PUBP 601 - The Global Political Environment

Fall 3 Tierney.

The purpose of the course is to take a broad view of governance in a comparative context.  It includes an examination of the governance and policymaking processes in the U.S. as well as other types of systems:  democratic, semi-democratic, parliamentary, theocratic, anarchic and authoritarian.  The course also attempts to analyze new trends toward regional governance and globalization, with specific emphasis on the European Union and the Word Trade Organization.  Although the nation state will be the primary unit of analysis, specific reference will also be made to entities that have recently emerged as important players in national and international politics, such as NGOs, hybrid agencies, and other groups that do not clearly fall within either the public or private sector.  

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