ATS2624 - Global governance - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Politics and International Relations


Dr Tom Chodor

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit examines economic and political governance at global and regional levels. Students will be introduced to key international institutions (such as the United Nations, the European Union and the World Trade Organization) and critically examine their historical development and their legal and policy frameworks. Students will also examine how institutions interact with states, NGOs and civil society movements and engage with major debates surrounding the politics of contemporary global governance.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. A sound knowledge of the major global institutions, their historical development and their legal and policy frameworks;
  2. An understanding of the relationships between states, key international institutions and global civil society in processes of political and economic governance;
  3. An understanding of key conceptual and empirical debates on global governance;
  4. The capacity for balanced and reasoned analysis (in spoken and written form) of key issues and controversies in global governance;
  5. The ability to collaborate effectively with peers in group learning tasks.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two gateway units in Politics or International relations.