Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2230H1S L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL465H1S L0101

G8 and Global Governance II


The G8 and G20's role in managing major economic, global, and political security issues, its members ability to reach and respect agreements and shape international regimes, and proposals for regime reform. Issues include financial crises, exchange rate management, international economic institutional reform, microeconomic policy, trade and investment, development, environment and climate change, terrorism, crime, drugs, health and disease, information, and global and regional security.


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 D., and Nicholas Bayne, Hanging Together: Cooperation and Conflict in the Seven Power Summits, Rev. ed. (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press 1987)

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%.