Course 2010-2011 a.y.



Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 31
CLEAM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLES (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLEF (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BIEM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLEACC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:

Classes: 31 (II sem.)

Course Objectives

Learning outcomes the student learns:

  • The basics of the theory of international regimes (globalization and the limits of the nation-state) and regional integration (supranational organizations)
  • The organizational models and policy network analysis for the management of international and supranational organizations
  • The institutional setting, the policy-making processes and the public management of the European Union
  • The institutional setting, the policy-making processes and the public management of the United Nations

Course Content Summary

Main topics

  • The changing environment of international organizations. Globalization and governance. A comparative framework of similarities and differences among international organizations
  • Models of decision-making and negotiation in multi-level governance; managing interdependence at the international level; partnerships and regimes; coordination in international policy management
  • The EU: supranational or intergovernmental? The institutions and policy processes of the European Union
  • Reform of the European Commission and European governance. Innovation and reform in the public management of European Union institutions
  • The United Nations system: institutions, agencies, programmes and funds
  • The United Nations: management systems. The management of projects of cooperation to development
  • Policy transfer in public management at the national and international levels.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Attending students
The exam will be split into two written parts, during the term. Partial exams feature both compulsory and optional questions. The final mark will be the average of the two parts. Attending students will have the opportunity to complete group projects. The evaluation of the project enables students to add points to the mark achieved in the written examination. The points earned through the group project will be taken into account also during the other exams (that are oral) in the year. Participation in the projects is optional. Students must complete the exam before February 2012 to have the marks for the project included in the final mark.

Non attending students 
For these students the exam will be oral.


  • Management of International and Supranational Organisations, Course Collection, Egea (all readings are compulsory for the exam)
Exam textbooks & Online Articles (check availability at the Library)
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