(Solution) POLI330 Week 5 Discussion: International Organizations

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapters 8, 9
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
Pick one international organization (UN, EU, ICC, etc.). Explain its mission and function. Assess how issues of state sovereignty are dealt with for member countries. Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source, which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 5

Due Date for Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday
Due Date for Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday


For this week’s discussion, the international organization I am interested in is the European Union (EU). The union was formed in 1958 and it is comprised of 27 European countries (European Union, 2020). The union was first created with the economic interests at hand and that is why prior to its current name proposed in 1993, it was referred to as European Economic Community and focused on increasing economic cooperation among six countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, and Luxembourg). Due to global challenges and the need to be stronger, the EU has gone beyond economic interests to involve important policy areas such as security and climate change. Thus, the main aim of the union is to foster peace, stability and prosperity. As argued by Magstadt (2016), international organizations pose threat to the sovereignty of a country. The author describes sovereignty as the authority and right of an independent country to make its own decisions…Please click here to download at $5