Critically discuss the relationship between social justice and global governance ( with speical reference to poverty)

The essay is for a Doctor of Social Sciences Degree. Must be analytic, clear and succinct. Please note the criteria below:

Make sure that you cover key readings
Be conceptually clear (which terminology you use and why)
Show off your overall knowledge
Find the balance between academic/theoretical discussions and policy oriented/empirical/practical examples
Make sure that your critical skills shine

Referencing Requirements:
Governance, Institutions and the Global Political Economy


Week 1 a Introduction Globalisation, the changing global political economy and public policy
(1 October 2013)
This introductory lecture explores some of the key debates in relation to globalisation and public policy. In doing so, it will examine the different and interrelated dimensions of globalisation-financial, political, cultural and social-and offer a brief account of the different relevant theoretical perspectives. The main aim of the lecture is to provide a backcloth for the more detailed sessions which follow and to explore the degree to which a?globalisationa confuses or clarifies public policy debate.
Core Reading:
Kennett, P. (2008) Governance, globalization and Public Policy Edward Elgar Publishing
Scholte, J. (2005) Globalization: A Critical Introduction, Palgrave: London.
Weiss, T. (2013) Global Governance, Polity Press
Stone, D. (2013) Knowledge Actors and Transnational Governance: The Private-Public Policy Nexus in the Global Agora, Palgrave MacMillan
Weiss, L (1987) Globalisation and the Myth of the Powerless State New Left Review 225, 3-27

Week 2: The globalisation debate

(8 October 2013)

The aim of this session is to map out the academic debate around globalisation, and discuss the termas definitional diversity and vagueness, its implications as well as its drivers, dimensions and typologies. The session is going to address the divide between globalists and sceptics, and map out the theoretical as well as empirical mappings of policy responses.

Core reading:
Scholte, J. (2005) Globalization: A Critical Introduction, Palgrave: London.
Held, D. and McGrew, A (2003) The Global Transformations Reader Cambridge: Polity Press
Rodrik, D (2012) The Globalization Paradox, Oxford University Press.
Held, D. and McGrew, A. (2007) Globalization Theory, Polity Press: Cambridge.
Wade, R. (2009) Is the Globalization Consensus Dead? Antipode Vol 41 No. S1 pp142-165.

Additional Reading:
Garret, G. (2004) Globalizationas Missing Middle Foreign Affairs (November/December)
Turner, B.S. and Khondker, H.H. (2010) Globalization East and West Sage
Caporaso, J.A. and Madeira, M.A. (2012) Globalization, Institutions and Governance Sage.
Weiss, L (1987) Globalisation and the Myth of the Powerless State, New Left Review 225, 3-27
Callinicos, A. (2009) Imperialism and the Global Political Economy Polity
Stiglitz, J (2002) Globalization and its Discontents London: Allen Lane

Class activity: Discussion of John Pilgeras film a?The new rulers of the Worlda, at contents.htm
Held, D. and McGrew, A. (2002) Governing Globalization, Oxford: Polity Press
Held, D and McGrew, A. (ed) (2000) The Global Transformations Reader, Oxford:Polity Press (See Part 2-The reconfiguration of political power?)
Jessop, B. (2002) The Future of the Capitalist State Polity Press.

Class activity: Discussion on a?governance gapsa as developed by Weiss (2013). Please make sure that you read Weissas (2013) book on global governance (chapter 4,5,6,7,8)

Core reading:
Stone, D. and Coleman, W. (2013) Global Public Policy: Fact or Fiction?, conference paper, First International Public Policy Conference, available on blackboard
Stone, D. (2013) Knowledge Actors and Transnational Governance: The Private-Public Policy Nexus in the Global Agora, Palgrave MacMillan.
Stone, D. (2008) Global Public Policy, Transnational Policy Communities and Their Networks, Policy Studies Journal 36(1): 19-38.
McGann, J. and Sabatini, R. (2011) Global Think Tanks, Routledge: London
Additional reading:
Stone, D. (2004) Transfer Agents and Global Networks in the Transnationalizationa of Policy Journal of European Public Policy, Vol 11,
Vertovec, S. (2009) Transnationalism, Routledge:London.
Jackson, Crang and Dwyer (2004) Introduction: the spaces of transnationality, in: