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  2. Seminar 1: Introduction to Contemporary IOs (week 2) 3 items
    You are expected to read and engage with the questions for this first seminar. This introductory seminar will begin with a short lecture to provide an orientation to the structure and demands of the class. Seminar presentations will be allocated. Then we will move on to discuss contemporary IOs in terms of the actors, functions, and concepts associated with this topic
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 1 item
    2. Further Reading: 2 items
      1. Handbook of international relations 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read: Simmons, Beth A. and Lisa L Martin (2005) ‘International Organizations and Institutions’, Chapter 13

  3. Seminar 2: Theorizing IOs (week 3) 11 items
    Theorists approach the functioning and effectiveness of IOs from different perspectives. Realists see inter-state cooperation as weak in the face of power and shaped by asymmetries in the distribution of power. Rationalists interpret IOs on the basis of the different interests articulated by various political actors, while constructivists identify shared beliefs or identities as a reason for successful cooperation. This seminar seeks to compare and contrast the main claims of these approaches and relate them to empirical examples.
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 3 items
      1. The Institutional Dynamics of International Political Orders - James G. March, Johan P. Olsen Autumn 1998

        Article Essential

    2. Further Reading: 8 items
      1. International norm dynamics and political change - Martha Finnemore, Kathryn Sikkink 1998-10-1

        Article Recommended

      2. Paradigmatic Faults in International-Relations Theory - Jackson Patrick Thaddeus, Nexon Daniel H. 2009/12/02

        Article Recommended

      3. The Rational Design of International Institutions - Barbara Koremenos, Charles Lipson and Duncan Snidal 2001

        Article Recommended

      4. Reliable partners: how democracies have made a separate peace - Charles Lipson c2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. Neorealism and Neoliberalism - Review by: Joseph S. Nye, Jr. 1988

        Article Recommended

  4. Seminar 3: International Law and IOs (week 4) 11 items
    Focusing on the importance of international law in contemporary international politics, this seminar examines the processes and actors behind the establishment and enforcement of international law. In addition, it is important to understand how theory can be applied to make sense of the successes and failures of international law. This also means being able to evaluate how far IOs can make international law binding on their members.
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 3 items
      1. Hard and Soft Law in International Governance - Kenneth W. Abbott and Duncan Snidal 2000

        Article Essential

      2. Legalization and World Politics: An Introduction - Judith Goldstein ...[and three others] 2000

        Article Essential

    2. Further Reading: 8 items
      1. Routledge handbook of international law - Jutta Brunée 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Defining the Limits: Universal Jurisdiction and National Courts, IN: Universal jurisdiction: national courts and the prosecution of serious crimes under international law - A.-M. Slaughter

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ICCPP02

  5. Seminar 4: The European Union (week 5) 13 items
    This seminar will assess the process of European integration. This involves examining the reasons behind the institutional development of the EU and how its legal system works. We will also apply theory to make sense of actors’ behavior within the system and leaving the system (BREXIT) to see how far the success and limits of integration can be understood by different theories.
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 3 items
    2. Further Reading: 10 items
      1. Europe’s Troubles; Power Politics and the State of the European Project’ - Sebastian Rosato 2011

        Article Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ICCPP02

      2. Politics of European integration: political union or a house divided - Andrew Glencross 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 4 : 'The EU’s Institutional Dynamics’ and Chapter 6 : 'The EU in Comparative Perspective'

      3. The politics of European integration: political union or a house divided? - Andrew Glencross 2014

        Book Recommended Chapter 4 : 'The EU’s Institutional Dynamics’ and Chapter 6 : 'The EU in Comparative Perspective'

      4. The common sense of European integration - Giandomenico Majone 08/2006

        Article Recommended

      5. The common sense of European integration - Giandomenico Majone 08/2006

        Article Recommended

      6. The Transformation of Europe - Joseph H. Weiler 1991

        Article Recommended

  6. Seminar 5: NATO (week 6) 11 items
    NATO was founded at the height of the Cold War as a collective security organisation and yet it has outlived the collapse of the Soviet Union. This seminar explores the functioning of NATO and the reasons for its evolution in response to new security threats. It also examines tensions within the organisation and how these relate to divergent understandings of security
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 3 items
      1. NATO: from Kosovo to Kabul - James Sperling, Mark Webber 2009/04/28

