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MGX5760 - International institutions and organisations

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Nick Bisley


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


An examination of the role of international institutions and organisations with emphasis on major global inter-governmental institutions in the Asia-Pacific. Topics include development, theories and legal status of international institutions; the United Nations and relevant related agencies IMF, World Bank and Asian Development Bank; international economic institutions in the Asia Pacific region including ASEAN, APEC; international non-government organisations; prospects for future developments; and proposals for reform of selected international institutions and organisations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • acquire an understanding of the processes of global governance
  • assess the roles of the intergovernmental, non-governmental and corporate sectors in global governance
  • identify key issues and themes relating to international institutions and organisations
  • analyse the purpose, motivations and strategies of the United Nations System, regional organisations, civil society and multinational corporations.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

3-hour class


Students must have completed 24 points at 9000-level.

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