History, Theory And Practice

The course explores the conceptual and historical origins of international institutions; Theories of International Organisation and integration-Cupertino, co-ordination, harmonisation, functionalism, regionalism; the UN systems, and the role of the United Nations in matters of peace and security; Peacekeeping; Regional Organisations; Sub-regional Organisations; Non-Governmental Organisations and Specialised Agencies.  The course also examines the problems associated with such international institutional issues as, constitution, legal personality, succession, dissolution, membership and participation, termination and exclusion, plenary and executive bodies, voting procedures, budgetary arrangements, secretariats, privileges and immunities, co-ordination, implied powers, interpretations, sanctions and enforcement.