4884 Concentration Area - Globalisation and Multi-Level Policy I
ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Andreas Novy, Dr. Stefan Mayr, LL.M., Univ.Prof. Dr. Verena Madner
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02/04/19 to 02/22/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 03/07/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 03/14/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 03/21/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 03/28/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 04/04/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 04/11/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 05/02/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 05/09/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 05/16/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 05/23/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.3.11
Thursday 06/06/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 06/13/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039
Thursday 06/27/19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D4.0.039


GMLP 1 focusses on key concepts of the concentration area. It deals with a variety of understandings and uses of (multi-level) governance, globalization and power.

It deals with interrelated development processes on various spatial levels (from urban/local/regional to European and global). We will deal with uneven development at these levels, theoretical concepts for understanding this development, the role and behaviour of key actors (firms, public and political actors, civil society organisations) and institutions as well as with multi-level governance approaches targeting this development.

Learning outcomes

After completion of Globalization and Multi Level Policy (GMLP) students

  • are capacitated to mobilise multiple (interdisciplinary) perspectives, concepts and theories to understand contemporary global policy challenges and to shape respective policies
  • understand the importance of actors, institutions, power and the governance of knowledge to tackle real world processes
  • have obtained an overview of multi-level policy strategies and mechanisms including urban, regional, European and global goverance
  • dispose of conceptual and analytical tools to understand and problematize policy discourses and strategies.

Attendance requirements

Two sessions can be missed without justification. More mission courses need justification.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course applies a combination of:

· Readings of relevant theories and concepts
· Survey of relevant studies and materials
· Analysis of empirical cases
· In depth discussion of rival theories and of empirical evidence

Literature and Pre-Class Readings available at learn@wu


In the course of the semester you will have to prepare 4 short Study Reports. There is also the option to deliver an additional “bonus activity”.

Detailed information on the aim of the reports, the respective research questions and the assessment criteria as well as on the bonus activity are available on learn@wu


  • 4 Study Reports (20 points each - 80%)
  • Participation – based on mandatory reading assignments etc (20%)

Bonus points – preparing an empirical case for classroom discussion (max 10 points).

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Successful completion of semester 1 of MSc SEEP


1 Author: Bibliography will be made available at learn@wu
Last edited: 2019-01-14