Global Governance and International Organizations (21223). 2 units. This course explores the role that international institutions play in world politics. The international system is anarchic, as there is no central authority that can impose a global order. Some international relations scholars argue that this lack of a sovereign leads to disorder and an inevitable fight for power, but others note that we see international organizations, norms, and laws that regulate an international system that is quite orderly. How are these institutions possible? How do states cooperate absent an ultimate authority that can enforce rules? Are international institutions efficacious? This course examines the scholarship on the sources of global governance. By looking at both theory and empirics, the course evaluates the structure of global governance in different areas, including international security, human rights, trade, development, and the environment. Paper required. Enrollment limited to five Law students. Permission of the instructor required. Also GLBL 917b. T. Sanchez.
Note: This course will follow the Graduate School calendar.
Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-instructor selections, students should submit a short statement of interest and a CV by December 8 at 4:30 p.m.