This unit will consider the interactions of four groups of 'transnational actors' in the transnational public sphere: civil society, political, market and media, with a core focus on civil society interventions in the global political conversation. We will examine the communicative and cultural tools used to frame issues in particular ways, and look at tensions between the global, the regional, and national and the local within these conversations. The unit is taught by the School of Languages and Cultures.
1x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd joint class presentation (25%), 1x1500wd media analysis (25%), 1x3000wd report on a current issue (50%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Global Studies