International Relations

Academic & Research Advice for International Relations Students by University Bridge

Dr Susan Park gives advice on how to get your academic career off to a flying start. Susan is in the Government & International Relations Department at the University of Sydney. In this video she answers common questions from students starting out in studying and researching International Relations and Political economy.

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How to hold new types of development finance to account? An action plan for multilateral development banks by University Bridge

New forms of finance for development projects are creating problems in terms of accountability. As MDBs increase their lending to financial intermediaries compliance with social and environmental policy becomes much harder.

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Electing the World's Banker: What does Dr Jim Kim's resignation mean for the World Bank? by University Bridge

Can the United States be stared down? No. The reason why it is likely for a US candidate to be president is that the United States has informal influence within the Bank as well as formal voting power (controlling 16.88 percent of the vote in the Bank, which gives it the power to veto decisions that require a super-majority to pass).

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Power, Intergovernmental Organisations and the International Political Economy by Susan Park

Dr Susan Park discusses the relationship between power, Intergovernmental organisations, and political economy. International organisations discussed include the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations and the IMF.

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Conference Presentations - Susan Park by University Bridge

Susan recently presented at the following conferences:

The International Political Studies Association annual conference in Brisbane in July 2018. Paper titled: "The Declining Independence of the World Bank Inspection Panel?". See more here.

Presented at the Asian Studies Association of Australia conference in Sydney in June 2018. Paper titled: "Environmental Justice and the Asian Development Bank". See more here.

Presented at the International Studies Association Annual conference 2018 in San Francisco in April 2018. Papers titled: "Greening the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development through Accountability?". See more here.

International Organisations and Global Problems: Theories and Explanations by University Bridge

How do international organizations (IOs) solve problems? In this theoretically driven book, Dr Susan Park examines how IOs tackle today’s complex global issues.

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Our new book will be out Feburary 2019 by University Bridge

Global Environmental Governance and the Accountability Trap

Edited by Susan Park and Teresa Kramarz

An examination of whether accountability mechanisms in global environmental governance that focus on monitoring and enforcement necessarily lead to better governance and better environmental outcomes.

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