|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Governance, advanced level, 7.5 credits|
|(Governance, avancerad nivå, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|Subject area:||Political Science|
|Main field of study:||Political Science|
|Academic school:||School of Social Sciences|
|Disciplinary domain:||Social Sciences 100%|
|Education cycle:||Second-cycle (Master)|
|Progressive specialisation:||A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2020 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2020-02-13 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Social Sciences as the main field of study, and English B or equivalent
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
This course explores various forms of governance from the perspective of democracy, e.g. their implications for accountability or for citizen power and opportunities for democratic influence. The concept of governance covers a broad spectrum of processes through which political decisions are articulated, made and implemented. Many different institutions and actors are involved. Research literature talks about a shift in focus “from government to governance”, implying a trend from central and hierarchical forms of governance toward interactive societal governance that emphasises horizontal forms of governance with networks and coordination between different societal actors.
1001, Governance, 7,5 credits
(Governance, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
Academic discipline: Social Sciences 100%
The course is taught through a combination of lectures and seminars.
The course is assessed by active seminar participation and written assignments.
Absence from at most two seminars can be compensated for by the completion of written exercises, according to instructions.
|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.
|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.