International organizations, such as the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organizations (WTO), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), provide a forum in which leaders from various countries can dialogue about how to address various global issues, ranging from global warming to food shortages. These organizations also provide guidance about how to address issues, which may ultimately affect the laws and policies countries create and execute. As the boundaries between and among countries continue to blur, laws and policies created and executed in one country may prompt leaders in another country to create and execute similar laws and policies. In the readings this week, you consider several examples in which international organizations and various countries influence U.S. laws and policies.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the article,â€œHow Do International Institutions Matter? The Domestic Impact of International Rules and Norms.â€ Think about how international organizations and rules influence national policies.
- Review the article, â€œThe WTO Cotton Case and U.S. Domestic Policy.â€ Consider how the WTO impacted U.S. agricultural policy.
- Review the article, â€œBeyond Bush: Environmental Politics and Prospects for U.S. Climate Policy.â€ Think about the potential impact of European climate policies on U.S. climate policy.
- Review the article, â€œU.S. Pharmaceutical Policy in a Global Marketplace.â€ Think about how European price controls on pharmaceuticals might affect U.S. pharmaceutical policy.
- Review the course media, “Global Perspectives,” focusing on how the U.S. laws and policies are affected by other countries.
- Select a global issue of interest to you to use for this assignment.
- Using the Walden Library and/or Internet, research how international organizations and/or laws and policies in other countries did or might influence U.S. laws and policies related to the issue you selected.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a brief description of the global issue you selected. Then explain how international organizations and/or laws and policies in other countries did or might influence U.S. laws and policies related to the issue you selected. Be specific and use examples to illustrate your explanation.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
Respond by Day 6 to at least one of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:
- Ask a probing question.
- Share an insight from having read your colleagueâ€™s posting.
- Offer and support an opinion.
- Validate an idea with your own experience.
- Make a suggestion.
- Expand on your colleagueâ€™s posting.