Third Semester

BPA 302: International Administration

The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the core aspects of international administration so that students can analyze the functioning of the contemporary international system. The course will also help students to identify emerging global issues faced by the present world. The course focuses on the dynamic nature of the subject matters.

  1. International administration
    • Concept, nature and scope of international administration
    • Modern state system
    • International organization
    • International law
    • International bureaucracy
  2. The United Nations System (UN)
    • The formation of the United Nations (UN)
    • Purpose of United Nations (UN)
    • Functions of United Nations (UN)
    • Accomplishments and functioning of United Nations (UN)
    • Role of specialized agencies        
  3. Regionalism and Regional Organizations
    • European Union (EU)
    • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
    • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  4. Regional Cooperation in South Asia
    • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
    • Economic cooperation, its achievement and constraints
  5. Emerging Trends
    • Emerging Trends in International Administration
    • Issues and Challenges of International Administration       
  • Bastola, Mukesh Kumar (2016). Global Governance: Governance in a New World Order. Kathmandu: Midas Bastola.
  • Karns, Margaret P. & Mingst, Karen A. (2010). International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance. New Delhi: Viva Books.