In today's world, the management of public affairs has witnessed a dramatic and important development, which snaps the interaction of actors and changes of their roles throughout history. Private actors had a strong influence in the management of public life. Non-state actors also have developed their strong poisoning by appropriating the financial management mechanisms and get independent financing resources, outside nation-state control. Today, the non-state actors, including social media and artificial intelligence, have expanded their influence to complicate the public opinion performance. The new element in these developments is the lack of opportunity for physical negotiation between actors, because of their different tangible vs. intangible nature, and because of the inability to control their transnational dynamism. This course will address also the issue by surveying the growing ranks of non-state actors who play a role in global governance.
Objectifs du cours / Course objectives
Students will develop a broad knowledge of the various non-state actors that exert influence in domestic, regional and international affairs and be able to assess their importance across a range of issue areas. Students will be equipped to think critically about the predominant theories of international relations and the extent to which they are capable of adapting to increasingly deterritorialized problems and new forms of governance.