Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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IPOL 8585

International Organizations

The upsurge in truly global problems since the end of the Cold War has resulted in the rise of International Governmental Organizations (IGOs) as vital actors in the global governance, or management, of these issues. This course will study and analyze IGOs acting on a wide range of global issues, allowing students in a variety of programs and specializations to gain a better understanding of how such issues are managed - nonproliferation, terrorism, development, environment, trade, et al. This course is also appropriate for MPA students wishing to understand the behavior of IGOs. Topics include IGOs as bureaucracies, IGOs as independent actors or controlled by national governments, (authority and autonomy), power of IGOs, pathologies of IGOs and organizational change.
International Policy
International Policy
Intl Policy & Management
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