Week 12 International Governmental Orgs

Week 12 - Historical IGOs • International Telegraph Union(1865 • Universal Postal Union(1874 • League of Nations(1919 • United Nations(1945

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International Governmental Organizations (IGOs) The main purpose of an IGO is to reduce conflict. This can occur through two approaches 1.Collective security 2.Functionalism
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Collective Security “A security regime agreed to by states setting rules for keeping peace, guided by the principle that an act of aggression by any state will be met by a collective response from the rest.” (Kegley, p. 588)
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IGOs and Peace Peacemaking - encouraging hostile parties to agree to peace through diplomatic means Peace Enforcement - using force to end hostilities Peacekeeping - maintaining peace after peace has been agreed upon. In UN, both parties must make requests
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Unformatted text preview: Historical IGOs • International Telegraph Union (1865) • Universal Postal Union (1874) • League of Nations (1919) • United Nations (1945) • Other regional IGOs Bodies of the United Nations • General Assembly- 191 members • Security Council- 15 members (5 permanent, 10 rotating) • Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) • Trusteeship Council • Int’l Court of Justice- 15 justices • Secretariat- Ban Ki Moon Regional IGOs • European Union • North Atlantic Treaty Organization • Assoc. South East Asian Nations • African Union • Organization of American States • Arab League...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2010 for the course POLISCI 481 taught by Professor Frank during the Spring '10 term at CSU Sacramento.

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Week 12 - Historical IGOs • International Telegraph Union(1865 • Universal Postal Union(1874 • League of Nations(1919 • United Nations(1945

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