The lecture introduces core themes in the study of international organizations and crisis management. It is designed to provide a common denominator to IOCM students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and levels of academic and practical experience. The first part of the course focuses on concepts and theories of international organization and gives an overview of different types of multilateral institutions. The second part is devoted to the conceptualization of crises and crisis management as well as their illustration in selected case studies. The lecture is given by professors Kreuder-Sonnen (corresponding) and Biermann and enriched with guest lectures on historical and legal aspects of international organizations in the first part of the course.
The weekly recorded lectures will be posted online on moodle. The extent to which lectures can also be attended live (virtually) will be determined in due course.
The first attempt at the online exam will take place on February 22, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Blondin, Donald; Boin, Arjen (2020): Cooperation in the Face of Transboundary Crisis: A Framework for Analysis. In Perspectives on Public Management and Governance. DOI: 10.1093/ppmgov/gvz031.
- Boin, Arjen (2004): Lessons From Crisis Research. In International Studies Review 6 (1), pp. 165–174.
- Hurd, Ian (2018): International Organizations. Politics, Law, Practice. 3.th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Rittberger, Volker; Zangl, Bernhard; Kruck, Andreas; Dijkstra, Hylke (2019): International Organization. 3.th ed. London: Red Globe Press.