        Article Essential

    2. Further Reading: 8 items
      1. NATO: Back to the Future? - Paul Cornish 2008

        Document Essential Currently unavailable

      2. NATO and its New Members - Timothy Edmunds 2003

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ICCPP02

      3. Why We Will Soon Miss The Cold War - John Measheimer 1990

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ICCPP02

      4. Why NATO is Still Relevant - Christian Tuschhoff 2003-3

        Article Recommended

  7. Reading Week (week 7) 1 item
    No classes.
    1. -        No classes.

  8. Seminar 6: The United Nations (week 8) 12 items
    The UN is the closest thing we have to a world government, with the Secretary-General sometimes also acting as the world’s conscience. It has many global policy responsibilities but few direct means for taking action. Hence this seminar examines what the UN has achieved, the kind of cooperation it makes possible, and also what limitations result from an institutional structure in which the Security Council is paramount.
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 3 items
      1. Coordinating Economic and Social Affairs, Chapter 32, IN: The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - D. Dijkzeul, J. Formerand

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ICCPP02

    2. Further Reading: 9 items
      1. The United Nations: Reality and Ideal - Peter R. Baehr, Leon Gordenker 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. The Security Council's Crisis of Legitimacy and the Use of Force - Justin Morris, Nicholas J Wheeler 2007-3

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ICCPP02

      3. Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States - James D. Fearon and David D. Laitin 2004

        Article Recommended

      4. Evolving Models of Peacekeeping - Bruce Jones, Cherif Feryal 2008

        Document Recommended

      5. Reforming the United Nations - Paul Kennedy, Bruce Russett

        Article Recommended

      6. The United Nations and changing world politics - Thomas George Weiss, MyiLibrary c2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  9. Seminar 7: Human Rights (week 9) 14 items
    Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed after World War Two the language of universal rights has been used to try and improve human rights standards and enforcement. This seminar analyses the gradual construction of an international human rights regime and explores how robust the enforcement of these rights is, whether by states or by international organizations
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 3 items
      1. Norms and Machinery, Chapter 25, IN: The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - B. Ramcharan

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ICCPP02

    2. Further Reading: 11 items
      1. The Responsibility to Protect. - Evans, GarethSahnoun, Mohamed Dec2002

        Article Recommended

      2. Humanitarian intervention: ideas in action - Thomas George Weiss 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Saving strangers: humanitarian intervention in international society - Nicholas J. Wheeler, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  10. Seminar 8: Regulating the Global Economy (week 10) 9 items
    The last few decades have witnessed an astonishing rise in global trade and economic development on all continents. The increase in trade has been greatly facilitated by the WTO, which promotes a liberal economic order. At the same time, there have been periodic and profound shocks in the global economy, especially in finance. This seminar examines how the global economy is regulated, focusing on trade and finance in order to analyse the actors and institutions behind this regulation and evaluate how effective this regulatory regime is.
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 2 items
      1. International organizations: politics, law, practice - Ian Hurd (2014)

        Book Essential Chapters 3 and 4 : 'The WTO’ pp. 37-65, and ‘The International Monetary Fund and World Bank’ pp. 66-96

    2. Further Reading: 7 items
      1. This time is different: eight centuries of financial folly - Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. The World Trade Organisation - Rorden Wilkinson 2002

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ICCPP02

  11. Seminar 9: Environmental Protection (week 11) 11 items
    This seminar investigates the actors of global environmental governance and discusses the obstacles to effective international cooperation to address ‘the tragedy of the commons’. We then turn to examine climate change policy in detail, notably the the UNEP Copenhagen Summit to deliberate on the progress and obstacles of environmental governance within a liberal world economy
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 3 items
      1. Governing Renewable Energy in the EU: Confronting a Governance Dilemma - Roger Hildingsson, Johannes Stripple, Andrew Jordan 2012-3

        Article Essential

    2. Further Reading: 8 items
  12. Seminar 10: Democracy and Global Governance (week 12) 13 items
    This concluding session will bring together the study of particular IOs and particular global policy issues in order to reflect on the nature of global governance today. In particular, this seminar asks how policy-making and the impact of greater global cooperation impacts democracy, whether at the national level or beyond. It also asks whether international law is a help or hindrance to democratic rule and what can be done to make global governance more democratic
    1. Core Seminar Reading: 3 items
      1. Global Governance as a Perspective on World Politics. - Klaus Dingwerth, Philipp Pattberg 2006

        Article Essential

      2. Democracy-Enhancing Multilateralism - Robert O. Keohane, Stephen Macedo and Andrew Moravcsik 2009

        Article Essential

    2. Further Reading: 10 items
      1. Transnational Democracy - Dryzek J. S. 2002/12/16

        Article Essential

      2. Politics without sovereignty: a critique of contemporary international relations 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read especially Chapters 1 and 2

      3. Constitutional Democracy and World Politics: A Response to Gartzke and Naoi - Robert O Keohane, Stephen Macedo, Andrew Moravcsik Jun 2011

        Article Recommended

  13. BEYOND the READING LIST 1 item
    You are expected to read widely beyond this resource list. Make a start with your subject research guide
    1. Try the subject research guide for the most appropriate resources for your topic.