Global Studies: Cultures and Organizations in International Relations

FutureLearn Global Studies: Cultures and Organizations in International Relations

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
Grenoble School of Management
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Examine whether global cooperation is possible despite cultural difference
We live in a wonderfully diverse world, but with difference often comes conflict. Is global cooperation between humans possible despite their cultural, institutional, and environmental differences? Do ideological confrontations endanger international cooperation?

Find out with this course exploring organizations and cultures across the globe. Evaluate beliefs about the “clash of civilisations” and examine whether our world really is becoming more liberal.

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This course will be of particular interest to business and international relations students, professionals who work in global businesses, IGOs and NGOs experts and negotiators who are or may be confronted to intercultural experiences.

However it doesn’t require any previous experience and anyone with an interest in global politics and culture can take part.

If you are taking this course as part of the International Relations program for credit, you will be expected to spend 10 hours per week studying this course. If you are not taking the course for credit, 6 hours per week is expected for basic understanding.

What topics will you cover?
  • Universalism and authenticity
  • Modernity and tradition
  • Conflicting ideologies
  • Pretended or true cultural distinctions
  • Going alone or getting along
  • Intercultural negotiations
  • Waves of democratisation
  • Waves of deregulation
  • Setbacks: non linear change
  • Nationalism, anti-colonialism
  • Back to the past: the world in 1925
  • A step towards the future: the World in 2025

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Yves Schemeil
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FutureLearn
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