LET-GESB926
History of International organisations
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-GESB926
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; History;
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
M.P. Groten, MA
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Lecturer
dr. M.H.C.H. Leenders
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Lecturer
prof. dr. W.P. van Meurs
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Contactperson for the course
dr. M.O. Oprel
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Coordinator
dr. M.O. Oprel
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Academic year2020
Period
PER 4  (05/04/2021 to 31/08/2021)
Starting block
PER 4
Course mode
full-time
RemarksAccessible to exchange students
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After completing the course:
  • students have gained knowledge of and insight in the functioning of international organisations in particular historical contexts;
  • students are able to study the intricacies of national and international politics as well as the inner workings of international organisations;
  • students have acquired knowledge of the main developments and questions of international politics since the French Revolution as far as political issues, conventions and institutions are concerned.
Content
Since the French Revolution, nation-states have dominated international politics. Even today, two centuries later, the hegemony of a few great powers, conference diplomacy, the dichotomy of power politics and international law remain characteristic of world politics. Nevertheless, noticeable changes have taken place: functional and sectoral intergovernmental organisations, initiatives for arbitration and supranational cooperation and, last, but not least, the emergence of international NGOs have modified the very essence of international politics.
The course offers a historicised overview of the above developments. Hence, the focus is not on current theorising on international relations, but rather on the views and perceptions of contemporaries. As part of this course, case studies will be selected and studied in-depth. Possible case studies include not only diachrone trends or specific institutions, but also policy fields in international diplomacy such as slave trade or statelessness.
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Assumed previous knowledge
Foreign exchange students may sign up for this one course in English. ECTS: 5.0 or 6.0 (additional paper).

Note for exchange students:
You cannot take this course if your English proficiency level is not at least B2 (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge). A statement from your home university won't be accepted.

Required materials
Reader
Book
ISBN:9789462988149
Title:The Unfinished History of European Integration
Author:Wim van Meurs, Robin de Bruin, Liesbeth van de Grift, Carla Hoetink, Karin van Leeuwen, Carlos Reijnen
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press

Instructional modes
At-home PER4 gel1
Attendance MandatoryYes

At-home PER4 gel2
Attendance MandatoryYes

Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Written Exam (AT HOME)
Test weight75
Test typeWritten exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5

Presentation
Test weight25
Test typeOral exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5