Leo Tamamizu

Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2022



Course Number

DIPL 2109

Course Description

This class analyzes the concepts and theories of global governance. Currently, global governance has been a buzz word among academics as well as practitioners. However, because of its elusive nature, many are using this concept in different meanings in different contexts. I low can we understand it and how should we apply it to global issues such as wars, environmental destruction and pandemic? In the first part of the course, we will lay the groundwork to answer these questions. We will explore the conditions that make cooperation more or less likely. We will discuss actors in international relations: states, international governmental organizations (IGOs), non governmental organizations (NGOs), and private sector actors like multinational corporations (l\INCs).

The second part of this course is topic specific. In exploring current global problems relating to security, economic development, human rights, and the environment, we will understand why global policymaking is a demanding endeavor. We will discuss how these actors interact with one another to solve pressing global problems This will allow us to better appreciate the barriers that exist to international cooperation, and understand the conditions under which those barriers can be solved.