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Readings:

Week 1 (9 January) – Introduction

Week 2  (16 January)

Depth of International Organisation

Question: “To what extent are contemporary international politics organised? Who or what organises them?”

(K) Waltz, Kenneth. 1979. Theory of International Politics. Boston: McGraw Hill. Chapters 5 and 6, 79-128

(K) Andrew Hurrell, 2007. On Global Order: Power, Values, and the Constitution of International Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapters 2 and 3, 25-94

(*) Ruggie, John. 1998. What Makes the World Hang Together? International Organization 54(4): 855-885

Week 3 (23 January)

IOs as Instruments and Reflections of Power

Question: “If the international system is dominated by power politics, what role do international organisations play?”

(R) Gilpin, Robert. 1981. The Nature of International Political Change. Chapter 1 in War and Change in World Politics, 9-49. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(*) Krasner, Stephen. 1976. State Power and the Structure of International Trade. World Politics 28(3): 317-347.

(*) Thompson, Alexander. 2006. Coercion Through IOs: The Security Council and the Logic of Information Transmission. International Organization 60(1): 1-34

(*) Posen, Barry R. 2006. European Union Security and Defense Policy: Response to Unipolarity? Security Studies 15(2): 149-186

Week 4 (30 January)

IOs as Tools for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation

Question: “Can international institutions change the behaviour of self-interested states in an anarchical international system? If so, how?”

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