United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) Are you too busy to be a full-time student for 10 weeks while looking, at the same time, to increase your understanding of the theory and the practice of governance? If yes, we have the solution. Enrol in our governance online course and you will have a quick, yet a rigorous access to the foundations of the governance realm.
Governance is a complex concept which is often used but not always correctly understood. It is an elusive notion, defined and measured in various ways. Sometimes, the idea of governance is differently placed in practice or wrongly conceptualised theoretically. This course will guide participants through key theoretical debates surrounding the concept of governance while at the same time presenting a range of empirical examples to illustrate how governance works in practice. The framework of the course will comprise and tackle the following facets of governance: governance as an analytical term, governance and public administration, governance and globalisation, governance as decision-making, (good) governance and international organisations. The target group of this course is oriented but not limited to students, policy practitioners, NGOs staff, civil and international servants.
The course is structured in 5 learning modules stretched across 10 weeks. The learning process will feature a series of online lectures, tutorial supervision, online movie screenings, and assignments. The design of the course is structured as such as to allow mobility in the work and schedule for every participant. In parallel or upon the completion of this course, participants have the option to follow a complementary online course, namely “Introduction to Political Science”.
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Netherlands