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International Organisations 2017/2018

  • 6 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment

Objectives

By the end of the semester, students should be able to:

1. Define the concept of International Organizations (IOs)

2. Distinguish the differences between IOs, in both their purpose(s) and their regional scope

3. Identify different global and regional International Organizations

4. Describe the historical evolution of International Organizations

5. Compare International Organizations

Recommended Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Teaching Metodology

As this course classes are theoretical-practical, they will be simultaneously have the presentation of the course contents by the professor (using the expository method) and debates by the students, based on recommended bibliographical resources or other to be defined in the class.

Body of Work

1. Introduction to the study of International Organizations: conceptualization and typology

2. From the League of Nations (SDN) to the United Nations (UN)

2.1. The League of Nations and the challenges of the inter-war period
2.2. Post-World War II and the creation of the UN
2.3. UN ambitions, challenges and limitations
2.4. UN specialized agencies: IMF, World Bank, UNESCO, FAO, etc.

3. International Organizations of regional level: the European Union

3.1. Historical development of the European integration process
3.2. Fundamental treaties: from Rome to Lisbon
3.3. EU Policies
3.4. Challenges of the EU

4. International Organizations of regional level: Mercosur

5. International Organizations of regional level: other organizations

5.1. NAFTA
5.2. ASEAN
5.3. Latin American alternatives

6. International Military Organizations: NATO

7. OECD

8. OSCE

Recommended Bibliography

Bennett, Alvin LeRoy & Oliver, James K. International Organizations: Principles and Issues. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 7th edition. 2002
ISBN: 0130321850

Muldoon, James P. The Architecture of Global Governance: An Introduction to the Study of International Organizations. Boulder: Westview Press. 2004
ISBN: 0813368448

Velasco Vallejo, Manuel Diaz de. Las organizaciones internacionales. Madrid: Tecnos. 1999

Complementary Bibliography

To be defined

Weekly Planning

Week 1
Presentation of the course and its topics
Methodological references on the assessment elements

Week 2
Introduction to the study of International Organizations: conceptualization and typology

Week 3
From the League of Nations (SDN) to the United Nations (UN)
- The League of Nations and the challenges of the inter-war period
- Post-World War II and the creation of the UN

Week 4
The United Nations
- UN ambitions, challenges and limitations

Week 5
The United Nations
- UN specialized agencies: IMF, World Bank, UNESCO, FAO, etc.

Week 6
International Organizations of regional level: the European Union
- Historical development of the European integration process

Week 7
International Organizations of regional level: the European Union
- Fundamental treaties: from Rome to Lisbon

Week 8
Written test

Week 9
International Organizations of regional level: the European Union
- EU Policies
- Challenges of the EU

Week 10
International Organizations of regional level: Mercosur

Week 11
International Organizations of regional level: other organizations
- NAFTA
- ASEAN

Week 12
International Organizations of regional level: other organizations
- The African Union (AU)
- Latin American alternatives

Week 13
International Military Organizations: NATO

Week 14
OECD and OSCE

Week 15
Written test

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

This syllabus intends to embody the formative goals above mentioned (1 to 5). Thus, the theoretical-conceptual analysis (point 1) will allow the student to define the concept of "International Organizations" (IOs). Likewise, the study of several global and regional international organizations (points 2 to 8) will give to the student the tools to distinguish, identify and describe them and to compare their historical formation process. To achieve this aim, international organizations of global scope (point 2), regional (points 3 to 5 as well as points 7 and 8) and military (paragraph 6) will be studied.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

In order to achieve objectives 1 to 5, classes will be simultaneously have the presentation of the course contents by the professor (using the expository method) and debates by the students, based on recommended bibliographical resources or other to be defined in the class.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
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