Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM167: Global Governance: Institutions and Challenges

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mr Athanassios Gouglas (Convenor)

Available via distance learning


The module provides you with an advanced introduction to the institutions, organisations and actors addressing key global challenges in the absence of a world government. You will learn to use theories and empirical research findings from the fields of international relations, public policy and politics in order to understand the role of, as well as the way in which the most important institutions and actors deal with global problems. The different perspectives will be put to work, illustrated and evaluated against the backdrop of crucial challenges constituting today’s global policy environment: democratization; economic and financial stability; development and the fight against poverty; the environment; security. This is a compulsory core module available only to students registered in the MSc Global Governance. It is suitable for non-specialists. Yet, if you come from a non-Politics/Policy/IR background the module convenor will ask you to read a series of material selected as a “common ground” for further discussion and learning.

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