Gendering Global Governance


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


The objective of this module is: 

  • To provide students with knowledge on theories and practices within the field of gender and global governance. 

  • To enable students to analyze and discuss key elements of gender and global governance theories in relation to empirical cases and reflect on these on a scientific basis. 



Students will be introduced to gender perspectives on global governance and global democracy. Global governance addresses the management of transnational issues by international organizations, non-state actors and sovereign states with a particular focus on informal processes and activities of governing. Contemporary challenges to global governance include, amongst other, democratic problems of legitimacy, authority and accountability as well as trends towards increased nationalism, populism and de-democratization. The module will address these issues from 'top-down', 'bottom-up' and transnational perspectives. 

Learning objectives


  • theories and practices within the field of gender and global governance  

  • key issues and themes within the field of gender and global governance and various approaches to the study of these. 


  • can apply knowledge within the module’s subject areas to select theories that serve the analytical purpose and at the same time remain critical to these theories. 

  • can apply relevant theories of the field to empirical cases. 


  • can reflect upon and analyze global governance processes from a gender perspective 

  • can communicate empirical and theoretical knowledge of the field in a clear and coherent manner 

  • can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge. 

Type of instruction

The course will include lectures, exercises, group work and seminars with student contributions. 



Name of examGendering Global Governance
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
The requirements for active participation will be determined by the module coordinator. 

Any re-exam will be an 8-hour written exam, maximum length 3 standard pages.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGendering Global Governance
Module code2022IR21
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Arts (MA) in Culture, Communication and Globalization
Study BoardStudy Board of Politics and Society
DepartmentDepartment of Politics and Society
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities