GOVT-493 International Organizations & Transstate Actors
Offered academic year 2010-2011
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We are here to explore the boundaries of sovereignty and understand attempts to bound anarchy within common values. This course provides an introduction to the flows and eddies of power in the international system, the role international organizations play in world politics, and how states and other international actors can change the playing field on which they interact. We will explore the constitution, history and function of various international organizations for peace and security, the protection of human rights, and the promotion of sustainable development. The unintended consequences of and contending perspectives on these organizations will be considered. We will conduct a simulation of the politics surrounding United Nations Security Council consideration of a timely issue. Ultimately, students will begin to draw conclusions about the success and prospects of attempts to texture the “anarchic” international system through the development of international organizations to promote various goals.
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