MPA 2nd Syllabus : PA 620 – Global Governance

Global Governance

MPA 2nd : PA 620 – Global Governance

PA 620 Global Governance                                                                 Full Marks – 50

60 Minutes 20 Lectures Hrs                                                                Pass Marks – 20

Course Objectives:

This course intends to familiarize the students with the various aspects of Global Governance special focus will be given to the concept, Evolution and Need of Global Governance, and challenges and dilemmas of Global Governance. The course will focus on the role and functioning of international organizations in global governance and the construction that international institutions and processes can make to the challenges facing national governments.

Course Contents:

  1. Understanding Global Governance:                                     LH 8
    • Concept of Global Governance
    • Theoretical foundations of Global Governance: Liberalism, Realism, Constructivism, Marxist and Neo-Marxist Theory, Dependency and world — System Theory
  2. Evolution of Global Governance: LH 10
    • Foundations of Global Governance: The State System and its weaknesses, Governance innovations in the Nineteenth century, Multilateralism in the twentieth century and League of nations.
    • The United Nations: Foundations, Major Organs
    • Its achievements and challenges
    • Its restructuring and challenges in 21st century
    • Relation with Regional organization
    • The role of state in Global Governance
  3. The Need for Global Governance: LH 7
    • Search for peace and Security
    • Promoting Human Development and Economic Well-Being
    • Protecting Human Rights
    • Promoting the Environment
  4. The Role of Global Institutions: The World Bank, IMF, WTO, ADB LH 5
  5. South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC): LH 10
    • The roots and dynamism of regional governance
    • SAARC, Purposes and Principles
    • Organs of SAARC,
    • Its achievements and challenges
  6. Trends and Challenges of Global Governance: LH 10
    • New Issues: Controlling crime and disease, the interment
    • Emerging trend and Challenges: Proliferating Actors Non-state actors: NGOs, Networks and Social Movements, International terrorism, and Religious fundamentalism.
    • Challenges of the future: Legitimacy, Accountability, and Effectiveness