to the subject of the course
- ability to think critically and constructively regarding various scientific perspectives
- competence regarding decision-making processes in global and regional institutions
- ability to individually identify, structure, and analyze complex political processes, and ability to handle questions of methodology and to systematically gather information.


Freds- och konfliktstudier 90 hp (60p) eller Statsvetenskap 90 hp (60p) eller motsvarande.En A och svenska för grundläggande behörighet för högskolestudier om utbildningen ges på svenska.

Undervisningens upplägg

The course is based on lectures, seminars, oral presentations made by the students and written assignments.


Examination modes
The course is examined through participation in seminars, written assignments and oral presentations. The final grade - Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with distinction (VG) – is based on combination of said examination modes.  The Study guide that will be handed out during the introduction to the course will contain more information about these examination modes.

Students who fail an examination may take a retest. Students may retest at least 5 times. A student has the right to request a new examiner if he/she fails two examinations. In such cases students should contact the Director of Studies (Studierektor). A student has the right to an examination based on the course and literature described in this document for a period of two years after he/she first registered for the course.

Academic transfer of credits
The Director of Studies (Studierektor) makes decisions about transfer credits for a module or course. Students who want to transfer credits should submit a written request to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. 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 listing required reading should be submitted with the request. Where applicable, written research papers should also be submitted.

Övriga föreskrifter

All courses are evaluated in written forms.


Giltig från: 2013 vecka 22

First part

Steger, Manfred B (2013). Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. Kap. 1,3,4. (Oxford University Press). ISBN 978-19-966266-1 (3rd Edition)

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.)
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Global Governance as a Perspective on World Politics
Dingwerth Klaus, Pattberg Philipp
Ingår i:
Global governance
Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. : 1995- : 12 : sid. 185-203 :

Ikenberry G. John
After Victory Institutions, Strategic Restraint and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars
Princeton & Oxford : Princeton University Press : 2001 :

Krasner Stephen D.
International regimes
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell Univ. Press : 1983 : 372 s. :
ISBN: 0-8014-1550-0 (inb.)
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Krahman Elke
National, Regional and Global Governance: One Phenomenon or Many?
Ingår i:
Global governance
Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. : 1995- : 9 : sid. 323-346 :

Scholte Jan Aart
Globalization : a critical introduction
2. ed. [rev. and updated] : New York : Palgrave Macmillan : 2005 : 492 s. :
ISBN: 1-4039-0448-0
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The global transformations reader : an introduction to the globalization debate.
Held David, McGrew Anthony
Cambridge : Polity : 2000 : 480 s. :
ISBN: 0-7456-2199-6
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Wendt Alexander
Why a World State Is Inevitable: Teleology and the Logic of Anarchy"
Ingår i:
European journal of international relations..
London : Sage : 995- : 9 : sid. 491-542 :

Global governance : critical perspectives
Wilkinson Rorden, Hughes Steve
London : Routledge : 2002 : xxii, 240 s. :
ISBN: 0-415-26837-0 (inb.)
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Giddens Anthony, “Globalization”, First Reith Lecture, available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/events/reith_99/week1/week1.htm Cha, Victor D., "Globalization and the Study of International Security", Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 37, no.3, 2000, pp.391-403 (Review article) Chandler, David "New Rights for Old? Cosmopolitan Citizenship and the Critique of State Sovereignty", Political Studies 51 (2), 332-349.

Second part

The second part of the course contains two main texts.

Rightful resistance in rural China
O´Brien Kevin J., Li Lianjiang
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press : 2006 : xvii, 179 s. :
ISBN: 0-521-67852-8
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Saich Tony
Governance and politics of China
3. ed. : Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : 2011 : 428 s. :
ISBN: 9780230279926 (hbk.)
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Social policy in China : development and well-being
Chan Chak Kwan, Ngok King Lun, Phillips David
Bristol, UK : Policy : 2008 : xiii, 234 s. :
ISBN: 978-1-86134-881-4 (inb.)
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Articles will be suggested as additional reading for the seminars. For the individual assignment that is part of the examination the student may be expected to use a combination of listed course literature together with a selection of additional texts according to the student´s own choice.