The Governance specialization focuses on governance within and beyond the nation state, and related changes to the underlying structure of the global political economy. It analyses how problems are solved (or not solved) in contexts in which authority, whether concentrated or dispersed, requires cooperation among multiple independent actors.
Students learn how different groups of governmental and non-governmental actors inﬂuence policy-making and how regional and global governance penetrates core domains of public policy in national and local settings. This specialization helps students to identify alternative institutional options for cooperative problem-solving and, from a more critical perspective, examines why intergovernmental solutions advocated over recent decades no longer appear to be working.
Courses offered within the Governance specialization are listed below.