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This course aims to explore the institutional structures, policy making processes and functions and role of international organizations in world politics.
Terminology. International organizations. Mainstream approaches: Realism. Mainstream approaches: Liberalism. Critical approaches: Radical views. Critical approaches: Feminist views. Non-governmental organizations and multi-national corporations. From the League of Nations to the United Nations. International security organizations. International trade organizations. International development organizations. Environmental organizations. Human rights organizations.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Discuss international organizations by applying theoretical perspectives.
2. Describe the importance of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
3. Analyze the growing role of international organizations within international security, political economy, economic development, environmental protection, women’s rights, human rights and other areas.
4. Evaluate successes and failures of international and non-governmental organizations.
5. Evaluate successes and failures of international and non-governmental organizations.