Course: Global Governance

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Course title Global Governance
Course code KAP/GV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Piknerová Linda, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. International organisations (IGOs, INGOs) - origin, development, study 2. International regimes - origin, development, study 3. 1990s and development of transgovernmental relations - character, major trends and actors 4. From interdependence to globalization: forms of global governance 5. Global governance vs. global civil society 6. Democratic deficit in international system 7. Globalization of norms, rules and values 8. Forms of state within global international system, statehood transformations 9. UN as an attempt of global problem management, reform of UN 10. War and intervention as a form of global governance 11. Economic aspects of global governance

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - differntiate among the terms international organisation (IGOs, INGOs) and international regimes and to describe their origin, development and study - identify the character, major trends and actors of global governance (states, private actors, multinational corporations, epistemic communities) - compare various interpretations and approaches to globalization: discussions on the forms of global governance - explain differences between global governance vs. global civil society and relation between "government" and "governance"
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Zpráva Komise pro globální řízení. Rada pro mezinárodní vztahy.
  • Hall, Rodeny Bruce - Biersteker, Thomas J. The Emergence of Private Autority in Global Governance. Cambridge Studies in International Relations. Cambridge University Press.
  • Held, David. Democracy and the global order : from the modern state to cosmopolitan governance. Cambridge : Polity Press, 1995. ISBN 0-7456-0056-5.
  • Hurrell, Andrew. On global order : power, values, and the constitution of international society. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-923310-6.
  • John D. - Nye, Joseph S. Jr. (ed). Market-based Governance. Supply Side, Demand Side, Upside, and Downside. Brookings Institutions Press, 2002.
  • Keohane, Robert O. - Nye, Joseph S. Power and Interdependence.. 2001.
  • Keohane, Robert O. Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World. Routledge, 2002.
  • Rosenau, James N.; Czempiel, Ernst-Otto. Governace without government : order and change in world politics. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-521-40578-5.
  • S?rensen, Georg. Stát a mezinárodní vztahy. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7178-910-0.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Mezinárodní organizace a režimy ve středovýchodní Evropě. 1. vyd. Praha : Eurolex Bohemia, 2003. ISBN 80-86432-46-7.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (10-3) Social sciences 1 Summer