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INTR71-104: Innovating Global Governance


This subject introduces you to core concepts of global governance, including areas of evolution and innovation necessitated by Twenty-First Century challenges. You will examine global governance from diverse perspectives, the dominant though still formative framework of the prevailing era of globalisation.  Foundational views of world governance include those of the United Nations system, the idea of governance through a hegemon (now contested for the USA), and the concert of powers as an expression of a multipolar distribution of power.  Recent multilateral approaches factor in corporate, non-government and civil society sectors of activity. You will learn to assess distinctive conceptual models, including integrative regionalism (exemplified by the EU), actor-networks (as indicated by global city interactions), areas of governance innovation (orbital space, AI and digital norms), and alternative forms of civilisational and popular representation. Having examined these concepts, you will develop an ability to consider their application to selected global issues. Innovating Global Governance will give you an opportunity to develop a concept of world governance that draws from existing models or incorporates new features.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,040
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,150

Learning outcomes

1. Identify, synthesise, interpret and communicate complex issues in the study of Global Governance. 2. Independently and in teams, demonstrate expert cognitive skills to solve complex problems related to Global Governance. 3. Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills of Global Governance to new professional contexts, demonstrating expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022