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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2008

GOV 388L • International Institutions

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39568 M
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
BAT 5.102
Chapman, T

Course Description

This course is an advanced graduate seminar on international institutions. As such, it will focus on the cutting edge research on how international institutions matter in world politics. The course cover foundational theories, the effect of international law, treaties and compliance, enforcement mechanisms, the interplay between domestic politics and international organizations, the design of international institutions, institutional legitimacy, alliances, international regulatory regimes, and regionalism. Students are expected to do the required readings, which will consist mainly of journal articles, and additionally know the recommended readings for the IR comprehensive exam.

Grading Policy

Grading will consist of handing in weekly 1-2 pages critiques of one article (40%), a literature review and research design (40%) and class participation (10%).


Robert O. Keohane. 1984. After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in International Political Economy. Princeton University Press. Dan Drezner. 2007. All Politics is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes. Princeton University Press. Walter Mattli. 2001. The Logic of Regional Integration. Cambridge University Press.


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