Course level: Undergraduate
This seminar provides an introduction to comparative research on regional international organizations (RIOs). Why do countries create RIOs? How do RIOs differ from each other and what do they have in common? Why are some of these organizations more successful than others? And how do they react to the increasing politicization of international cooperation? In the first part of the seminar we will get an overview of the central concepts of this research area and deal with the comparison as a method. The second part deals with theoretical approaches to their understanding. The third part deals with current challenges.