Course code EDS380

EDS380 Internasjonale Organisasjoner

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Studiepoeng: 10
Ansvarlig fakultet: Fakultet for landskap og samfunn
Frekvens: Biannually in odd years
Undervises på språk: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Undervises i periode:
Emnet starter i vårparallellen. Emnet har undervisning/vurdering i vårparallellen, .
Første gang: Studieår 2022-2023
Fortrinnsrett: M-IR
Undervises hvor?: Campus Ås
Emnets innhold:
The course seeks to give an advanced, graduate-level introduction to the emergence, expansion and influence of International Organizations, with an emphasis on the post-Cold War period. The course will provide a theoretically informed understanding of the role and work of IOs, and empirical knowledge about contemporary IOs. Drawing on existing literature and debates about IOs as independent agents or instruments for state power, including theories of international bureaucracies, advocacy networks, legitimacy and authority, experts and epistemic communities, IOs as communities of practice, and the (de)politicization of IOs.

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Recognize the role and power of IOs in the international order and in governing global politics in different policy fields
  • Engage critically with academic writing on international organizations
  • Link conceptual discussions about IOs with current events
The course comprises of lectures and seminars. The learning platform Canvas provides details about the individual session of the course and the assigned readings.
Office hours and procedures are established at the first meeting of the course. A course schedule will be distributed before.
A literature list will be available in canvas before the course starts.
Forutsatte forkunnskaper:
General knowledge of international relations and international politics.

Portfolio assessment. The final grade will be assigned at the end of the course and is based on three assignments which must be passed. Grades are on A-E/F scale:

Seminar discussion lead (20%): Prepare and lead one ‘bringing in the news’ session (as a group assignment)

Mid-term exam (40%): Individual three-hour exam about conceptual approaches in IO literature.

Research paper (40%): Individual research paper of 3000 words on a self-defined essay topic.

Internal and external examiner. External examiner grades a selection of the papers.
Normert arbeidsmengde:
250 timer
The course comprises lectures and seminars. Lectures are weekly and last 2x45min. Seminars last 2x45.
Eksamensdetaljer: Mappevurdering: Bokstavkarakterer