International Governance and Civil Society, 7.5 credits (733A49)

International Governance and Civil Society, 7.5 hp

Main field of study

Political Science


Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Khalid Khayati

Course coordinator

Khalid Khayati

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7MER International and European Relations, Master´s Programme 3 (Autumn 2020) v202044-202048 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in International and European Relations

Entry requirements

Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits in Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology or another discipline relevant for the course. In-depth study of at least 90 ECTScredits (3 semesters of full-time study) in the major subject is required, including a paper corresponding to approximately 10 weeks of study (15 ECTS). Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to

  • critically analyse the concept of international governance according to the major theoretical frameworks discussed in the subject;
  • critically analyse the role of civil society in international governance;
  • utilise acquired analytical tools to examine contemporary global and specially north−south relationships;
  • discuss possible future developments in international governance;
  • discuss possible future developments for the role of civil society.

Course content

The course covers the following areas:

  • the theories and concepts of international governance;
  • the role of civil society in international governance.

Teaching and working methods

The course offers lectures which introduce and develop the content of the course. Lectures are complementary to the literature. Seminars and workshops are important aspects of the learning process and provide opportunities for mutual, critical discussions which develop attitudes and skills. Students are expected to be well prepared for lectures and to have completed assigned preparations for seminars. Students are expected to read and take in the literature independently and/or in self-organized reading groups. Language of instruction is English.

Activities which constitute elements of examination are mandatory.


The course is examined through a combination of mandatory seminars, group exercises, group assignment and presentation, and an individual home examination at the end of the course.

Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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GROU Group Assignment EC 3 credits
EXAM Individual Assignment EC 4.5 credits

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