POL 351 International Law and Organization (3 credits)
This course is an exploration of the relationship between the political and legal realms. It explores the normative framework within which international relations is conducted and the role of international organizations (IOs) and international law in the contemporary international system. Focusing on a comparative analysis of international governmental organizations (IGOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and how they work with and against international law, we will explore whether such organizations and laws contribute to global governance and cooperation or whether they are merely a "false promise". The course emphasizes two issue areas: the control of force (war and peace) and the protection of human rights. Prerequisite: POL 105/115 is strongly recommended.