Governance & International Institutions

Subject 166-551 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to postgraduate programs in political science, admission to the Master of Criminology 100-point program.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof John Langmore
Subject Overview:

The subject will examine various dimensions of the conflict between national sovereignty and international interdependence which impinge on the nature and institutions of global governance. It will extend students knowledge of the diversity of the forms of international governance, and of the purposes, styles of work and governance of international institutions. The subject will explore the rationale and functioning of existing institutions, attempt a rigorous ASSESS of their effectiveness, of proposals for their reform, and of the gaps in institutional arrangements. Particular attention will be given to the sources of conflicts underlying their difficulties in making decisions and taking action. On completion of the subject students should be better able to discern the forces operating in global institutions, the means through which they work, and to effectively discuss alternative possible reforms.

Assessment: Three essays: the first of 1000 words worth 20% (due in the fifth week of the semester), the second of 2000 words worth 40% (due in the ninth week of the semester), the third of 2,000 words worth 40% (due at the end of the semester). Each essay will be on a specific issue relating to global governance. Students will be expected to discuss their proposed subject with the lecturer.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Public Policy and Management
Master of Criminology (CWT)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of International Politics
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Political Science)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Public Policy and Management)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Political Science)

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