Level of Study
Objectives and Content
The course provides an overview, and insight into the workings of international and supranational organizations with the aid of organization and governance theory. The focus will be on the EU and key international organizations such as the WTO, the IMF/ World Bank, and the UN, as well as Norway's relations with them. In addition to providing students with the conceptual tools for analyzing these organizations and their actions, we will study selected empirical cases of European and global governance, such as food security, migration, and trade.
- can account for how international and supranational institutions are organized and operate in global governance processes
- knows different theoretical approaches to explain the emergence, function and influence of international organizations
- understands how these organizations affect Norwegian policies and political processes
- can explain the context and origins of these institutions,
- discuss the development of these institutions at the international or supranational level through the lens of organisation and governance theories
- consider the effects of international organizations in the light of problem-solving, legitimacy, and power relations
- can assess national institutions and political processes in the light of international institutional developments
- can gather, critically assess and convey new knowledge
- can compare and synthesiz different theoretical accounts and apply them to empirical phenomena.
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Open for all students at the University of Bergen
Teaching and learning methods
12-14 lectures and 8-12 seminars.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
4 hour school exam
Examination Support Material
Assessment in teaching semester. Only students who have a valid document of absence may take a new exam in the following semester.
The reading list will be ready before 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 Decemeber for the spring semester.
All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written exam
- 22.11.2022, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam