Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Six weeks (2 sessions per week on the same day). Course Description : This course provides a detailed theoretical and practical examination of the political economy of the global defence industry. The course will consider the economic, technological and political dynamics that shape the structure, conduct and performance of the defence industry in the United States, Europe and the world. Up-to-date case-studies from Europe, the U.S. and Asia will be used to illustrate the policy dilemmas faced by governments and defence industrial companies, and the trade-offs they face between economic, commercial, political, technological and strategic security concerns. Required reading : KRAUSE, K. (1992), Arms and the State : Patterns of Military Production and Trade, Cambridge University Press : Cambridge. Krause provides an excellent overview of the historical development of the defence industry and (although published in 1992) his discussion of the three tiers of the global defence industry remains useful ; MARKOWSKI, S., HALL, P. and WYLIE, R. (eds.) (2010) Defence Procurement and Industry Policy : A Small Country Perspective, Routledge ; London & New York ; MARKUSEN, A. and COSTIGAN, S. (eds.) (1999) Arming the Future : A Defense Industry for the 21st Century, Council on Foreign Relations : New York. A comprehensive discussion of the U.S. defence industry at the end of the 20th century including consolidation, dual use/civil military integration and globalisation.
tronic version to be sent by the end of semester, paper outline to be handed out in class) presenting the context and main characteristics of the studied negotiation along with elements of negotiation strategies. The group will engage in a simulation of the negotiation using techniques and principles studied in class. Read & discuss (40%, Individual or by group of 2) : for each session, students will present a text previously distributed to the class. Not exceeding 10 minutes, the Read & Discuss presentation will provide the audience with elements of contexts (the author, its writings), a summary of the text's main arguments along with a personal point of view related to an existing theoretical or political debate. A two-page written version of the Read & Discuss exercise will be submitted online no later than the Friday preceding the Monday/Tuesday course session. All students should have read one of the texts distributed online for the corresponding session. Essential texts are to be found in ‘Read & Discuss' ﬁles on Google Drive. These are the texts to be presented in class. Or, Diplomacy in the news (40%, individual or by group of 2) : during each session, a group of students will present a recent diplomatic event, negotiation process or issue related to ongoing international political debate. In a 10-min format, this “Diplomacy in the news” review will have to present the players at stake, their strategies and the overall dynamic of contemporary diplomatic issues. This work should be based on newspaper article but might also include contents from specialized online blogs and journals dedicated to foreign affairs and diplomacy. An outline of the oral presentation should be submitted online no later than the Friday preceding the Monday/Tuesday course session. Workload : Attendance and student participation in class.Students should actively and regularly take part to the class discussions. A general debate on the issue of strategies of Appeasement vs. Use of force will be organized during the semester. Relevant texts will be circulated beforehand in order to best prepare for the particular session. Course Description : Building on the history of diplomacy, its actors and practices, this course will provide students with the necessary tools
THEORY & PRACTICE OF DIPLOMACY
Semester : Autumn and Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Miguel Angel MORATINOS (Professeur associé à Sciences Po), Charles TENENBAUM (Maitre de Conférences). Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Course v