India, New Delhi, Penguin Book India, 1998, 263 p ; Atul Kohli, "Politics of economic Growth in India, 1980-2005", Economic and Political Weekly, April 1 (Part I) and April 8 (Part II), 2006, pp. 1251-1259 (Part I) and pp. 1361-1370 (Part II).
Prerequisite : Minimum knowledge of the EU institutions and their functioning. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : The evaluation will be based as followed : oral participation (volunteering answers, asking questions, or contributing to discussions) 10% of the overall grade ; mid-term 30% of the overall grade ; dissertation 60% of the overall grade. Workload : It is to be noted that required readings indicated for the following sessions are not to be red in extenso. For instance the trade agreement with Vietnam is obviously much too long to have its sections even simply opened. But students will be supposed to have gone through them with a critical mind and will have to be able to speak 3 minutes about them and provide an assessment about what this tells about the economic dimensions of the EU external policy (cf. course validation). Pedagogical method : Classes will be interactive : courses will be introduced by a few 3' comments on the various required readings, and 20-30' at the end of the course will be devoted to discussion and student's questions and comments on speciﬁc parts of the lecture. Participation of students to this interactive part of the sessions will count for the ﬁnal grade. Course Description : It is usually said that the EU is an economic giant but a political dwarf. Although the EU is for years by far the world major aid donor and a major trade partner, however, when it comes to explain what the EU external action is, most of public attention and academic literature (and even most of the recent EEAS global strategy) is devoted to CSDP and purely political, diplomatic or institutional issues. There are good and valid reasons for that, but the purpose of this course is to show that, whatever important, this is in fact only the emerging part of a huge iceberg, and our ambition will be to explore this largely ignored continent : the economic dimensions of EU external action. The course will ﬁrst provide students with a very concrete and dynamic understanding of what the EU actually does beyond its above-mentioned purely political, diplomatic and institutional actions (and who does what), why and how, for others as well as for itself, directly and indirectly. Concepts and 1529
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Edgardo TORIJA ZANE (Economist). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Mid-term exam (short essay, 5-10 pages). Final exam (take-home exam, 3h). Course Description : This course presents the development trajectory of Latin America and its relation with the international economy. It discusses policy approaches to economic challenges through the study of Latin American history and economic thinking. It also surveys selected contemporary issues and debates, highlighting the challenges of attaining further regional integration, sustainable growth and sustainable development. The goal of the course is to deepen students' understanding of the Latin American development process and economic challenges focusing on the study of the trade and ﬁnancial relations with the world economy, the obstacles to development and the economic cycles, including the recent economic expansion. The course also intends to familiarise the student with the current debates on a number of Latin American countries. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF EU EXTERNAL ACTION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Pierre DEUSY (European civil servant).