Looking beyond the nation state reveals a wide array of actors contributing to global governance. NGOs, transnational civil society, corporations and transnational armed groups are central to questions of 'who governs' in an increasingly globalised world. In studying these actors, this unit will examine where power lies in global politics, the legitimacy of non-state actors, and the role they perform. It will demonstrate that non-state actors can create issues, set agendas and establish rules that are seen as legitimate by other political actors.
Seminar Participation (10%), 1x 1000wd Group presentation (20%), 1x 3000wd Research Essay (40%), 1x 2hr Final Exam (30%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations