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China And Global Governance (Module)

Module description

This module aims:

• To familiarise students with literature on the international debates about global governance both as a normative framework for democratic governance beyond the state and as practice of global institutional construction and reform
• To critically engage the discourse of good governance and to introduce to students the main theoretical perspectives in both international relations and international law about global governance, encouraging critical assessment of the strength and weakness of these perspectives
• To acquire the most updated knowledge in the development of Chinese international and global policy strategy from revolutionary movements to global institutions
• To guide and support students in arriving at assessments of China’s role in global governance in historical and comparative perspectives by critically reviewing relevant debates that engage various disciplinary approaches across and including history, politics and International Relations, philosophy, economics, sociology and cultural studies (particularly on modernity and identity)
• To engages new texts in both Chinese and English languages, supplemented with primary data in Chinese official documents and primary sources, enabling students to critically review the existing perspectives and arguments about China’s role in global governance
• To guide students to explore the inter-relationship between social science and the study of an area (China) and to reflect on strategies for integrating political theory with the production of area-specific knowledge

• To apply the analytical approaches learned in this module to assess/contribute to contemporary debates about understanding the process of China’s emergence as a great power, and its impact regionally and globally

Staff information

Dr Suzanne Yang

Teaching pattern

10 x 2-hour lecture/seminar

Module assessment - more information

1 x 4000 word essay; 1 x 10 minute oral presentation with slides

Key information

Module code 7YYC0023

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework oral examination/s presentation/s

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes