99212 Global Governance6cp
Since the late twentieth century processes of globalisation have changed modes of governing in and among nation-states. The intensification of information flows has given rise to new networks of action and policy at multiple scales, from communities and non-government organisations in cities and city-regions to supra-national regional organisations in addition to increased numbers of international multilateral institutions. In the process, new relationships have formed between states, multilateral institutions, and international organisations; world and global cities have become places leading policy innovation; and many communities now forge local actions while grappling with global pressures and influences. This subject is dedicated to making sense of these complex realities of transnational interrelations and multi-scale governance. We will work with interdisciplinary approaches to examine how distinct and integrated governing regimes, in multiple countries, seek to remediate pressing global issues, especially climate change, water resources, migration, and economic inequality. Particular attention is given to the city scale through relationships between state-led and private programs in relation to citizen-led initiatives.
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