Explore whether cultural, institutional and environmental differences can be overcome to create a more cooperative world.
This course is part of the Global Studies: International Relations and World Politics program, which will enable you to understand key issues in politics and international relations and how we can work to resolve them.
Examine whether global cooperation is possible despite cultural difference
We live in a wonderfully diverse world, but with the 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.
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
Who is this accredited by?
European Foundation for Management Development: The European Foundation for Management Development is Europe’s largest network association in the field of management development.
When would you like to start?
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Improve your knowledge in international studies (including history, theories of international relations and international economics).
- Compare the way international institutions and national states address the fragmentation of World politics and policies (with the help of intercultural and organizational studies).
- Reflect upon economic, demographic, geographic, and anthropological data.
Who is the course for?
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.
Who will you learn with?
Professor of political science, University of Grenoble Alpes & Institut Universitaire de France (Global & Comparative Politics).
Visiting scholar, Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Who developed the course?
Grenoble Ecole de Management
For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has established itself in France and abroad as a leading business school through expertise in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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