- Code INTR8070
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
What are international (intergovernmental) organisations? Why have states established them and what roles do they play in international relations? This course examines theoretical debates concerning international organisations, both as forums for inter-state cooperation states and as actors in their own right. The course includes discussion of traditional and critical approaches to the study of international organisations and applies these approaches to examples of organisations working in different issue areas (e.g. security, trade, environment, human rights) and in the Asia-Pacific region. Key questions for debate include what international organisations are, where they come from, and what different theoretical approaches can tell us about them. The crucial relationship between states and international organisations and how international organisations can be actors in their own right are also examined.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the major traditional and critical theories of International Relations on international organisations
- Understand the historical development of international organisation and their current operations in different issue areas
- Analyse contemporary debates on the role and effect of international organisations as forums for inter-state cooperation and as actors in international relations
- Conduct a student research project and make clear and concise arguments in written assignments and oral class participation
The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.
- Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
- Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Critical Reading Note I (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Critical Reading Note II (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Essay Plan (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.
Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
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