授業コード 30039400 クラス
科目名 特別講義A(国際機構論) 単位数 2
担当者 N. Azimi 履修期 第1学期
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授業題目 International Organizations I
授業の概要 This is an introductory course to international organizations (IOs). Its focus will be primarily (but not exclusively) on the United Nations system, covering the period from the establishment of the League of Nations to the present. Students will understand the political and historical context and the events leading to the creation of some key IOs, their general modus operandi and structures, as well as the nature of the global problems they were created to solve. Please note the syllabus maybe revised/adjusted throughout the term.
学習の到達目標 By the end of the course students should have a theoretical and practical understanding of what International Organizations are, why and how the most important or enduring came into existence, and how they continue to function today. Students will learn to read about current affairs more critically, and acquire a mental map of the legal and institutional identity of some IOs (i.e. the composition of their governing bodies, their funding, staffing, reporting etc), and develop a broader understanding of the global problems IOs were created to tackle and the major challenges they face today.
授業計画 第1回 Session #1
Introduction to International Organizations (IOs)—Were International Organizations inevitable? From past empires to concepts of nation-state and trans-national/global governance
第2回 Session #2
World Wars and IOs, part I—WWI, Europe’s killing fields, the 1919 Paris Peace Conference and the creation of The League of Nations
第3回 Session #3
World Wars and IOs, part II—WWII, Genocides, the death camps of Europe and Asia, Hiroshima and Nagasaki: From the Atlantic Charter to the establishment of The United Nations
第4回 Session #4
World Wars and IOs, part III—The history and theory behind the post-WWII financial architecture: The Crash of ’29, the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, the birth of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO)
第5回 Session #5
Structure and workings of the United Nations, part I—The General Assembly and the Security Council
第6回 Session #6
Structure and workings of the United Nations, part II—The UN Secretariat: who decides, who funds, who implements, who assesses?
第7回 Session #7
The practice of the United Nations—What kind of ‘global’ challenges’?
Tentative: A study visit with the (UNITAR)
第8回 Session #8
The United Nations System—Specialized Agencies: The case of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
第9回 Session #9
The question of Security Council reforms
第10回 Session #10
Peace and Security, part I—Collective security and the evolution of UN Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO)
第11回 Session #11
Peace and Security, part II—The Arms Industry; The work of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
第12回 Sessions #12
The global commons, part I—From Silent Spring to the 1972 Stockholm Summit to the present: the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
第13回 Session #13
The global commons, part II— Environment, Energy and the Climate Change ticking clock
第14回 Session #14
Case-study presentations
第15回 Session #15
Whither the post-WWII international architecture, or dawn of a new age? Discussing possible scenarios for the future
授業外学習の課題 Students will be required to follow current affairs/news, read at least one related journal article in advance of each class, and participate in class discussions. Reading/viewing material will be provided in advance of each class. Students will be asked to make a short presentation at term end. We will ensure that 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. Please consult me for more reading requirements. The term will include a study visit to a Hiroshima-based IO (please note the date is still tentative).
履修上の注意事項 For students who want to deepen their study of international organizations, it is advised that they take this course (IOs I, Spring 2018) before taking the more advance-level IOs II, in the Fall of 2018.

【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/team presentations (30%)
テキスト (available for this class, at the special counter at library information desk)
1. International Organizations, A Companion
Michael Davies and Richard Woodward, Edward Elgar Publishers, 2014
http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/international-organizations

2. International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance (3rd Edition)
Margaret P. Karns, Karen A. Mingst and Kendall W. Stiles, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 3rd edi-tion, 2015
https://www.rienner.com/title/International_Organizations_The_Politics_and_Processes_of_Global_Governance_3rd_edition

3. Wartime Origins and the Future of the United Nations
Dan Plesch and Thomas G. Weiss (Editors), Routledge Publishers, 2015
http://www.tandfebooks.com/isbn/9781315883809
参考文献 Students are required to read the print edition of weekly The Economist (available at library about two weeks after release) or on-line
https://www.economist.com
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■カリキュラム情報
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法学部法律学科(発展科目) 2007~2016 2・3・4
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