NGOs in World Politics (L2067A)
NGOs in World Politics
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
There has been an enormous growth in the number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active around the world, especially since the end of the Cold War. This module explores the significance of this trend, and asks what representations and practices of world politics are produced and reproduced by NGO activity: are NGOs an appropriate form for promoting human rights and development in a post-Cold War world? are they irresponsible and unaccountable, impinging on a state's ability to do its job? Do they undermine local struggles for social justice or do they signal a move away from government and towards networked forms of governance?
This module will address a range of thinking about the role of NGOs in world politics. You will be required to identify, understand and critique ways of conceptualising NGO activity in world politics. The module is divided into three sections: the history of NGOs, current issues regarding NGO activity, and conceptual approaches to the study of NGO activity. Each week the module will focus on a particular NGO or related issue; you will learn about contemporary or historical forms of NGO activity and think critically about the significance of NGO activity to world politics.
|Essay||Mid Year Assessment Week 1 Wed 16:00||75.00%|
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Book Review||T1 Week 7||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
Dr Anna Stavrianakis
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