This subject investigates core concepts of global governance, including areas of evolution and innovation necessitated by Twenty-First Century challenges. Global governance, the dominant though still formative framework of the prevailing era of globalisation, is examined from diverse perspectives. 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. Distinctive conceptual models are assessed, 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), plus alternative forms of civilisational and popular representation. Having examined these concepts, students are then able to consider their application to selected global issues. Students have the opportunity to develop a concept of world governance that draws from existing models or incorporates new features.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Subject title:||Innovating Global Governance|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||This intensive-mode subject is designed as a postgraduate level introduction to the study of global governance, its innovation and prospects. It is run via blocks of lectures, class exercises, student seminars and is designed to build progressive knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings and policy applications of this field of study.|
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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Identify key concepts of global and multilateral governance, including areas of innovation and reform.
- Communicate their ideas, lead discussion and present research in group settings.
- Engage in focused research and produce coherent written work.
- Apply the synthesis of knowledge, theory, values and policy that underpin the practice of the International Relations discipline.
|*Class Participation||Participation in Discussion and Class Exercises across all sessions.||10%||Ongoing||1, 2, 4.|
|Research Paper||Research Paper with focus on reform or evolution of institutions and governance concepts,(2,500 words)||40%||Week 12||1, 3, 4.|
|Project||Project Part 1: Seminar Presentation and Lead Class Discussion (20%) Project Part 2: Research Report, based on the seminar presentation. Due two weeks after presentation. (30%)||50%||To Be Negotiated||1, 2, 3, 4.|
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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Policy on plagiarism
The University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.
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Introduction: Concepts of Global Governance and Their Limitations
Evolution and Adaptation in the UN System
Hegemonic Stability and Balance of Power Models
Functional Integration and Supranationalism: Overlapping EU Frameworks
Inter-Governmental Organizations: Experiments in Regionalism and Regionalization
Alternative Frameworks: Chinese Globalization and Inter-Regionalism
Global Cities as Innovative Actors in the International System
Sustainable Development Challenges: Multilevel, Multi-Actor Governance
Governance Transformers: Populism, People Power and Civil Society
Non-Traditional Security and Humanitarian Assistance: Threats and Capacities
State and Non-State Surveillance in the Age of AI
Conclusion: Constructing Governance Institutions for the 21st Century