PAP-21306 International Policies and Institutions

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture24
Tutorial3
Group work4
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)dr. SISE Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. O Hospes
dr. ir. PA de Vries
dr. LKE Dries
dr. SISE Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
Examiner(s)dr. SISE Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

SDC-10306 Law, Policy and Governance; PAP-10306 Public Administration and Policy Making or PAP-20806 Public Administration and Environmental Law.

Contents:

As a result of processes of globalization, the nation-state is no longer the only actor, level and arena through/in which policy-making takes place to address problems in the field of food security, sustainable development and human rights. The limitations of nation-states to address these complex and global problems have led to the rise of an enormous diversity of public, private and civil society institutions at the global level. This course wants to introduce students to the world of public, private and civil society institutions at the global level, with the help of a number of key questions and using insights from political science, law, anthropology and economics. Our rationale for doing so is two-fold: First, the world of public, private and civil institutions at the global level is an extremely interesting subject from an academic and societal point of view. The rise and diversity of global institutions has led to many questions on their effects, justification, decision-making, limitations and challenges. Second, this world will increasingly require the input, commitment and creativity of future generations of development professionals. Or, in more down-to-earth words, this world offers interesting job prospects.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:<
- distinguish different types of public, private and civil society institutions at the global level that have emerged to address problems in the field of food security, sustainable development and human rights, and to explain their rise and diversity;
- critically reflect on effects of public, private and civil institutions at the global level and how their role and establishment have been justified, using insights from political science, law, anthropology and economics;
- characterize different modes of decision-making within and by public, private and civil society institutions at the global level and to explain the strengths and weaknesses of these modes;
- develop an argument and proposal on which existing or new public, private and/or civil society institutions at the global level have the greatest potential to address particular problems in the field of food security, sustainable development and/or human rights.

Activities:

- participation in lectures (obligatory attendance in 75% of lectures or additional assignments will be given);
- tutorials;
- group work;
- independent study (self-study module on blackboard).

Examination:

- written test with multiple choice and open questions (70%);
- 3 group assignments (30%);
Each component needs a minimum mark of 5.5 to pass.

Literature:

Book chapters and journal articles will be provided.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BINInternational Development StudiesBSc2AF
Restricted Optional for: BBNForest and Nature ConservationBScA: Policy and Society2AF
BEBEconomics and GovernanceBSc2AF
MinorPeriod
Compulsory for: WUDPGBSc Minor Development and Policies in a Globalizing World2AF