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Administering Global Governance and Global Business (POL332)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description The Unit explores the differences between sovereign-level and global administrative responsibility, including discussions of representativeness, accountability, transparency, and legitimacy. We debate the power of international civil servants and their interaction with member-states and explore sector-specific concerns, such as climate change refugees, water, financial crises, and civil society interaction with the global arena. The emergence of global administrative law, and how China, India, and Brazil perceive global governance conclude the unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of international organization history, and emergent issues
LO2: Analyse why states create such organizations, and explore the multiplicity of international organizations types and the issues they encompass.
LO3: Explore the legitimacy, representativeness, accountability and transparency of this global public policy and administrative system.
LO4: Analyse the impact of international organizations on member-states and their public policy and administration.
LO5: Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of global public policy and global administration influence.
LO6: Manage a large amount of historical material and order it in a comprehensible manner.
LO7: Evaluate contested interpretations of history, institutions, values, and national perspectives on global governance including their strengths and weaknesses
LO8: Research, develop and deliver written and verbal analyses/presentations
LO9: Demonstrate the capacity to work collaboratively with team members including communication, project and time management skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshop: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit consists of structured timetable learning via weekly lectures from the unit coordinator and tutorials (which include group exercises).
Assessment 1. Policy Analysis (1,000 words) 25%
2. Policy Memo (2,000 words) 30%
3. Take home exam (3 questions to be answered) 2,100 words. 30%
4. Participation 15%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Criminology + Global Security [Combined] (BCrim)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Global Business and Politics (BCom) [New in 2019]
Global Politics and Policy
Global Politics and Policy (BA) [New in 2019]
Appears in these Co-Majors Global Politics and Policy
Appears in these Minors Global Politics
Public Policy
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Kim Moloney
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6044
e: k.moloney@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.057 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Kim Moloney
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6044
e: k.moloney@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.057 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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