IRLS503 International Organization


So that we are all on the same page from the outset, please read this blog post before posting and raise at least one point from it that you deem important in your Week 1 post:…

After reading the Week 1 Lesson and completing the first readings, please address the following questions:

(1) Given that states are self-interested actors, why do IOs exist?

(2) What IOs, or kinds of IOs, do you find the most effective or necessary in international politics and why? Please differentiate between different types of IOs (e.g., IGOs, NGOs) to explain your answer.

Instructions: Your answers should not regurgitate the conclusions of these articles, but rather analyze and critique their arguments. Your initial post should be at least 500 words.