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Global and Regional Governance

  • 7.5 credits

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.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of seminars.


    The course is examined by a take-home examination.

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
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