Globalization, Governance and Law

Globalization as a meeting of different cultures poses enormous challenges. On the one hand, global trade can bring us closer together in both goods and knowledge. On the other hand, it becomes increasingly difficult to regulate global responsibilities. For me, the issues of social justice, universal human rights and the institutions that protect them, are immensely important.

Can it be fair that if I pay €100 for a pair of shoes and that the people who made them, receive just a fraction as their wage? Can it be fair that people are tortured and killed merely because of what they say and think? I feel that as the world grows closer, new problems come up each day.

Law to me, is more than just a complex set of rules that everyone exploits for their own advantage. For me law is an expression of the pursuit of justice. It's no longer just part of a national culture, but a way to bring our international relations to a new level, where only the rights of the strongest matter.

For me, international institutions are the cornerstones of fair prosperity, long term peace and sustainable civilization processes. I want to contribute to the rules of our world, and with my help and the organization for which I will work for later, see them put into action.

I want to understand it all and that's why I'm studying Globalization, Governance and Law at Karlshochschule.

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Degree Program Structure

Each module in the Globalization, Governance and Law course at Karlshochschule opens up a new and exciting world. When I look at the module overview, I can see how my course contents are logically interlinked and how this provides me with a much broader spectrum of Globalization, Governance and Law.

 

 

Study year 1

Global Economy

6 ECTS
6 ECTS
Global Economy
As a critical introduction to the many backgrounds of globalization, this module will provide me with key insights about our global economy and its implications for business, politics and society. Among others I will investigate the following topics:
  • History and theories of globalization
  • Classics of economic theory: Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx
  • Globalization as innovation: Joseph Schumpeter
  • John Maynard Keynes and Bretton Woods: global gconomic institutions
  • International actors: governments, inter-governmental and supra-national bodies, multinationals
  • Globalization and ecology
  • Postcolonial perspectives
  • Globalization at the crossroads: "Clash of Cultures" or global cooperation
Type of examination: Examination (120 minutes)

Cultural Studies

5 ECTS

Introduction in International Public Law

5 ECTS

International Organizations

5 ECTS

Introduction to Scientific Research Methods

10 ECTS

English as a Foreign Language 1

4 ECTS

Sustainable Development

6 ECTS

Political Philosophy

5 ECTS

Introduction in Strategic Practice

5 ECTS

Global Governance

5 ECTS

English as a Foreign Language

4 ECTS

Study year 2

Area Studies

6 ECTS
6 ECTS
Area Studies
  • Global dynamics (politics, society and population, economics, ethics, etc.) and their crystallization in local processes
  • The main features of integrated civilization and culture
  • Demography and regional stereotypes
  • Socio-economic society structures
  • Current economy and politics
  • Composition and dynamics of the market and its media
  • Case studies on representative companies
  • International aspects of business activities in the host country, as well as market and demand requirements, in particular as regards exchanges between the host and home country
Type of examination: Presentation

Anthropology

6 ECTS

Introductory Project

6 ECTS

Conflict Resolution

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.1

6 ECTS

International Collaboration

6 ECTS

Contemporary Society

6 ECTS

Change & Innovation

6 ECTS

Elective

6 ECTS

Foreign Language 2.2

6 ECTS

Study year 3

Economic Institutionalism

6 ECTS
6 ECTS
Economic Institutionalism
  • Institutionalism in economics, politics and sociology 
  • Heterodox economic theory 
  • Old and new institutional economics (e.g. Veblen, Hayek, Common; Coase, North) 
  • Markets & organizations 
  • Information in society 
  • Behavioral theory of the firm 
  • Agency theory 
  • Transaction cost economics 
  • Evolutionary economics 
  • Market and contract failures 
  • Fairness, cooperation and reciprocity 
  • Social preferences
Type of examination: Written assignment

Justice, Human and Constitutional Rights

6 ECTS

Ethics: Globalization - Sustainability - Practice

6 ECTS

Advanced Project

6 ECTS

Elective: Culture & Language

6 ECTS

Internship

18 ECTS

Bachelor Thesis (incl. its Defense)

12 ECTS

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