Checking date: 19/03/2024

Course: 2024/2025

International relations and organizations
Bachelor in Political Science (Plan: 396 - Estudio: 205)

Coordinating teacher: MANERO SALVADOR, ANA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No prior knowledge is required.
The students must understand the dynamics of International relations. At the end, they must understand the key of historical developments, present and future of International society. They must know the causes of International conflicts, the role of actors in International relations, the historical and contemporary causes, the explanatory theories, the evolution and features of International society and international relations. In second part we study the main universal and regional International organisations (In Europa and America). The ultimate goal is that students can move through the World of International institutions, not Only or primarily from a legal perspective but mainly in the Light of its role in International society and major International institutions.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The program is divided in two parts. Firt one details the characters of international relations. We anlyse the origin, characters and evolution of International society. A theoretical and practical double approach. The second one, a full approach to International organisations. A special emphasis on the main IO, as ONU and specialized agencies, europeans and americans. The studen will acquire the skills to understand the International organisations, the dynamics, actors, interactions and challenges of international relations and IO in the context of globalization. We analyse the main vector of the disciplyne, as international cooperation, prevention, conflict resolution, international economic relationship and so on (environmental prevention, human rights protection, integration process support etc..).
Learning activities and methodology
In teaching this subject, active learning techniques will be implemented, both in lectures and in small groups. Thus, an interactive learning will be implemented, in which, in addition, the evaluation techniques will be innovative, introducing self-evaluation and peer evaluation.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Baylis, J.. The globalization of world politics. An introduction to international relations. . Oxford University Press. 2010
  • FELICE, W., . The global new deal. Econoc and social human rights in world politics. Lanham.. The RowmanLittlefield Pub Group. 2010
  • Jackson, R., Sorensen, G.. Introduction to international institucional law. Cambridge University Press. 2002
  • Klabbers, J.,. An Introduction to international institutional law. Cambridge University Press,. 2002
  • Langenbacher, E. Power and the past. Collective memory and international relations. Georgetown university Press. 2010
  • Schermers, G., Blokker, N.,. International institutional law. Leiden. 2003
Detailed subject contents or complementary information about assessment system of B.T.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.