The Power of International Organizations

Here’s a funny video from “The Onion”:

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/ambassador_stages_coup_at_un

One of the challenges of teaching institutional theory, especially to undergrads, is that they have trouble understanding how seemingly ‘weak’ international organizations might nevertheless powerfully influence nation-states.

This video exemplifies the conventional view… but would certainly make a good jumping-off point for discussion.  I’ll definitely use it in my undergrad globalization class.

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