Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE : OVERCOMING FRAGMENTATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 28 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 ? Should they rely on public procurement to "buy social justice" through ethical sourcing ? Should international investment law integrate human rights concerns ? Should development cooperation be made conditional upon compliance with certain universally accepted standards of good governance or human rights ? How do global development goals help unify different international regimes ? These are some of the questions this new course will examine. The course will focus on the question of coexistence of different regimes in global governance -- including climate change, trade, investment, development cooperation and human rights. At present, each of these regimes is shaped in speciﬁc fora, with speciﬁc constellations of actors, rules, and dispute settlement mechanisms, and with speciﬁc sets of incentives (including, but not limited to, "sanctions" to ensure compliance). This results in what lawyers call the fragmentation of international law, or what political scientists refer to as sectorialized global governance. It also results in a mismatch between incentives (such as
Teachers : Mary KALDOR (Professor), Sabine SELCHOW (LSE Fellow/lecturer). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : One essay at the end of the course (3,000 - 5,000 words). Pedagogical method : Our course is divided into six sets of interrelated sessions. This enables us to go beyond a pure lecture-format and to engage in guided discussions about the topics. Course Description : The term civil society reentered the political lexicon around the same time that scholars and political commentators began to talk about globalisation. It is widely understood either as a normative concept linked to the idea of democracy or as a description of the spread of NGOs, social movements, and global advocacy networks. This course provides students with the conceptual and empirical background that allows them to critically engage with the complex debate over the meaning and implications of global civil society and to assess the potential and the challenges of civil society activism in the context of our increasingly globalising world. Our course will start with a reﬂection on the 1989 revolution in Eastern Europe and the recent revolutions in the Arab world. What is similar ? How has our world and global civil society changed during the past 20 years ? On that basis, we will then debate a variety of issues such as the role of global civil society in the global ﬁnancial crisis and the war on terror, the issue of political consumerism, and the role of social media in political activism. Required reading : Kaldor, Mary (2003)