RI-SP058 | Spring | 6 ECTS
This course focuses on the rise of global partnerships and how they are changing international governance. It provides conceptual tools to analyse critically the unprecedented level of collaboration on global issues across the public and private spheres. What are the politics, patterns and outcomes of collaborative governance? How do public-private partnerships interact with international organizations and how do they affect the multilateral system? What are the sources of contestation and legitimation of such initiatives? Can we assess partnership effectiveness through systematic research? Students will engage in these topics through advanced readings, discussions, lectures, and empirical research on diverse sets of partnerships, including partnerships for environment, health, children’s issues, development, and human rights.