Class Notes March 17
1951 Convention on Refugees (saying you were displaced by war or whatever, but was specific to Europe
after WW2), 1967 Protocol (says it could be anywhere, anytime)
Definition * nonrefoulement * geographical + provision(al) exce
Class Notes Feb 27
1) A events, B structure, C commitments
2) What is the nature of the power of the ICRC? What is the source? (what kind of power,
types of power, where does it come from). Its authority (the legitimacy of its power)
and its revenue (who
Class Notes Feb 24
IN ITS ERA
o What was the problem that needed to be solved?
o How else could what H.D. saw have been construed? (problem)
o Idea entrepreneur
o Why international treaty?
AS AN IO
o Is it an IGO or NGO?
o Does its creation corr
Class Notes Feb 20
Embedded Liberalism II
Why the UN rather than isolation or empire? (opportunity and option rather than national
Ideology strategic self-interest, efficiency (A&S)
Consequences for politics (doesnt equal structure of cooperation pr
Class Notes Feb 13
Where do IGOs come from?
Claude (history article looks at events to answer the question, rather than processes)
Events like summits after big wars
Universal conferences about issues (occasionally cou
Class Notes Feb 17
American hegemony post WWII.
Where do intl governmental organization come from in general? Looking at strategy
IGOs develop organically looking at all IGOs, IGOs in general
Ikenberry wants to know where particular IGOs are from major p
Class Notes March 3
The white savior founds brutal policies in the mornings, charity in the
afternoons, and receive awards in the evening.
We give $10 to them, and see the help we give them, but then we get $90,000
from some exploitative measures
Class Notes March 6
World Health Organization (WHO)
1. Central structured facts
Why was it created (event that prompted it)
o Post WW2, spread of diseases from soldiers going home
o Vulnerability of masses, limited resources due to war
o Social consequen
Reading Notes Feb 13
Motives of those creating IOs:
1. Exploitation of potential developments for greater commerce
2. peace plans aka to gain security
3. humanitarian goals, social welfare, human rights
IGOs want to expand the territo
PSCI 238 International Organizations
The Inevitable Fall of the World Health Organization
Politics is always going to play a major role in international health, and the WHO was
given the impossible task of making e
Class Notes March 13
AIDS Drugs for All
The Global Fund, the World Health Organization created by people, and then
function as theyre programmed by people, and then people move on
It was deliberately done by the G8 to stay away from the UN (the GFATM) k
Class Notes Feb 10
What is an NGO? How does it differ from an IGO?
What is the purpose of these organizations? (politically)
How do they get power/authority?
What is a bureaucracy? How does it work?
Someone has a problem, and I know what that problem is,