|Module Title||INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION AND THE UNITED NATIONS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Brian Schmidt|
|Course delivery||Lecture||16 Hours 16 x 1 hour lectures|
|Seminar||8 Hours 8 x 1 hour Seminars|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours 1 x 2 hour exam||70%|
|Essay||1 x 1,500 - 2,000 word essay||30%|
With the end of the Cold War the United Nations has become an increasingly important actor in international politics. This module will focus on the United Nations in particular, and international organization and inter-state cooperation in general. With respect to the United Nations, the module will address the creation, evolution, organizational structure, and activities of the United Nations. The module will examine the wide array of contemporary issues, such as human rights, the natural environment, development, disaster relief, international refuges, international security, and international trade, that the UN deals with on a daily basis. The examination will emphasize the point that the United Nations is a dynamic organization that is greatly impacted by the will of the Member States.
The aim of the module is to provide an in-depth understanding of the United Nations system as well as the issues that the organization has struggled to deal with since its creation in 1945 to the present day.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
10 ECTS Credits
** Recommended Text
Thomas G. Weiss et al. The United Nations and Changing World Politics.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali. An Agenda for Peace.