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University of Naples Federico II

Global Politics

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This course is part of the IPSAMOOC project, a joint venture Federica Weblearning - IPSA, the International Political Science Association

The course explores global order and local disorders to explain why International Studies in the West are moving towards a planetary approach to World politics. Thinking globally helps explain new links between changes in the natural environment (demographics and climate) and changes in governing Institutions. Will societies and peoples find a way to get along together despite intractable conflicts and divergence of social and national interests? Will States delegate enough sovereignty to universal organizations, rather than keeping power within national borders? Will the world ever be governed, and more democratically governed? This course in global politics aims to explore these key questions. It draws on a mix of disciplines - anthropology, history, sociology, economics and psychology - and a mix of paradigms, as no one approach is sufficient to explain the complexity of global issues today. Combining various ways of thinking creates a more complete picture of the myriad transactions that make the planet evolve towards a more complex equilibrium.

Regarding video lectures:

  • The course text is in English
  • The course videos are spoken in French
  • The course videos have closed captions available in English, French, and Spanish

Taught by

Yves Schemeil



3.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    I am honored with this important course about the Global Politics, because we are right now in a world globalized. It's important the international collaboration and the diplomatic relations with all countries of our planet. The democracy and freedoms must be the first step in this controversial world where all of us are living.


    Pierre Millet
    Arizona State
    United States of America
  • Anonymous
    The course is interesting, although not exceptional, but in particular it is not true that it is taught in English, as in the description. It is in French, with English subtitles. That is not the same. I am quite fluent in French but not to the level of attending such a course. I would not take it again.

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