Units of Study

GOVT2226 - International Organisations

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Vasileios Kappis

Description

International Organisations is a survey of both the range of institutions created in response to various economic, security and environmental challenges faced by states and other actors in the global system, and some of the most prominent theories aimed at explaining them. The course will be arranged around a series of case studies of particular issue areas, from international peacekeeping, to the regulation of multinational corporations, and the struggle to slow global warming. More broadly, the course will question whether international organisations are instruments of or rivals to sovereign states, and whether they reflect the hegemony of the West, solutions to international collective problems, or agents of new transnational communities.

Assessments

1x1000wd short paper (15%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (30%) and participation (15%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points in Government

Prohibitions

GOVT2206

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