Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Politic Sc & Internat Studies

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Seminar hours

Assessment methods

Assignments and take home exam

Course coordinator

Dr Frank Mols

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 External External Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course deals with the practices of modern governance. Governance can be defined as the tools, strategies and relationships used by governments to help govern. Interest in governance has in part been spurred by the view that governments should experiment more with `non-governmental' mechanisms in dealing with pressing problems, for example, through the use of market mechanisms, or by forging collaborative or partnership relationships with civil society or community organisations. A central argument in this course, however, is that the role of governments and state agencies remains central to governance strategies, and that governments have an important responsibility to oversee, steer, resource and render accountable all forms of governance. This notion of the `government of governance' can be termed `metagovernance'. The course also deals with questions of knowledge and rationality in policy and governance systems and about how ideas and discourses shape the world of policy and governance. The course also explores the impact of power and institutional arrangements in shaping governance practices.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 (TP2) St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 (TP6) St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile