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Governance, Globalisation & Civil Society

Students are provided with an understanding of the changing modes of governance at the local, national and international levels within a context characterised by globalised information-based economic dynamics, the rise of civil society and the challenge of sustainable development.

This course aims to provide an understanding of the changing modes of governance at the local, national and international levels within a context characterised by globalised information-based economic dynamics, the rise of civil society and the challenge of sustainable development. The main themes will be: - changing conceptions of governance over the last century (social democracy, liberal, statist, corporatist and now green); - review of the institutional structures of global governance; - the rise of local governance and local economies; - the rise of civil society at the local and global levels; - the implications of sustainable development for governance at the global, regional, national and local levels; - case studies of "green states".

Target Group

Postgraduate students and professionals working in government, corporate or civil society sectors who wish to gain a deeper and broader understanding of the forces at work in the globalised economy and how these impact on society and sustainability.

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Dr Jeremy Wakeford is an economist specialising in energy, resources and sustainability transitions.

Mark

Mark is a Distinguished Professor and Programme Coordinator: Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch and Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute.