Prior to tackling any issue concerning the presence of organized crime, one must
merely recognize several components covering this problematic. We shall commence
by appreciating the nature of the Hells Angels as an international Outlaw Motorcycle
Organized crime is perceived as a matter that is not considered as harmful to
us individuals or to our society. Although, some may believe that this concern might
be true. I strongly believe that society must keep fighting organized crime. I do not
Module 1 - Understanding Organized Crime
Welcome to Module 1: Understanding Organized Crime.
This module underlines the fundamental question of this course: WHY FIGHT ORGANIZED
It also introduces the basic tenets of how the legal and political syst
POLI 315/B International Organizations / Winter 2017
Write a reading note on the two articles assigned as weekly readings.
This reading note is a summary, not a critical analysis.
Format: 1000-words long (equals 2 pages single-spac
(Political Science 315/2 LEC A)
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THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Dr. Margaret P. Karns
Margaret P. Karns is Professor Emerita o
Poli 315 (International Organizations) LECTURE NOTES [email protected]
G20 1999 as financial officials 2008 heads of states and presidents
Why it is important?
Defining international organizations
Kofi Annans quote a
Global Governance WIKI
Global Governance Theory
What is Global Governance?
Ba & Hoffman identify three conceptions of global governance:
a) Global governance as a phenomenon: managing global problems
b) Global governance as a project: the growth of (liber
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International Relations: One World, Many Theories
Author(s): Stephen M. Walt
Source: Foreign Policy, No. 110, Special Edition: Frontiers of Knowledge (Spring, 1998), pp. 29-32
Published by: Washingtonpost.Ne
The UN Security Council, Indifference, and Genocide in Rwanda and Peacekeeping: Organized
The UN Security Council, Indifference, and Genocide in Rwanda:
Barnetts main argument in the article is the indifference of the UN Security Council in
Malaysia is a country situated in Southeast Asia, sharing land and sea borders
with Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and Brunei. Its form of government is
a federal constitutional monarchy. Malaysian monarchy takes up a larger place due
Grieco: Anarchy and the limits of
States: Positional or Atomistic
Neo-liberalism : states are atomistic actors.
Atomism: a theory that holds that understanding
of the parts is logically prior to an understanding
of the whole.
A social Process
Factors that facilitate the process
Communication revolution (technology)
Rise of transnational Non-State Actors, such as
multinational corporations and International
The UN security system
UN peace operations- definitions
Institutional adaptation debate
Limitations to the UN capacity in
contemporary crisis management
The UN peace operations
Conceptual framework- the UN Charter (Pream
Three models of analyzing foreign policy
Rational Model (Model I);
Organizational Model (Model II);
Bureaucratic Model (Model III).
The Rational Policy Model (Model I): analysts
attempt to understand foreign policy as the
The Origins of WWI:
July 1914-Nov 1918
Peacemaking 1919, the Treaty of
WWI: disintegration of Empires
The Habsburg Empire of Austro-Hungary,
(Central Europe and the Balkans)
Ottoman Empire (Middle East and the Balkans)
Tsarist Russia overthr
The Long Peace
The absence of a major war between
the two superpowers: the US and the
USSR (negative peace)
Great Powers Peace
how this great powers peace has managed to
survive for so long in the face of so much
How does one acco
Review history behind creation of UN.
Identify goals of the UN.
Examine structure and function of UN
Discuss role and effectiveness of UN.
What are the 2
Provide an example
Kick and Sikkink:
Trans-national advocacy networks
Members of transnational advocacy networks
consist of research and advocacy groups, local
social movements, foundations, the media,
churches, unions, intergovernmental
organizations, and parts of
Reading Note 1
The False Promise of International Institutions and The Promise of Institutionalist
The False Promise of International Institutions.
Mearscheimer article examines the claims that institutions help states stay away
from war and promo
George Kennan (X)
The Sources of Soviet Conduct
The Soviet leadership at once so insecure and
so unimaginative that it felt obliged to
cultivate external enemies in order to
maintain itself in power.
The capitalist s