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PS 457 UG - Dem Gov in a Global Setting

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Examination of the basic concepts and politics associated with the emergence of a global society. Students evaluate competing explanations for the emergence of this new politics and how and why the global society governs itself. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of the nation-state, markets, and democratization as responses, respectively, to the imperatives or order, welfare, and legitimacy in the governance of world's peoples and states. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

Major restrictions will be removed on December 7. Topic: European Union External Governance. The course uses governance theory to explore the role of the European Union as an actor in world politics. It examines the nature of the EU as an international actor, its effect on governance in different policy areas, such as trade, finance, energy, and the environment, as well as EU relations with other global actors, including the United States, China, and Russia. PS 385, PS 348 or similar course is a recommended prerequisite.

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Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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