Global Issues, Actors and Governance
Concerned about global warming, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, pandemics, and the global economic crisis and want to know what governments, non-governmental organizations, and intergovernmental organizations are doing to address these transnational issues? This course will explore how transnational issues are identified and addressed around the world by policy, advocacy, and knowledge-based institutions. Special attention will be paid to policy research organizations (e.g., think tanks, government research, and policy-planning units) that generate and disseminate policy research, analyses, and recommendations. A selection of enduring and emerging global policy issues will be examined to demonstrate how policy issues take shape and are addressed by governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. Course will feature prominent policymakers from around the world who will comment on selected global policy issues and debates.