Problematising governance in theory and in practice
On this course you will learn to describe, explain and independently problematise the various elements in the concept of governance, including central theories and perspectives, and apply them to empirical cases. The concept of governance covers a broad spectrum of processes through which political decisions are made and implemented in a society, involving many different institutions and actors are involved. You will examine the shift “from government to governance”, where hierarchical forms of governance have been replaced or complemented by horizontal forms, such as networks and coordination between various societal actors.
The course is based on lectures and seminars, and assessed via your participation in the seminars, including written assignments and a written report.