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PPGA 591I 001 (Seminar)

Special Topics in Public Policy - TOPS PUBLIC PLCY

Offerings respond to current policy debates, topics of emerging interest, availability of visiting scholars, and interest in non-traditional courses incorporating practitioner expertise, interest in particular disciplinary perspectives missing from core courses and electives, and interest in specific regions or countries.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 11, 2021 to Apr 14, 2021)

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 22, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 12, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Fri14:0017:00
Note: this section is restricted

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:9
Currently Registered:6
General Seats Remaining:0
Restricted Seats Remaining*:9
    *These seats are reserved for students who meet one of the following sets of restrictions:
  1. in one of these faculties: PPGA
-  The title of PPGA 591I is Emerging Powers. Limited seating may be available to non-MPPGA students. Please contact the program ( The global economy and global politics are currently in a period of immense change. For over half a century, the international system was dominated by the US and other Western states. Yet there has recently been a significant shift of global economic activity from the Global North to the Global South, with major developing countries  such as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)  emerging as key players in the world economy. Along with their growing economic might, the emerging powers are increasingly asserting themselves in global politics and demanding a greater role in global governance. This transformation has been identified as one of the most important in modern history and prompted considerable debate in academic and policy circles around the world abou&~ t the agendas of the emerging powers and the consequences of their rise. This course examines the role and impact of emerging powers in the international system. It begins by analyzing the politics, economics, and foreign policy objectives of these countries. It then turns to assessing the sources and nature of contemporary power shifts and their implications for a variety of different areas of global politics and governance, including security, human rights, environment, trade, finance, and development.

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