Globalization, Organizations and the State

Study Board of Market and Management Anthropology, Economics, Mathematics-Economics, Environmental and Resource Management

Teaching language: English
EKA: B500001102
Censorship: Second examiner: None
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Autumn
Level: Bachelor

Course ID: B500001101
ECTS value: 10

Date of Approval: 19-02-2019


Duration: 1 semester

Course ID

B500001101

Course Title

Globalization, Organizations and the State

Teaching language

English

ECTS value

10

Responsible study board

Study Board of Market and Management Anthropology, Economics, Mathematics-Economics, Environmental and Resource Management

Date of Approval

19-02-2019

Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Peter Starke starke@sam.sdu.dk

Offered in

Odense

Level

Bachelor

Offered in

Autumn

Duration

1 semester

Mandatory prerequisites

None

Aim and purpose

Corporate actors today operate in rapidly changing environments, which move established boundaries between the public and the private sectors and bring together global processes and local cultural contexts. With ever more complex regulation, public spending surpassing 50 per cent of GDP in many rich countries and an increasing density of global governance structures, decision-makers ignore the public sector at their peril. It is therefore essential that tomorrow’s managers are familiar with key public actors, institutions and public policies and their role both at the domestic and at the global level. The course introduces the students to how the public sector and public policies differ in various types of market economies – notably within the OECD, club of rich countries – and how the state has been shaped by and is shaping the process of globalization. In this context, we will look at policy areas such as tax policy, economic regulation and social policy. In addition, the course explores how this is embedded in the institutions, norms, and actors of global governance. Global governance manifests itself as a dense set of rules and norms of transnational scope, which is produced and managed by a thickly-networked range of organizations operating on different scales.

Building on an introduction into the concept of the modern state and its history, we address the question to what extent and in what ways globalization has led to convergence of public sector organization and public policies. We will discuss theories predicting convergence as well as persistent differences and assess their empirical relevance. In doing so, the course aims at providing an understanding of how economics and politics interact in shaping the public sector and public policies. In particular, the course aims at providing an understanding of how responses to globalization can differ by country and by institutional legacy. In addition, students become familiar with some of the key processes and actors shaping global governance, the rules of the game of this new world order and discuss implications for justice and democracy. 

Content

  • Global governance
    • Normative perspectives on global governance
    • Key actors in global governance
    • The concept of the modern nation state
    • Size and functions of the public sector
    • Public sector reforms
    • Globalization and policy convergence
    • Policy diffusion theory

    Learning goals

    By the end of the course, the students should have:

    Description of outcome - Knowledge

    • Knowledge about national differences in the size and dynamics of the public sector and about the effect of globalization on public policies; knowledge about institutions of global governance, their role and the prospect for democratization at the global level. 

    Description of outcome - Skills

    • Skills to outline the key characteristics of modern states and their historical development; discuss different theoretical perspectives on how public sectors and public policies are adapted to globalization and to assess the results of public sector reforms in different types of Western capitalism; identify the strengths and weaknesses of global governance

    Description of outcome - Competences

    • Competences to distinguish between various socio-political settings and to identify ways and means to act within them; also to orient themselves in a cross-disciplinary environment and communicate the opportunities and challenges of global governance to a wide audience of non-specialists

    Literature

    The reading material will be drawn from articles and classic works on globalization and domestic policymaking, global governance and international organizations. The literature will be provided in the form of a reader and electronic articles.

    In total: about 800 pages

    Teaching Method

    Interactive lectures and tutorials.

    Workload

    Scheduled classes:
    The course includes 2-hour lecture sessions offered during 15 weeks and tutorials for 2 hours per week.

    A 10 ECTS course entails a total workload of 270 hours. These are divided between the different learning activities and below follows an estimation for the average student:

    Face-to-face lectures: 45 hours
    Tutorials: 30 hours
    Preparation for lectures and tutorials: 95 hours
    Preparation for exam: 95 hours
    Exam: 5 hours
    Total: 270 hours

    Examination regulations

    Exam

    Name

    Exam

    Timing

    Exam: January
    Reexam: February

    Exchange students are examined in December. Re-examination in February. 

    Rules

    -3 is not allowed, 00 is not allowed

    Tests

    Exam

    Name

    Exam

    Form of examination

    Written in situ exam

    Censorship

    Second examiner: None

    Grading

    7-point grading scale

    Identification

    Student Identification Card - Exam number

    Language

    English

    Duration

    5 hours written exam.

    Length

    No limitations.

    Examination aids

    No exam aids allowed. However, students are allowed to bring dictionaries, either as offline version or in paper, to the exam. It is not allowed to communicate with other students.

    Assignment handover

    In the examination room.

    Assignment handin

    Via SDU-assignment in the course in Blackboard. The paper cannot be supplemented with hand written appendix.

    ECTS value

    10

    Additional information

    Location: The students have to bring their own computer
    Internet Access: No Access.

    Evaluation at the re-exam may be changed.

    EKA

    B500001102

    External comment

    NOTE - This course is identical with the former course 8114101 Globalization, Organizations and the State.
    Used examination attempts in the former identical course will be transferred.
    Courses that are identical with former courses that are passed according to applied rules cannot be retaken.

    The student is automatically registered for the first examination attempt when the student is registered for a course or course element with which one or more examinations are associated. Withdrawal of registration is not possible, and students who fail to participate in an examination have used one examination attempt, unless the University has made an exemption due to special circumstances. 

    The student is responsible for registering for 2nd and 3rd examination attempt.

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    Fall 2019 Optional Tilvalg i Marketing, Branding og Kommunikation Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics and Business Administration | Esbjerg, Soenderborg, Slagelse, Odense, Kolding
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    Fall 2019 Optional BA negot Tysk, 180 ECTS, Optag 2017 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (English), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (Spanish), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (German) | Odense
    Fall 2019 Optional BA negot Spansk, 180 ECTS, Optag 2017 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (English), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (Spanish), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (German) | Odense
    Fall 2019 Optional BA negot Engelsk 180 ECTS Særligt forløb for Markedsføringsøkonomer Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (English), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (Spanish), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (German) | Odense
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    Fall 2019 Optional BA negot Engelsk, 180 ECTS, Optag 2018 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (English), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (Spanish), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Language and Culture (German) | Odense
    Fall 2019 Mandatory BSc Market and Management Anthropology - Year 2018 BSc in Market and Management Anthropology | Bachelor of Science in Market and Management Anthropology | Odense 1
    Fall 2019 Exchange students

    Teachers

    Name Email Department City
    Amelie Theussen amelie@sam.sdu.dk Odense
    Peter Starke starke@sam.sdu.dk Odense

    Student teachers

    Name Email Department City
    Mai Louati omlou16@student.sdu.dk Odense

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