Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Political Science and Sociology"
Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Transnational Governance"
Optional for the 4th and 5th year students of the MA Programme in "Political and Social Sciences"
The course introduces students to the key concepts of transnational and global governance at the crossroads of international relations studies and comparative politics and policy analysis. After reconstructing the genealogy of the concept of governance itself, the course presents new forms of governance and theories behind them, and problematizes concepts used in governance literature (e.g. fragility, resilience, etc). That way it proposes new lenses to analyse both international and national political dynamics, as well as forms of local (and rebel) governance. Through the seminars the course presents more in-depth context-specific information on transnational and global governance in specific policy areas (and/or selected regions that are targeted by international assistance and intervention) with leading scholars and practitioners that present new insights on the topic.
At the end of the course, students are expected to develop a critical understanding of the interaction between different levels of government and of governmental and non-governmental organisations. Students will be familiar with key concepts and analytical and theoretical instruments to understand transnational and global governance.
- Levi-Faur, D. (2012), The Oxford Handbook of Governance, OUP, Oxford;
- Bevir, M. (2011), The Handbook of Governance, SAGE, London.
- case or issue-specific readings to be announced in class