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Module Code: INR201
Module Title: Managing the World: the Role of International Institutions
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Relations
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module will introduce students to the role of International Institutions and Organizations in global and regional governance. It provides an overview of theories, major issues and challenges concerning the nature and role of International Institutions in World Politics.
Learning outcomes 
A. Identify the institutional framework (actors, mechanisms policies) of the contemporary International System.

B. Describe the role of Global and Regional Organizations in World Politics.

C. Analyze and contextualize main issues and controversies in Global Governance, and the role of International Institutions in addressing them.

D. Identify and analyze developments and limits of International Institutions and Organizations.

E. Apply core theories of International Relations to major institutional and organizational issues.

F. Conduct basic research using multiple search tools.

G. Develop analytical skills in presentations and academic writing.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, seminars and private study
Concepts and Theories

Sovereign States and International Institutions: historical background and definitions

Theories in the study of Global Governance

Theories in the study of International Organization

Debates: Power, Anarchy and Hegemony

Regional and Global Organizations

The United Nations

International Development Organizations

Regionalism and Regional Organizations

Emerging Powers in Regional and Global Governance

Themes and Controversies

Human Rights and International Justice

Human Security and Humanitarian Intervention

International Organizations under pressure: empirical examples

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Research Paper 40.00
2 Presentation 10.00
3 Final Exam 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/16/2019 8:27:01 AM