AIR720 - Transnational Activism and Policy

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

D305 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2-hour seminar per week (recordings provided)

Content

This unit is a critical examination of transnational aspects of global governance. It considers the ways that officials and activists attempt to promote cooperation and coordination between states, International Organisations and civil society in order to address global policy problems.

The first part of the unit considers the nature of transnational governance with respect to the formation and operation of transnational policy networks and transnational civil society by focusing upon the role of officials, experts and activists operating within global governance.

The second part of the unit examines the politics of transnational governance by focusing upon specific contemporary global policy problems related to the stability of global capitalism, the sustainability of the environment and the provision of social justice. It also considers how these transnational processes could be reformed to be more effective and accountable.

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