Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Pedagogical method : The course consists in 12 blocks of 2 hours, with introductory lectures, presentations and discussions. Course Description : Role games simulating public decisions in the European Union sometimes leave the impression that a lot is due to chance and that negotiation skills are key. This is true in part. This course aims at showing that interactions among individuals often follow some underlying logics, structured by institutions and preferences of actors. And that the outcomes of these interactions are sometimes locked in decisions detrimental to many actors not because these actors are not rational but because of more structural reasons. This is what game theory tries to make sense of. Instead of trying to pick the details of a process, the aim is about getting the larger picture. Designed for students already introduced to the basics of EU politics, this course offers a number of tools and perspectives on various topics in EU studies, from the negotiations of EU treaties to the implication of the multi-level governance structures of its institutions. Decision theory and game theory are the main tool boxes for this. Doing so, the course intends to equip students with new skills to analyse negotiation and bargaining. Hopefully, this would lead them to better perform in taking part in these situations. Game theory has been developed through an intensive use of mathematical tools. This course does not intend to come to complex mathematical developments. The main idea is to introduce the underlying logics of game theory to make sense of actual empirical developments in the European Union. Yet, basic mathematical demonstrations will be part of the course. No prerequisite is set in mathematics, except some willingness to get accustomed to it. Required reading : Niou, E. & P.C. Ordeshoook, 2015, Strategy and politics : an introduction to game theory, Routledge ; Hix, S. & B. Hoyland, 2011, The political system of the European Union, Palgrave.
Teachers : to be deﬁned. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : 30% class participation, 20% EUNEGOTIATIONLAB Blog participation, 50% Final Paper (3500 WORDS) Course Description : Negotiation constitutes a strategic skill for managers, administrators, civil servants and many other professional careers. Be it internally (with colleagues, team members, or hierarchy), or externally (with stakeholders, national administrations or international organizations), negotiation capabilities can make a difference. This workshop will help students to : gain an intellectual understanding of negotiators' behavior and of central concepts in negotiation as they apply in the European Union institutional context ; improve their ability to analyze the negotiation situation and learn how to develop a toolkit of useful negotiation skills, strategies, and approaches adapted to work in the European institutional context. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
PHILOSOPHIE POLITIQUE DE L'IDENTITÉ EUROPÉENNE
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
Ouvert au programme d'échange
Enseignants : Janie PELABAY (Chargée de recherche-CEVIPOF). Prérequis : Ce cours ne nécessite pas de connaissances philosophiques poussées. Son seul prérequis est un intérêt pour les enjeux théoriques et normatifs de l'intégration européenne ainsi que pour les débats suscités par les transformations contemporaines de la citoyenneté démocratique. Format pédagogique : Enseignement électif Mode de validation : La note ﬁnale de contrôle continu sera basée sur : un exposé (10 minutes), dont le plan détaillé devra être distribué aux étudiants et dont le texte rédigé devra être remis à l'enseignante (40%) ; la participation active et régulière à la discussion et à la réﬂexion collective (20%) ;
NEGOTIATION IN THE EU CONTEXT
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program