‘Global governance is not the same as world government’ (Keohane and Nye). Do you agree? Outline your answer with appropriate examples.
How do ideas matter in making sense of power in global governance?
‘Global governance is little more than an instrument for the exercise of hegemonic power’. Critically evaluate this argument drawing upon examples.
What factors contribute to the success or otherwise of an international regime? Outline your answer with reference to at least one international regime of your choice (see the list below for some examples of international regimes)*
“International organizations socialize states to accept new political goals and new social values in ways which have lasting impact” (Finnemore). Critically assess this assertion drawing upon evidence from one or more cases with which you are familiar.
To what extent has the vision of the UN as ‘the world’s policeman’ (see Williams and Bellamy in Weiss et. al., p. 417) been achieved in practice?
To what extent do civil society organisations (CSOs) have the power or legitimacy to help realise more humane and democratic forms of global governance? Analyse in relation to one or more global governance regime (e.g. trade, finance, development, environment, security, etc.)
Is ‘club governance’ a help or a hindrance to effective global governance?
Which theory covered on the course (neoliberal institutionalism, constructivism, realism, or Marxism) best explains the emergence of the BRICS?
Are we living in an era of ‘post-hegemonic multilateralism’, and to what extent is this a positive or negative factor in the governance of globalisation?
What actions could be taken to make global governance more democratic?
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