GLOBAL GOVERNANCE - 2017/8

Module code: POLM012

Module provider

Politics

Module Leader

COOKE SA Dr (Politics)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

L200

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK (2000 WORDS) 40
Coursework COURSEWORK (3000 WORDS) 60

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

This module provides a general introduction to the contemporary system of global governance. It seeks to provide students with a general overview of key concepts, structures and theoretical debates in this field. It looks at the links between national and international politics and encourages students to think critically about social, political and economic trends.

 

Module aims

Outline the main features of the institutions and practices that constitute the contemporary system of global governance.

Identify the essential characteristics of politics and the state in an international context

Relate the theoretical foundations for the study of international relations to practical examples

Identify key issues and trends in international politics

Develop the techniques and knowledge necessary to pursue further study in the field of international politics

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Identify key features of contemporary global governance
Analyse the practices of global governance including modes of interaction and power dynamics
Understand and utilise key theoretical approaches to the study of international relations and global governance
Assess the extent to which global governance is leading to the hollowing out of the state

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Topics are likely to include:


Introduction – building governance at a global level: theoretical perspectives
Legitimacy and authority of Global Governance
Institutions of global governance – the United Nations system; International Monetary Fund and World Bank; World Trade Organisation
Practices of global governance – analysis of modes of interaction and power dynamics
Global governance and the state – interdependence and the hollowing of the state

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Encourage work both independent and group work
Facilitate critical thinking
Develop presentation skills
Enhance analytical skills


 

The learning and teaching methods include:

11 x 2 hour seminars, student presentations, group work, discussions, prescribed reading

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


An ability to analyse and critique rather than simply describing the topic. This involves using an analytical framework;
Choose relevant examples to illustrate their argument. Tie theoretical perspectives to real-world examples;
Demonstrate comprehension of the subject and ensure factual accuracy;
Structure their argument clearly – ensuring that their essay flows from one point to the next;
Ensure they use evidence to back up the points they are making;
Use high quality, relevant primary and secondary source literature and reference their sources using a standard referencing protocol;


 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

2 analytical essays:


Analytical essay 1 (40%), 2000 words
Analytical essay 2 (60%), 3000 word

Reading list

Reading list for GLOBAL GOVERNANCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/polm012

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Corporate Finance MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
International Relations MSc 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.