In this module, you will investigate the structures and systems that underpin global governance and look closely at the world’s major international organisations.
The course explores how these organisations – such as the United Nations and the World Bank – have grown and transformed since their formation, and also delves into the ever-expanding role of private institutions and authorities in the management of the global economy.
You will be asked to explore the historical beginnings of the current global governance structures and will be introduced to key global governance theories and concepts, in order to be able to analyse their role and relationship with key areas such as trade, finance, knowledge, business and the environment.
● Identify and understand the function and role of the key international organisations or institutions, actors and issues – both formal and informal – at the heart of current global governance.
● Demonstrate understanding of the historical roots and transformation of global governance structures and related international organisations.
● Examine and analyse the institutions, organisations, actors, processes and issues that make up the global governance of areas like health, business, finance, trade and the environment.
● Analyse and identify where global governance is currently failing in its role, or indeed how its “role” may need rethinking, and how its international organisations can be improved for global benefit.