PSIA, Master in International Public Management
Workload : Some indicative readings given pre or post course, and one group presentation/semester + paper. Course Description : After years of difﬁcult negotiations, the Paris COP21 was supposed to pave the way towards a more sustainable mode of development. How can we understand the outcome of the Paris meeting ? What is really needed to mitigate Climate Change and live with its effects in the future ? Do we have the technologies to simultaneously respond to the needs of a growing world population and seriously reduce global emissions ? What policies are needed to conduct the energy transition ? What is the role of the different stakeholders (politicians, civil society, private sector) ? Who will be the winners, and the losers ? What can be the role, if any, of an international agreement in governing such a complex transition ? This module builds on the scientiﬁc diagnosis to present the challenges attached to the transition towards low carbon economies. Based on empirical data and experience, a discussion of the different policy instruments is proposed, along with an analysis of key stakeholder strategies. Speciﬁc attention will be given to the speciﬁcity of different contexts (developed, emerging and developing countries) and economic sectors in evaluating the efﬁciency and the effectiveness of alternative policy design in driving technological, economical and societal change. We will also explore the difﬁculty to build collective action at the global level, by revisiting the most signiﬁcant moments in the history of negotiation, and discuss possible avenues forward. Required reading : Economic Growth, Carrying Capacity, and the Environment, Kenneth Arrow, Bert Bolin, Roert Costanza, Partha Dasgupta, Carl Folke, C.S. Holling, Bengt-Owe Jansson, Simon Levin, Karl-Goran Maler, Charles Perrings, David Pimentel, Science IENC 520 Vol. 268, No. 5210, ISSN : 0036-8075 ; COP21 : Building an Unprecedented and Sustainable Agreement, Michel Colombier, Working Papers, n° 13, Iddri.
Teachers : Mario DEL PERO (Professeur des Universités), Gaetano DI TOMMASO (Doctorant). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : One mid-term and one-ﬁnal exam of 1 hour each, with open questions on the topics discussed during weeks 1-6 (midterm) and 7-12 (ﬁnal), 25% each ; One ﬁnal research paper, of approximately 4,000 words, on a topic to be agreed with the instructor, 50%. Course Description : The course will examine how the power and global inﬂuence of the United States has changed and evolved since 1945, and the impact of this change on the foreign relations of the U.S. The ﬁrst three sessions will be dedicated to the different drivers of the post-World War II global ascendancy of the United States, and to the crisis, and apparent demise, of U.S. hegemony during the 1970s. The second part of the course will instead examine the new and in many ways contradictory way through which American world leadership was at the time reasserted and re-launched. In particular, we will discuss the foreign policies and security strategies of the Reagan, Bush I and Clinton administrations, highlighting the importance of the end of the Cold War and the surprising re-legitimization of war, and of U.S.-led military interventions, during the last decade of the 20th century. The third and last part of the course will be on the Bush II and Obama administrations. In particular, by examining the impact of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and, in the case of Obama, three speciﬁc case-studies, we will try to understand how the peculiar form of hegemony of the post-1970s United States (based on military preponderance, high domestic consumptions, dual deﬁcits (external and domestic) and often incoherent national security discourses) has affected the conduct of its foreign relations and its engagement with the rest of the world. Required reading : See syllabus.
THE UNITED STATES IN THE WORLD : NATURE AND CONTRADICTIONS OF U.S. POWER
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 42 L