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Global and Regional Governance

Political power increasingly rests with organizations for global and regional governance, such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union. This course explores the sources, forms, and consequences of global and regional governance in world politics.

It provides an introduction to contending theories in the study of global and regional governance, and explains how these theories generate alternative interpretations of the relationship between power, efficiency, and legitimacy in global and regional governance. The course problematizes the relationship between states, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as the interface between law and politics. Thematically, the course addresses governance in the areas of trade, development, production, security, human rights, the environment, and regional integration.