|授業題目||International Organizations II|
|授業の概要||This is an advance course in international organizations (IOs). It will consist of two parts. Part I (until the study visits) will focus on a historical, analytical and critical overview of the work of IOs and the global challenges they must address. Part II will look more specifically at some selected transversal themes, notably peace and security, culture and identity, human right and global justice, development and environmental governance. The course will include case-studies and individual/team presentations. Please note that this syllabus maybe revised/adjusted throughout the term.|
|学習の到達目標||By the end of this course students should have a clear understanding of the work of IOs, develop a good grasp of the global affairs/issues IOs were created to tackle, and be able to analyze and articulate, in a balanced and informed manner, some of the successes and failures of their policies and practices. Students will also develop the skills to work individually and in teams, and to make short, well-structured presentations in class.|
Introduction–History and evolution of international organizations, an overview.
Nature and evolution of ‘global’ transversal challenges (i.e. climate change, financial meltdowns, disease pandemics, nuclear proliferation, terrorism….)
Mandate, structure and institutional culture of IOs and effectiveness in addressing global governance and transversal challenges
Are global/regional, governmental/non-governmental, private/public international organizations different, complementary, or over-lapping? The on-going debate.
Study visit to a selected IO, part I (tentative).
Study visit to a selected IO, part II (tentative).
Global peace and security, part I—The history and conundrums of the Nuclear Age: the United Nations and the international nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation agenda
Global peace and security part II—Can non-governmental IOs challenge the global military-industrial complex? The case of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Culture, identity, justice and universal human rights, part I—Civil wars and mass migrations:
Culture, identity, justice and human rights, part II—Understanding the social and cultural roots of current wars; the work of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Culture, identity, justice and universal human rights, part III—The history, theory and current politics behind the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC)
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)—Too ambitious? An empirical assessment
Global environmental governance, part I—The problem of externalities
Global environmental governance, part II—One planet, many custodians: the case for international stewardship of the planet?
|授業外学習の課題||This is an advance class on IOs. Students will be expected to read broadly about international relations and global governance in general, and about international organizations in particular. The reading list will be provided at the beginning of the term and updated throughout. Most of the journals, magazines and newspapers related to international affairs and organizations will be available at the Library in print or otherwise in digital form. Students are encouraged to actively take part in class Q&A and discussion sessions. They will form teams for case-study presentations. The term may include a study visit to selected international organizations.|
|履修上の注意事項||It is advised that students take IOs I (Summer 2017) before taking this course. For those unable to do so, please make sure that you cover on your own and prior to the term start the extended syllabus for IOs I (please consult with class Student Assistants)
【This subject is also designed for the 2014～ Global Course students. ※ただし、一部の学部・学科では配当されていない場合があります。】
|成績評価の方法・基準||Students will be assessed on the basis of regular class attendance (15%), class participation (25%), end of term exam (30%), and individual and team case-study presentations (30%)|
|Wednesdays after class, or Monday afternoons on appointment|