Lesson Plan: International Institutions
Topic: International Institutions
Week #: 5
Estimated Time: 150-180 minutes
Lecture Slides: Available
- “International Organisations” by Shazelina Abidin in International Relations edited by Stephen McGlinchey. https://www.oercommons.org/courses/international-relations/view. CC BY-NC - 7 pages
- Kruck, Andreas, and Bernhard Zangl. 2019. “Trading Privileges for Support: The Strategic Co-Optation of Emerging Powers into International Institutions.” International Theory 11 (3): 318–43. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1752971919000101. CC BY
- Sections 1, 2, and 3 in Kaufmann, Wesley, Reggy Hooghiemstra, and Mary K. Feeney. 2018. “Formal Institutions, Informal Institutions, and Red Tape: A Comparative Study.” Public Administration 96 (2): 386–403. CC BY
Total Page Count: 39
- Keohane, Robert O. “International Institutions: Can Interdependence Work?” Foreign Policy, no. 110, 1998, pp. 82–194. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1149278.
- “Judges urge Security Council to serve interests of all UN Member States”
- “Why Japan’s Exit from International Whaling Treaty May Actually Benefit Whales.” 2019. Science | AAAS. January 10, 2019. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/why-japan-s-exit-international-whaling-treaty-may-actually-benefit-whales.
- Stern, Mark Joseph. 2018. “The Trailer for the New RBG Biopic Says ‘Freedom’ Isn’t in the Constitution. Wait, What?” Slate Magazine. Slate. July 18, 2018. https://slate.com/culture/2018/07/the-trailer-for-the-new-ruth-bader-ginsburg-biopic-says-freedom-isnt-in-the-constitution.html.
- Melber, Henning. 2019. “Freedom Day in South Africa -- a Reminder of Unfinished Business.” The Conversation, April 24, 2019. http://theconversation.com/freedom-day-in-south-africa-a-reminder-of-unfinished-business-115655.
- “Single Market Scoreboard – Trade in Goods & Services.” 2019. Single Market Scoreboard. May 6, 2019. https://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/scoreboard/integration_market_openness/trade_goods_services/index_en.htm.
By the end of this lesson plan, students will be able to:
- Remember the definition of terms related to the study of international institutions
- Understand how member states shape international institutions
- Apply principal-agent model to international institutions
- Analyze examples of withdrawal and non-compliance by member states
Misconceptions of Topic:
- International institutions must include all countries in the world (United Nations, World Trade Organization, World Bank, International Monetary Fund)
- International institutions operate without oversight from their members
- International institutions are powerless
Lecture: Review learning objectives
In-Class Activity: Why are states members of some international organizations, but not members of other international organizations?
Lecture: Formal and informal international institutions
Watch “The United Nations Conference on International Organization”
Homework: Applying the Principal-Agent Model
In-Class Activity: What formal international organization are you interested in?
View Open Yearbook by Yearbook of International Organizations
In-Class Activity: Think-Pair-Share with your nearest neighbor about Freedom
In-Class Activity: “Why Japan’s exit from international whaling treaty may actually benefit whales”
Read “Why Japan’s exit from international whaling treaty may actually benefit whales”
In-Class Activity: EU Single Market Scorecard
Review Single Market Scorecard for Trade in goods and services