Second Exam Study Guide

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Second Exam Study Guide PSC 124/139 International Relations – Fall 2013 Prof. Northrup Chapters 7 through 13 The format of the second exam for PSC 124 will be the same as that of the first exam. There will be three sections: One multiple-choice section, one matching section, and a section with one short answer essay. The study guide consists of three parts. First, there is a list of terms for each chapter. I would recommend that you study not just the definitions of the terms, but where there is an example in the book for a term, you should note that as well. Second, you will find three essay questions. I will choose one of these to be on the exam, so obviously you will be best prepared if you have solid answers in mind for all three of these. The final section gives a list of questions/issues that go beyond terms as a way to get at the principles and processes of international relations. These are taken from your chapter study guides, although the number of questions is significantly reduced. The majority of the material covered in the study guide comes from your textbook, but some material was only provided in lectures. I note that material at the end of each chapter in the “List of Questions”. List of Terms Chapter 7 – International Organization, Law and Human Rights Principles of the UN Charter UN General Assembly (what is it, who are members, and generally what does it do) —body composed of representatives of all states that allocates UN funds, passes nonbinding resolutions, and coordinates third world development programs and various autonomous agencies through the Economic and Social Council UN Security Council (what is it, who are members and how are they determined, what does it do, what power does it have?) —body of 5 great powers (which can veto resolutions) and 10 rotating member states that makes decisions about international peace and security including the dispatch of UN peacekeeping forces UN Secretariat (what is it, who is the Secretary General, what is his role, what role does the Secretariat play) —UN’s executive branch led by the secretary-general Collective security —formation of a broad alliance of most major actors in an international system for the purpose of jointly opposing aggression by any actor, presupposing the existence of a universal organization to which both the aggressor and its opponents belong Peacekeeping forces (what is the role of peacekeepers, where does authority for peacekeeping forces come from) -- UNHCR -- UNDP —UN development program, program that coordinates the flow of multilateral development assistance and manages 5,000 projects at once around the world Autonomous agencies (general definition; IAEA, WHO) Sources of international law (four) Sanctions The World Court (a branch of what?, who can bring cases, what kind of cases typically come to the court, optional clause) —judicial arm of the UN, located in The Hague, hears only cases between states Diplomatic recognition —process by which the status of embassies and that of an ambassador as an official
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