International Law and International Organizations

1. Write an essay in which you compare and contrast the realist, liberal, and constructivist approaches to international law. (Learning Objective 3)

2. What are key constraints on international law? What would have to change for international law to be more effective? (Learning Objectives 1–4)

3. How is the state policies context useful in examining the formation and effectiveness of international law? (Learning Objective 4)

4. What have been the major changes in international criminal law since the end of World War II? How effective is international criminal law? (Learning Objective 4)

5. Write an essay about the various factors and forces that affect whether the United States will initially agree to a treaty, whether it will then ratify the treaty, and whether it will then obey the treaty. (Learning Objectives 3, 4)