International organizations

Degree Program: Political Science (5th semester – compulsory)

Teaching: 3 hours weekly – ECTS: 5

Course Tutor: Vassileios Grammatikas, Assistant Professor

Ι. Brief description of the course

In the context of modern international relations, the formation and function of international organizations plays a significant role in the development of state cooperation and towards the peaceful resolution of international problems.

The course examines all stages of the creation of international organizations from the negotiation phase, to the signature and entry into force, the forms of participation, rights and duties of member states and issues related to the dissolution of international organizations, and the withdrawal of states.

After analyzing the theoretical background, as the necessary basis for the proper comprehension of the nature of international organizations as elements of the international community, the course goes on to discuss the structure, functions and problems of the main organizations that exist today, namely the UN, the EU, NATO, OSCE, as well as other global or regional organizations that are considered to be important today (eg. the IMF & World Bank).