PSIA, Master in International Security
Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Assessment will be based on a take-home mid-term paper (33%) and a twohour ﬁnal examination (67%). Course Description : Globalization is possibly the most overused word in contemporary social science, but it is far from being a new phenomenon nor is globalization irreversible. This course provides an introduction to the history of the international economy over the past two centuries, and asks : What were the political and technological underpinnings of increased trade, capital and labour ﬂows during the period ; what were the effects of these ﬂows on income distribution within countries ; and what political responses did they provoke ? What can explain the deglobalization experienced in the years between 1914 and 1945 ? What, if any, were the connections between globalization and convergence ? Between globalization and growth ? Along the way, we will cover such basic topics in international economics as comparative advantage, the gains from trade, factor proportions theory, international factor ﬂows, and the political economy of trade. Required reading : K.H. O'Rourke and J.G. Williamson, Globalization and History : The Evolution of a 19th Century Atlantic Economy (MIT Press, 1999) ; henceforth, Globalization and History ; Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O'Rourke, Power and Plenty : Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium (Princeton University Press, 2007), henceforth Power and Plenty.
rent events affecting international security, their background and trends will be better placed to beneﬁt from this course. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : 1. An individual take-home paper consisting of a 2-page policy brief for a government leader/head of an international organization/NGO, with recommendations on how to deal with a situation (early in semester, 40% of grade). 2. An analytical, thematic paper of approximately 12-15 pages co-authored by groups of 3 students, for submission in mid-April, on one of the issues of conﬂict resolution mentioned in the course description above, to be elaborated in class 2, should contain references to 2 or 3 speciﬁc cases. 3. Each team to be interviewed at semester's end. (2+3 = 60% of grade.) Pedagogical method : 12 weeks. Course Description : The conﬂict resolution agenda today is dominated by conﬂict within states, raising a host of challenges absent from the resolution of conﬂict between stat. To solve them durably often requires far reaching reform and protracted international involvement. Advances in international human rights law have increased calls for accountability. Since the end of the Cold War, separatist forces have reawakened, threatening the integrity of multiethnic states. Scattershot labeling of conﬂict parties as terrorists creates hurdles for the search for inclusive solutions. Despite R2P, consensus remains elusive on how to deal with mass atrocities and war crimes absent Security Council agreement. Criminal non-state actors without a political agenda threaten the authority of states. The proliferation of conﬂict resolution agents complicates the search for peace. These and other thematic issues will be examined including through discussion of selected recent and ongoing cases. Required reading : DE SOTO, Alvaro, Diplomacy and Mediation, in KALDOR, Mary and RANGELOV, Ivor, eds., Handbook of Global Security Policy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014 ; CROCKER, Chester, HAMPSON, Fen Osler, and AALL, Pamela, Leashing the Dogs of War, (Part I, Introduction), in Leashing the Dogs of War : Conﬂict Management in a Divided World, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D. C., 2007 ; ROBERTS, Ivor, Satow's Diplomatic Practise, Chapter I, 6th Edition, 2009 ; LUTT1191
ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Jennie COTTLE (Etudiante doctorante), Alvaro DE SOTO (Diplomate en mission permanente au Pérou). Pre