PSCI 228
International Organization Spring 2024
Division II
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Tens of thousands of international organizations populate our world. IGOs, whose members are sovereign states, range from the Nordic Association for Reindeer Research to NATO and the UN; INGOs, whose members are private groups and individuals, include the International Seaweed Association as well as Doctors Without Borders and Human Rights Watch. We will investigate theories about where they come from, what they do, and to whom they matter, and explore controversies surrounding their agency, legitimacy, efficiency, and accountability. We cover the history, structures and functions of international organizations using case studies.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 3684
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: two short papers, a presentation, one longer paper, one group project.
Prerequisites: none, but the introduction to international politics (202) is strongly recommended. If you have not taken that, you will need to go through a four-hour online tutorial I have set up by the end of our first week. Open to first-year students
Enrollment Preferences: Political Science majors, Political Economy majors, Public Health concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: PHLH Decision-Making by Institutions + Individuals
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