INTR 7063: International Organisations (Dr G Dzinesa)
This graduate unit aims to provide students with abroad survey of international organizations including their forms and impacts. The unit will begin with an examination of the various theoretical explanations of the roles of international organizations. It will explore whether these theories crafted to explain international organizations in the developed world relate to the international organizations created in Africa. The second part will then consider and discuss in depth the role of international organizations in global politics and specific-peace and security issue areas including collective security, peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention and post-conflict peace-building and reconstruction with particular reference to Africa. Part three will focus on contemporary debate around the prospects for establishing an African Union government. By the end of the unit the graduate student should possess (i) abroad overview of international organizations (ii) a sharp critical understanding of the competing theories of international organizations (iii) an in-depth comprehension of the role and impacts of international organizations in select issue-areas (iv) the ability to articulate thoughts and questions around the role and impacts of international organizations in global politics.
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