On this course, you will learn about and reflect on theories of international co-operation and integration between states, non-governmental actors and international organisations, applying theoretical concepts and analytical models to empirical cases. You will also examine the prerequisites, obstacles to and driving forces behind this co-operation and integration; these factors include to the will to solve common problems, mutual dependencies, institutional mechanisms and the pursuit of power and influence. The course focuses on multilateral co-operation, intergovernmental international organisations and integration projects, and “global governance”, which refers to more complex and looser forms of international co-operation.
The course is taught in English, but examination in Swedish is possible. Teaching consists of lectures and compulsory seminars, exercises and group work.