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Week 7 (27 February)

IOs and Legitimacy

Question: “What is legitimacy in international relations? What role to international organisations play in the international politics of legitimacy?”

(K) Franck, Thomas. The Power of Legitimacy among Nations. Chapters 1 and 2; 3-40

(K) Hurd, Ian. 2007. After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power in the United National Security Council. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Chapters 2 and 7; 29-65 and 173-193

(K) Coleman, Katharina. 2007. International Organisations and Peace Enforcement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Partial Chapter 2: 19-58 and 70-72

Week 8 (5 March)

International Secretariats as Independent Actors

Question: “Under what conditions, if any, can the secretariats or other office holders within international organisations exert independent influence over their member states?”

(*) Barnett, Michael and Martha Finnemore. 1999. The Politics, Power, and Pathologies of International Organizations. International Organization 52(4): 699-732

(*) Alter, Karen J. 1998. Who Are the “Masters of the Treaty”? European Governments and the European Court of Justice. International Organization 52(1): 121-147

(*) Burley, Anne-Marie and Walter Mattli. 1993. Europe before the Court: A Political Theory of Legal Integration. International Organization  47(1): 41-76

(*) Beach, Derek. 2004. The unseen hand in treaty reform negotiations: the role and influence of the Council Secretariat. Journal of European Public Policy 11(3): 408–439

(R) Johnston, Ian. 2007. The Secretary-General as Norm Entrepreneur. In Simon Chesterman (ed.), Secretary or General? The UN Secretary-General in World Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 123-138

Week 9 (12 March)

United Nations

UN Charter, online at http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/ibasicdocuments/ibasictext/ibasicunchart.htm

(*) Stiles, KW. 2006. The Power of Procedure and the Procedure of the Powerful: Anti-terror law in the United Nations. Journal of Peace Research 43 (1): 37-54

(*) Voeten, Eric. 2005. The Political Origins of the UN Security Council’s Ability to Legitimize the Use of Force. International Organization 59(3): 527-557

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