Poli 260 - Week 5 (Lecture) - Poli 260 Week 5:...

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Poli 260 Week 5: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS - International organizations are set up by states o International Monetary Fund (fix financial crisis), World Bank (provide aid for development projects – damns, infrastructures, schools), WTO (provide harmonized framework for which trade can be done), NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) - International regime: sets of implicit or explicit rules/principles/decision-making procedures at which actors’ expectations converge o Whole point of these regimes/institutions is that they get expectations of actors at the same place Why do IO’s exist? - Anarchy - states have incentives to cooperate with each other, but always have uncertainty about other states o Alliances – only sort of cooperation that makes sense of states (under threats of anarchy) Are temporary, relevantly short, easily broken at the convenience of states Create flexibility to punish free riders and flexibility to switch sides - IO’s aren’t really like alliances (IO’s vs. Alliances) o Aren’t necessarily temporary at all – most IO’s are relatively enduring (eg. UN, IMF, WB) o Institutionalized implicit/explicit rules and procedures to regulate members’ actions Alliances – ad hoc (eg. come together to balance a state)
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course POLI 260 taught by Professor Sens,allen during the Winter '09 term at The University of British Columbia.

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Poli 260 - Week 5 (Lecture) - Poli 260 Week 5:...

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