Politics 331

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Course Schedule

Below you will find a rough course schedule. All assignments are to be completed prior to class that week. Students must attend class ready to participate meaningfully. Note that the reading load varies considerably week to week. Students should plan accordingly

 

Date

Assignment

January 24 Introduction: No Reading
   
January 31 Humanitarianism at what cost? The modern dilemmas of IOs
  Foley, The Thin Blue Line, chs 2, 3, 5, 6 and Conclusion
   
February 7 Stepping Back: Ideas and Theories of Global Governance
  Mingst and Karns, pp. 8-15
Claude, Swords into Plowshares, ch. 1 
Greico, "Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation" 
Keohane, “International Institutions: Two Approaches,” in Kratochwil and Mansfield, eds., International Organization, A Reader
Hurrell, “Power, Institutions, and the Production of Inequality,” pp. 33-58
   
February 14 The United Nations: Precursors, Origins, Politics
  Mingst and Karns, chs. 2-3
Kuzeimko and Werker, "How Much is a Seat on the Security Council Worth?" Journal of Political Economy, 114:5, 2005
   
February 21 The United Nations and Security
  Mingst and Karns, ch. 4
Michael Barnett, "The Politics of Indifference at the United Nations and Genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia," in  Thomas Cushman and Stjepan G. Mestrovic, This Time We Knew: Western Responses to Genocide in Bosnia. New York: NYU Press.

Polgreen, "Peacekeeping in Darfur Hits More Obstacles," New York Times
Video: On Our Watch
   
February 28 The United Nations, Development and Human Rights
  Foley, chs. 1, 8
Mingst and Karns, chs. 5-6
UN, "Millennium Development Goals: 2010 Progress Chart"
Reed, "Business, Development, and Inequality," in Global Governance, Poverty, and Inequality, ch. 10
   
March 7 No Class
  Film: Broken Promises: The UN at 60
   
March 9 Take Home Midterm Due, noon
March 14 Spring Break: No Class
   
March 21 Governing the Global Economy
  Woods, The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers
Rodrik, "How to Save Globalization from its Cheerleaders"
   
March 28 Regional International Organizations: The European Union
  Pinder and Usherwood, The European Union: A Very Short Introduction, entire
Krugman, "Can Europe Be Saved?" New York Times Magazine, 1/12/11
   
April 4 The Rise of NGOs
  "Who Runs Global Health," The Lancet June 30, 2009
Ahmed and Potter, NGOs in International Politics, ch. 1.
Ronnie Lipschutz, "Regulation for the Rest of Us? Global Social Activism, Corporate Citizenship, and the Disappearance of the Political
", US-Santa Cruz Working Paper, 2003
Clifford Bob, "Merchants of Morality," Foreign Policy March 2002

   
April 11 Extending Global Justice
  Foley, ch. 7
Martin, "Politics of the People" Pew Case 346, 2010
Film: The Reckoning

   
April 18 Fighting Against Human Sex Trafficking/ Student Presentations
  Dewey, Hollow Bodies, ch. 4
Doezema, Sex Slaves and Discourse Masters, ch. 1
   
April 25 Presentations
   
May 5 Presentations