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Most international organisations are all bark and no bite’ To what extent do you agree with this cri

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Most international organisations are all bark and no bite’To what extent do youagree with this criticism?Topic:International Relations, Conflict and Cooperation, Superpower, Environment, PoliticsIssue:International organisations are organisations with an international membership, scopeor presence.Assumption:International organisations are ineffective in backing their rhetoric with effectiveactions to solve problems.Comment:InternationalOrganisationsincludeintergovernmentalorganisations(IGO)andnongovernmental organisations (NGOs). IGOs comprise sovereign states (referred toas member states). For example, the United Nations is a global organisation as allcountries are allowed membership. IGOs also can be regional and limit theirmembership to states within, the designated regions. Examples include the EuropeanUnion, which is a prime example of a supranational organisation.On the other hand, NGOs comprise of individuals and not businesses and governments.They represent numerous Interests, receive a portion of their funding from privatesources and have the financial and political support of its members. These includeinternational non-profit organisations such as the World Organization of the Scout
Movement, International Committee of the Red Cross and Amnesty International.Keywords:“all bark and no bite” - to acknowledge the extent to which most internationalorganisations are effective in fulfilling their roles adequately in global governance tosupport the loud rhetoric and verbosity of the international organisations - whetherthey are ineffectual with their lack of action, power, or substanceQuestion Requirements:• Candidates need to deal with key word “most” and recognise the meaning of “allbark and no bite”. Candidates should broaden their definition of the phrase and notrestrict the definition to international organisations taking a hardline stance orsupporting military action. Candidates need to substantiate with specific examples ofvaried types of International organisations, demonstrating content mastery.Potential Pitfalls:• Candidates do not provide enough examples of international organisations,unnecessarily restricting their scope to IGOs and not discussing NGOs.• Candidates do not provide detailed achievements of a variety of internationalorganisations.• Candidates do not define key terms in their introduction and explain the phrase - ‘allbark and no bite’.
Sample ThesisThe roles of international organisations entail monitoring and pushing states toimplement norms and regulations using pressure or moral suasion. Some organisationsadmittedly are full of rhetoric, but to label most international organisations as being‘all bark and no bite’ and ineffectual would be unfair on the grounds that some dopossess some ‘bite’ and make concrete contributions in fostering internationalcooperation and in alleviating global problems. It must be noted that the extent of

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