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

Spring 2009

GOV 360N • International Institutions

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38350 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
PAR 301
Terry Chapman

Course Description

This is an upper division undergraduate course on both formal international institutions, such as the United Nations and World Trade Organization, and less formal sets of rules and norms, such as human rights and humanitarian intervention. The course will introduce students to basic political science theories about why states form and act through international institutions and how institutions influence states' behavior. Topics covered include the legitimacy of the United Nations Security Council, compliance with the International Monetary Fund, the politics of foreign aid and development, debates about democracy promotion, and dealing with climate change.


Readings will consist of a course packet from Paradigm Books.


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