Global Governance 101

Instructed by Henry Lamb

This course is designed for the serious student who wants to understand what global governance is, and how it has risen to such prominence and influence in the world today. The course is divided into four lessons:

Lesson 1:

Concepts in Conflict. Here we identify the philosophical foundations of the concept of global governance, compared to the philosophical foundations from which sprang the concept of individual freedom and limited government. We trace the evolution of these concepts through people and events throughout the first half of the 20th century, to the creation of the United Nations.

Lesson 2:

The Structure of Global Governance. This lesson defines the structure of the United Nations and other key players on the international stage. Special attention is given to a powerful triumvirate of non-government organizations, and the exceptional influence they have in the development of international policy.

Lesson 3:

The Politics of Global Governance. How the structure works, and is worked by the various political forces, is the focus of this lesson. Individuals, organizations, and events are identified and analyzed as politics pushes the concept of global governance ever closer to reality.

Lesson 4:

America’s Response to Global Governance. A historical review of some of the more influential people and organizations that have worked throughout the century to protect national sovereignty and slow the progress of global governance.

Each lesson is well documented, with extensive links to background material and primary documents. This course is essential for those who wish to understand how domestic policy is influenced by the international community.