This course offers to the students the opportunity to become acquainted with the evolution and the current framework of ECHR Law in criminal matters.Together with the basics and principles of the subject, the course also provides insights into some outstanding problems related to Criminal Justice.




The course consists of twelve lessons divided as follows:
Lesson 1 - Foundations of the international organization: introduction to the course
Lesson 2 - Global governance
Lesson 3 - Theories of the international organization
Lesson 4 - Classification, role and functions of international organizations
Lesson 5 - The United Nations
Lesson 6 - The European Union: the integration process
Lesson 7 - The role of the European Union in global governance
Lesson 8 - The European Union: institutional architecture
Lesson 9 - The policies of the European Union
Lesson 10 - Winners and losers of global governance: the mobilization of actors
Lesson 11 - How to write a review paper for the course: sources, methodology and assignment of topics to students
Lesson 12 - Future perspectives of the international organization

Adopted texts

- Archer, C. (2014). International organizations. Routledge.


Journal articles: - Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, M. (2020). Death of international organizations. The organizational ecology of intergovernmental organizations, 1815–2015. The Review of International Organizations, 15(2), 339-370. Available at https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/1810/306292/11558_2018_Article_9340.pdf?sequence=4 - Lundgren, M., Squatrito, T., & Tallberg, J. (2018). Stability and change in international policy-making: A punctuated equilibrium approach. The Review of International Organizations, 13(4), 547-572. Available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11558-017-9288-x - Novosad, P., & Werker, E. (2019). Who runs the international system? Nationality and leadership in the United Nations Secretariat. The Review of International Organizations, 14(1), 1-33. Available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11558-017-9294-z - Schmidtke, H. (2019). Elite legitimation and delegitimation of international organizations in the media: Patterns and explanations. The Review of International Organizations, 14(4), 633-659. Disponibile al sito (available at) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11558-018-9320-9



Study modes

The teaching is carried out both through traditional lectures and through structured discussions on the main topics under study. The lectures help students to develop the 'hard skills' in terms of knowledge and understanding of the main issues of international organization. Participation in open discussions helps to develop 'soft skills' in terms of independent judgment skills, communication skills and learning skills on the main topics of interest of the discipline.

Exam modes

To pass the exam, the student must undertake the drafting of a paper consisting of a review of works of reference in the literature. The topic will be selected on the student's proposal with the teacher's agreement. The paper must be sent (in Pdf format) to the e-mail address of the instructor at least one week before the exam session. The test is passed if the student shows to have acquired at least a sufficient knowledge of the main topics covered.

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
10/11/2020 11/01/2021 12/01/2021
10/11/2020 25/01/2021 26/01/2021
10/11/2020 11/02/2021 12/02/2021
10/11/2020 29/04/2021 30/04/2021
10/11/2020 09/06/2021 10/06/2021
10/11/2020 23/06/2021 24/06/2021
10/11/2020 15/07/2021 16/07/2021
10/11/2020 16/09/2021 17/09/2021
10/11/2020 24/10/2021 25/10/2021
10/11/2020 14/01/2022 15/01/2022
Course sheet
  • Academic year: 2020/2021
  • Curriculum: Economics for Development (Percorso valido anche fini del conseguimento del doppio titolo italo-kazako) - in lingua inglese
  • Year: Second year
  • Semester: First semester
  • SSD:
  • CFU: 3
  • Ulteriori attività formative (art.10, comma 5, lettera d)
  • Ambito disciplinare: Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro
  • Lecture (Hours): 24
  • CFU: 3