- Class Number 9174
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Ellen Ravndal
- Dr Ellen Ravndal
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
This course introduces students to the structures, practices, and norms of global governance. The course begins with a consideration of core theoretical concepts, including governance, globalisation, power, authority, and legitimacy, before then briefly contextualising the evolving trend towards global governance within the larger history of the modern state system. We then consider debates on global governance as they pertain to the following broad areas: (a) global governance and the regulation of organised violence (b) global economic governance and (c) global governance and the evolving human rights agenda. The course concludes with some reflections on the long-term trajectory and future prospects of the global governance project.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a sound knowledge and a critical understanding of the key themes and concepts of global governance and their relationship to debates within the discipline of International Relations
- apply those themes and concepts to a case study of contemporary global governance
- communicate their understanding about global governance in a clear and concise way through assignments and class participation
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction: What is global governance?|
|2||Globalisation and the demand for global governance|
|3||Institutions of global governance|
|4||Agency in global governance|
|5||The legitimacy of global governance|
|6||Global security governance|
|7||Global economic governance|
|8||Global health governance|
|9||Global environmental governance|
|11||Global internet governance|
|12||Conclusion: The future of global governance?|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Active course participation||10 %||25/10/2019||25/10/2019||1, 3|
|Op-ed||30 %||02/10/2019||14/10/2019||1, 2, 3|
|Essay plan||10 %||21/08/2019||29/08/2019||1, 2, 3|
|Research essay||50 %||28/10/2019||29/11/2019||1, 2, 3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3
Active course participation
Participation in seminars will be assessed at the end of the semester.
The assessment is primarily based on the quality of your contributions in class (and therefore, not simply on the frequency of your contributions and/or attendance.)
It is essential that you have read the required reading and attended the seminar of that week. The better you are prepared through reflecting on these materials (and, optionally, additional material you researched yourself), the more effectively you will be able to engage in class, and the better your mark will be.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Students will be required to write an op-ed on a relevant contemporary global governance issue. More details will be published one month before the due date.
Word length: 1500 words
The op-ed is due by Wednesday 2 October 2019, 23.55 pm. Submit through wattle.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
The essay plan will assist students in developing their argument, approach, and the organisation of their research essay.
Word length: 500 words
Due by Wednesday 21 August 2019, 23.55 pm. Submit through wattle.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
The research essay requires students to demonstrate their understanding of one area of global governance through making clear and concise arguments in extended written form. To write the essay you have to read and engage with the course literature, supplemented with other relevant sources, and to apply concepts and perspectives from global governance to explain one global governance field.
Word length: 3000 words
Due by Monday 28 October 2019, 23.55 pm. Submit through wattle.
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