Global Institutions and Conflict Resolution
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
Global institutions have evolved from the flurry of the institution-building decades of the 1940s and 50s to represent an important and embedded feature of today's globalised, connected and interdependant world. This course examines the nature, role and impact of global institutions in providing an appropriate multilateral framework for resolving conflicts in international relations, particulatly relating to: i) traditional inter-state conflicts ii) breaches of international norms; and iii) contemporary transnational threats, such as climate change, terrorism and nuclear proliferation. Specific global institutions to be reviewed through this course include (but will not be limited to) the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), African Union (AU), Association of Southeast Asian States (ASEAN), and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), and the International Criminal Court (ICC).Learning Objectives1. Demonstrated ability to identify and articulate the strengths and weaknesses of the global institutions as a multilateral framework for conflict resolution.
2. Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and problem solve.
3. Demontrated ability to communicate effectively, including through presentation and discussion with peers and colleagues.
4. Demonstrated ability to research effectively, prepare and develop coherent arguments through written assignments.