The aim of this course is to address the background, patterns, and the importance of the different types of standards, legal system, collaborative processes, and organizations in international politics that together make up global governance. The course provides a broad introduction to political science theories on international cooperation, as well as explains how these theories generate alternative interpretations of the meaning of power, efficiency, and legitimacy in global governance. The course paints the historical development of global governance, with an emphasis on the period after 1945, and investigates the relationship between states, international organizations, and transnational actors. Thematically, the course would relate to global governance within a wide range of policy areas, including international trade, development policy, security policy, human rights, environmental policies, and regional integration.