Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
GLOBAL ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 39 Language of tuition : English
ereign debt and the interrelations between private markets and national governments ; trade policies and the “non-tariff” issues such as intellectual property or anti-trust ; lastly the role of private regulation, such as commercial arbitration. Required reading : Allen, Robert C. 2011 Global Economic History, a Very Short Introduction. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 170 p ; Alter, Karen 2008 Agents or Trustees ? International Courts in their Political Context. European Journal of International Relations. 14 (1), pp. 33-63 ; Barnett, M., and M. Finnemor. 2004 Rules for the World : International Organizations in Global Politics, Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press ; Bordo, Michael, and Barry Eichengreen 1993 A Retrospective on the Bretton Woods System. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press/NBER. 673 p ; Boughton, John 2001 Silent Revolution, the International Monetary Fund 1979-1989. Washington, DC : IMF.
Teachers : Marine GASSIER (Consultante), Jérôme SGARD (Professor of Political Economy at SciencesPo). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course Description : This course presents an analytical and historical perspective on global economic governance. The core question is how, over time, international or global markets have established, regulated and possibly subjected to various forms of international economic policies. Speciﬁcally, we shall look at the relationships between the well policed domestic domains, and global markets, or transactions : controls over ﬂows of goods, capital or persons ; diffusion of norms ; coordination and cooperation between national governments and bureaucracies ; crisis management. This approach is developed via a long-term history of the international economy. After an introduction on some interesting medieval experiences, we start with the ﬁrst globalization era (1870-1914) and the ﬁrst international institutions that emerged already before 1914 : for instance, the so-called Regional Unions, in matters like postal services or railway trafﬁc. From there on we shift to the Inter-War period and its two most striking innovations : the creation of the ﬁrst ever multilateral, multipurpose organisation (the League of Nations), and the early attempts at a voluntary, negotiated coordination of economic policies (the 1920 and 1927 conferences). Post-World War II classical multilateralism will then be analysed in details. We shall insist speciﬁcally on the GATT/ WTO, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank : how they work, how they are governed, what their political economy is and, not least, how their mandate evolved over time. Their present position and the challenges they are confronted to is of course part of this discussion. The last part of the course will consider trends and prospects that develop beyond those the big, wellestablished international organizations. Three main themes will be covered at this point : sov1240
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE : OVERCOMING FRAGMENTATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Aurelien BOUAYAD (Etudiant doctorant), Olivier DE SCHUTTER (Professor / United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Class participation (30%) ; - Class presentations (40%) ; - Submission of a reform proposal (30%). Workload : The students should be prepared to absord the readings and to work on a weekly basis, after the initial three weeks of the course. Pedagogical method : The course will include a mix of lectures (three initial weeks and the concluding session) and seminar-format discussions based on students' inputs (for the remainder of the course). Most of the discussions will take case studies as a departure point. We will not remain at the level of abstract and general debate. Course Description : Should States use trade policies to encourage compliance with labor rights or environmental standards