Units of Study

GOVT2226 - International Organisations

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: John Brookfield
Phone: +61 2 9351 4882
Email: john.brookfield@sydney.edu.au

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 unit 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 unit 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

1000wd short paper (15%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and 2hr exam (30%) and participation (15%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations

Prohibitions

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