Global Governance and International Organizations

7.5 credits

As a structural transformation of the international order, globalization has transferred authority away from the single state towards regional blocs and multilateral institutions. This course introduces the complex subject of global governance by analyzing the many actors, policies, processes and inherent challenges involved. Students will look at the historical development of the international society, explore the structures and roles of international organizations and analyze their complicated relations with other non-state actors. The course will also discuss current issues within global governance as well as its limitations and future prospects.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!