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Régulation de la mondialisation

Governing Globalisation

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques (SSP)

Responsable(s): Rahel Kunz
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2015 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre de printemps
6 heures par semaine

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


This course aims at familiarising students with the implications of globalisation in various areas. At the end of this course, students are expected to be able to:
- Acquire knowledge about, and adopt a critical attitude towards, the political nature of globalisation and its relevance for everyday life
- Gain an understanding of different theoretical perspectives on the governance of globalisation
- Develop a detailed analysis of one particular issue and the way it is governed
- Design and discuss a short film


This course is structured around a set of complex issues that illuminate the ways in which globalisation is governed, including the exploitation of raw materials, food, waste, drones, walls, money, biodiversity and beauty. Globalization is a catch-phrase that captures our imagination and can be used to describe various contemporary sociocultural, economic, and political processes, such as new communication, information and transportation technologies, the activities of transnational social movements and multinational corporations, privatisation and the transformation of the state, increasing international capital flows and global webs of production and consumption. This course focuses on the implications of globalisation and the ways in which globalisation is governed. We will address questions such as what types of actors are involved in governing globalisation? Which forms of governance exist? Which imaginaries are involved in governing globalisation? In which sites does governing take place? How do issues and object circulate or not? How is our everyday life implicated in the politics of globalisation? Which are the power relations involved in governing globalisation? Where can we find subversion and resistance? Given the key role that visuals and imaginaries play in shaping the governance of globalisation and our understanding of it, the course works with visual material alongside textual documents. As part of the course evaluation, students will work in groups to prepare a short film (documentary or fiction) presenting an analysis of the governance of globalisation through one particular issue or object. The film projects will be developed through a collaboration with Maîtres de la Caverne, who provide technical and artistic support.


L'évaluation de ce cours se fait sur la base de contrôles continus.

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