Course Description:

The focus will be on civil non state actors in International Relations  (civil society organizations/non- governmental organizations). The concepts of civil society and the role of CSOs/NGOs and similar pressure groups  will be put under the microscope. An important part of the course will be exploring the nature of civil society advocacy. Students will be expected to develop their own civil society project.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Explain the role of civil society in today’s world.
  2. Understand the main functions of CSOs/NGOs in the global world.
  3. Understand the major  challenges in terms of strategic management that need to be taken into account in setting up and developing  CSOs/NGOs.