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International and Regional Governance (Advanced Study Seminar)
|Master programme in||
Global Studies * / International Development Studies * / International Public Administration and Politics * / Politics and Administration * / Public Administration * / Global and Development Studies / International Politics and Governance / Public Administration
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Read about the Master Programme and find the Study Regulations at ruc.dk
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
When registering for courses, please be aware of the potential conflicts and overlaps between course and exam time and dates. The planning of course activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programmes, which should not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programmes, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.
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|Responsible for the activity|
|Head of study||
Laust Schouenborg (email@example.com)
ISE Registration & Exams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A specialisation course aims to allow students to immerse themselves in the theories/theory lines and empirical issues pertaining to a particular subject area. The course equips students to competently select and argue for the applicability and relevance of a theory/theory line to given issues. The courses offered are based on the Institute's research in the field and knowledge of the highest international standard. The specific subject area of the courses will be described in the activity description.
Advanced Study Seminars offers students insight for instance into how international politics impacts governance, how governance impacts politics, and what this means for the ability of international institutions, governments, and other organizations to help address current issues such as climate, environment, security, digitalization, and public health.
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International politics has traditionally been analysed from inter-state perspectives. Since international organisations emerged, these have become important tools of great powers, arenas for state actors to cooperate, and even norm-generating agencies that can change states’ behaviour. These institutions also exist at regional level, most prominently in Europe. In this course we focus particularly on the EU’s (European Union) external relations and the interconnections with other world regions, and regional and global institutions. These constitute a crucial element to supplement the study of inter-regionalism and multilateralism. International politics and multilevel governance require a multi-layered toolset for which regional and inter-regional settings are essential as competences in important policy areas have often moved either upwards (to a supranational region) or downwards (to a subnational group) or are part of shared competences that may be difficult to identify from the outside. Key course topics include ‘the EU in international politics’, EU’s relationship with the near abroad and with other regions of the world. Also, the course looks into how the EU and other actors work with transnational non-state actors and major states globally.
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|Overall plan and expected work effort||
The course consists of lectures, but students are expected to actively participate by asking questions and contribute to class discussions
As part of the course, the student is expected to prepare for classes by reading assigned texts for the given session. Teachers in turn pledge to make use of the students' preparation in the teaching.
The course is 10 ECTS, so approximately total 275 hours. Weekly estimated workload is approximately 17 hours (2 hours of presence and 15 hours preparation) for the 13 weeks of classes (17*13=221 hours).
Expect around 50 hours of preparation for the exam
|Evaluation and feedback||
The activity are evaluated regularly regarding the study board evaluation procedure. The activity responsible will be orientated about a potential evaluation of the activity at semesterstart. Se link to the study board evaluation praxis here https://intra.ruc.dk/nc/for-ansatte/organisering/raadnaevn- og-udvalg/oversigt-over-studienaevn/studienaevn-for-internationale-studier/arbejdet-medkvalitet- i-uddannelserne/
Interregionalism, multilateralism and EU external Governance [focus on key course concepts & topics; Hierarchical governance; network governance; market]
Block I: The EU in international politics
EU, EU Member States and the UN
EU as a Global Climate Leader?
EU and transnational non-state actors [Multinational Companies, Big Tech, terrorist groups (Association of the) Overseas Countries and Territories; paradiplomacy (Adler-Nissen)]
Block II: EU and the Near Abroad
Regional Security Governance in Europe [EU, NATO, OSCE]
EU and Russia: conflicts and interdependencies
EU- the Middle east
Block III: EU and the (not so) far abroad
EU and WTO [concepts: EU market powers; two-level game]
EU-US: Security, trade and values
EU-Africa: Security, trade and aid
EU-Asia [ASEAN, India, China]
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|Form of examination||
Individual oral exam based on a written product.
The character limit of the written product is 2,400-3,600 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 25 minutes.
The assessment is an overall assessment of the written product(s) and the subsequent oral examination.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the oral exam: Course material and own notes.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
Explain core terminology and theories from regional and European governance.
Ability to understand how regional and international governance institutions/organizations impact the world.
Describe trends in international, regional and multilevel governance approaches and relate them to core terminology and theories from the three mandatory courses.
Analyze the political dynamics of contemporary governance opportunities and challenges.