Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Global Governance, 7.5 credits
(Global governance, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1112ST
Subject area: Political Science
Main field of study: Political Science
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: Second-cycle (Master)
Progressive specialisation: A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2019 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2019-03-28 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

English B and a Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Political Science or the equivalent.

3. Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • describe, explain and independently problematise the various elements in the concept of global governance
  • describe, explain and independently problematise central theories and perspectives in the study of global governance
  • apply theories and arguments about global governance to empirical cases.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    This course is about global governance in theory and practice. The concept of global governance as a variety of multilateral norm- and policy-shaping arrangements is thoroughly discussed. Case studies are drawn from a variety of issue areas such as climate change, peace and security, human rights, and pandemics. Participants will be familiarised with competing perspectives, including arguments for and against the need for global governance. The role of states, and non-state actors such as international organisations, NGOs, TNCs and individuals are studied. Moreover, drivers of global governance, including globalizSation and technological changes, are in focus. In addition, varieties of global governance are studied, including different forms of multilateralism, and diverse ways of managing public and private authority and accountability.

    • Global Governance, 7,5 credits
      (Global governance, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Global Governance, 7,5 credits
      (Global governance, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
      Academic discipline: Social Sciences 100%

    5. Course design

    The course is taught through a combination of lectures and seminars.

    6. Examination format

    The course is assessed by active seminar participation, including written assignments, and a paper on a chosen topic.

    Absence from at most two seminars can be compensated for by the completion of written exercises.
     The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

    7. Reading list

    If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
    Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
    HT 20192019-05-22Ämnesrådet för statsvetenskap

    8. Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

    9. Other stipulations
    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.