PSIA, Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
To enhance knowledge and understanding of the evolution of research and campaigning on HR, including the key challenges of this work and how to address them ; To enhance ability to think critically and analytically about the development and implementation of research and campaigning projects ; To develop practical skills necessary to research and campaign on human rights. Required reading : Jo Becker, Campaigning for Justice : Human Rights Advocacy in Practice, December 19, 2012 | Series : Stanford Studies in Human Rights, available at : http://www.amazon. com/Campaigning-Justice-Advocacy-PracticeStanford/dp/080477451X ; Stacy Helen M., Human Rights for the 21st Century : Sovereignty, Civil Society, Culture, Stanford Studies in Human Rights, 2009 (Chapter 1 : The Human Rights problem) ; Dezalay Yves and Garth Bryant, From the Cold War to Kosovo : The Rise and Renewal of the Field of International Human Rights, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 2 : 231-255, December 2006.
stems from speciﬁc societal and political characters which have to be examined in a perspective of long durée. The quality of the Indian democracy needs to be scrutinized though. It has been very conservative for decades and even authoritarian under Indira Gandhi. Things changed in the 1990s which were a milestone because of the rise of the lower castes, a form of silent revolution. Since the 1990s, the political system is also much more decentralized and bi-polarized around two coalitions which make alternation in power a routinized exercise. Today, India's democracy is affected by several developments : the rise of Hindu nationalism results in ethno-religious conﬂicts and in the marginalisation of Christians and Muslims ; Islamism is .growth is signiﬁcantly unbalanced : the urban middle class is getting richer and richer (but lose interest and conﬁdence in democracy) while the peasants are losing ground and tend to turn to the maoist revolutionaries in the poorest parts of the country ; last but not least, the rule of law has been put on trial, not only because of corruption, but also because of the criminialisation of politics. In comparison to Pakistan, the Indian regime remains much more democratic though, and these diverging trajectories of two countries stemming from the same colonial matrix needs to be explained. Required reading : Brass, P., The Politics of India since Independence, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1990 ; Frankel, F., India's Political Economy, 1947-1977, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1978 ; C. Jaffrelot (ed.), India Since 1950, New Delhi, Foundation Books, 2011 ; Kohli, A. (ed.), The success of India's democracy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001 ; Rudolph, Lloyd et Susanne Hoeber, In Pursuit of Lakshmi : The Political Economy of the Indian State, Hyderabad, Orient Longman, 1987.
DEMOCRACY IN INDIA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Virginie DUTOYA (Chargée de recherches), Asma FAIZ (Etudiante doctorante), Christophe JAFFRELOT (Research Director, CERI - Sciences Po), Jules NAUDET (Chargé de mission au collège universitaire). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Students will have to submit a paper of 15-25 double-spaced pages on a subject related to the theme of the course. Class participation will constitute 30% of the grade. Course Description : India will be used as a test case for the theories of democracy - which do not seem apt to account for the birth and development of « the world's largest democracy ». Indeed, India's records are unique : no other country with such a low per capita GDP has succeeded in maintaining such a resilient democratic regime for so long. This achievement is largely due to the British inﬂuence during the colonial era, but it also
DESIGNING RELIEF PROJECTS IN CONFLICT AND DISASTER SETTINGS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English ; French