This course aims to enhance students’ knowledge of global governance and global democracy through the study of the role of social movements (social movement organisations/non-governmental organisations) and analysis of (international) institutions, (gender) policies and transnational activism.
Students will be introduced to the aspects of gender in global governance and global democracy, and governance will be discussed from ’top-down’, ’bottom-up’ and transnational perspectives. Firstly, governance of gender inequalities at the transnational level will be analysed with a focus on international institutions and policies. On this basis, theories of (feminist) institutionalism and international and European legislation and policies will be analysed. These theories will underpin a critical discussion of the ‘gendered infrastructure’ and history of global relations in the context of the international organisations’ specific agencies for gender relations such as The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and UN Women.
Secondly, focus will be on a critical discussion of the mobilisation of social movements in various parts of the world and on the interaction between the (global) civil society, international institutions, international law in the Global North and the Global South and the emerging powers/economies in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This will include theories on the aspects of gender in concepts such as citizenship, the global civil society, transnational solidarity and postcolonialism. The module will form the basis of further theoretical and practical work within the field in the project module of the semester,
The module consists of lectures and seminars, possibly with exercises and student contributions.
|Prøvens navn||Gendering Global Governance|
SkriftligThe module is evaluated at an internal individual written examination. The examination is a 48-hour take-home assignment comprising issues within the subject area of the module. The assignment paper must not exceed eight pages.
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|Vurderingskriterier||The grade 12:
will be awarded to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the objectives for the module exhaustively or with only few insignificant omissions.
The grade 02:
will be awarded to students who demonstrate that they have fulfilled the minimum acceptable level of the learning objectives above for the module, i.e. at least basic knowledge of the main theories and topics that are treated in the course literature.
|Engelsk titel||Gendering Global Governance|
|Studienævn||Studienævnet for Internationale Forhold|
|Fakultet||Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet|