This unit examines the contributions of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to global governance. It begins by investigating some of the difficulties in conceptualising and defining NGOs (and other organisational forms including global civil society and global social movements), raising questions about their legitimacy, transparency and representativeness in global policymaking. With a focus on the relationships between NGOs, nation-states and intergovernmental organisations, attention is paid to the roles of NGOs in global policy areas relating to economic cooperation, environmental sustainability and human rights. Particular emphasis is placed on the campaigning methods adopted by NGOs in seeking to impact policymaking at the global level. The overall aim of the unit is to encourage students to critically assess the ways and extent to which NGOs 'make a difference' in global governance.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Web dependent - I,L,N,W Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Flexible scheduling - H,I,L,N,W Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.