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.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.