Faculty of Arts


International Organisations

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for POLITICS 746.


This course analyses the role played by international organisations in the changing international system and the evolving global governance. The focus is on how international organisations help to affect the way world affairs are run. The course examines the origins and development of international organisations as well as their types and functions. It discusses the participation of some major countries, including New Zealand, in these organisations. It explores the connections between multilateral regimes, international organisations and such global issues as peace and security, trade and finance, environmental protection, human rights, public health, terrorism and transnational crimes, oil security and others. Particular attention is paid to regional organisations in the Asia-Pacific region.

NB: enrolment is limited to 25 students, with selection criteria as follows: 1) admission to a postgraduate programme in Political Studies; 2) results in previous tertiary study in relevant subjects.

Availability 2012

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Professor Gerald Chan


POLITICS 746: 15.0 points

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