Junior Workshop 1:
Institutions and International Relations
The purpose of this workshop is to make the process of researching and writing your junior independent work easier than it would otherwise be. To that end, we are going to do three things: discuss the purpose and process of writing a research paper; read several articles with very different perspectives about international institutions and assess them in terms of their research design and results; and attend a library workshop that will help you to locate and exploit primary and secondary sources.
Examples of potential research topics might include: 1) Explain the extent to which the success/failure of the World Health Organization can be attributed to the institutional structure itself. 2) Why do only some institutions succeed?