Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2229H1F L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL464H1F L0101

Urban Policy and Policymaking


The institutions, dynamics and participants of the G7/8 and G20 systems, and its emergence as an effective centre of global governance in the post cold war, globalizing world of the twenty-first century. Explored in turn are the history and structure of the G7/8 and G20 institutions, competing conceptions of international order, alternative theories of the G7/8 and G20's success in securing international cooperation, proposals for G7/8 and G20 reform, and the roles played by the G7/8 and G20 members, outside countries, organizations and civil society.


Michael Hodges, John Kirton and Joseph Daniels, (eds.), The G8's Role in the New Millennium, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999);
John Kirton, Joseph Daniels and Andreas Freytag, (eds.), Guiding Global Order: G8 Governance in the Twenty-First Century, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001);
Putnam, Robert D., and Nicholas Bayne, Hanging Together: Cooperation and Conflict in the Seven Power Summits, Rev. ed. (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press 1987);
C. Fred Bergsten and C. Randall Henning, Global Economic Leadership and the Group of Seven, (Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C. 1996);

Format and Requirements

A two-hour weekly seminar. After the first week, each student will be responsible for
actively participating in all seminars and making a presentation in the first hour of one, for writing a brief critical review of one of the major books/collections, and for writing a major research paper based on the seminar presentation. Participation and the presentation are worth 25%, the critical review 25% ,and the major research essay 50%.