- Code POLS2133
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest International Relations, Security Studies, Strategic Studies, Diplomacy, International Affairs
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Darren Lim
- Dr Dong Wook Kim
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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This course examines the nature and place of international organisations in world politics. Attention is given to why international organisations were formed, how they operate, and what role they play in contemporary international affairs. The course begins with a survey of different theoretical approaches to understanding and explaining international organisations. Attention is then turned to a series of institutional groupings to look at the United Nations system, economic organisations, security, development and the environment. The course concludes by taking up the interactions of international organisations with non-governmental actors such as business and civil society as well as how new configurations of global power are changing the international organisations landscape.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand different theories of international organisations
- Analyse strengths and weaknesses of different international organisations.
- Apply theories of international organisation to specific case studies.
- Conduct research and think critically and to develop academic writing styles to suit different purposes.
- Understand the issues and processes described and to relate them to current affairs and present-day issues of significance.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation (10%) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 5]
Research essay, 2500 words (40%) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Final take-home examination (50%) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
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Workload6 hours of lectures and 10 hours of tutorials over 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 94 hours of independent study over the course of the semester (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeFamiliarity with basic concepts and theories in international relations.
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|15 Feb 2016
|26 Feb 2016
|31 Mar 2016
|27 May 2016