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INGS2601: Transnational Actors and Networks

This unit will consider the interactions of four groups of 'transnational actors' in the transnational public sphere: civil society, political, market and media, with a core focus on civil society interventions in the global political conversation. We will examine the communicative and cultural tools used to frame issues in particular ways, and look at tensions between the global, the regional, and national and the local within these conversations. The unit is taught by the School of Languages and Cultures.

Code INGS2601
Academic unit Languages and Cultures
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Global Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply a range of theoretical concepts including representation, framing, soft power, mobility and cultural, social and symbolic capital in analysing issues in global, local and regional politics
  • LO2. build on concepts, debates and issues in the analysis and politics of globalisation introduced in INGS1001 and INGS1002 to develop skills in interdisciplinary approaches
  • LO3. discuss the impacts of networks of corporate, media and civil society actors in framing issues in the transnational public sphere, and their interactions with the state
  • LO4. demonstrate a capacity to discuss the impacts of class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and language(s) in international and transnational relations
  • LO5. demonstrate skills in research, discussion and argumentation, and in presentation of complex international studies topics to a broad audience.