Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
at least one introductory course on the culture and politics of either one or several of the countries that constitute Northeast Asia (South Korea/ROK, North Korea/DPRK, China/PRC, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia), or of Northeast Asia as a whole. Knowledge of a Northeast Asian language is a plus but not at all necessary. As this is an international politics course, students must also have some basic notions of International Relations theory. Students should be interested in collective knowledge building and ready to participate actively in group assignments and class discussions. More than half of the ﬁnal grade is based on collective work and participation. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Group presentation (45%) : 3 sessions will be dedicated to a collective discussion on a pre-deﬁned topic pertaining to issues presented in the previous sessions. Each of these discussions will be prepared and presented by a group of students. The discussion will be informed by both factual analysis and theoretical reﬂection. Use of visual elements is encouraged. The teacher will be available for advice during the preparation of each class discussion. Participation (25%) : each lecture will include a part for comments and questions during which active participation is expected from all students. The teacher will make sure that speaking time is fairly divided among the class. Individual paper (30%) : students will be asked to write a short paper to be submitted at the end of the semester : it will be evaluated on the quality of empirical research and originality of analysis. Course Description : Regional cooperation in East Asia is hindered by the continuing historical disputes between the region's main powers, China, Japan and Korea. While the end of the bipolar order opened some space of cooperation, albeit with limitations (the Korean division as well as the People's Republic of China/Taiwan division are still major sources of conﬂict) the rise of nationalism in the early 21st century has brought new uncertainties. Seemingly irreconcilable positions have re-emerged around a variety of issues ranging from the ownership of islets in the East Asian seas to the collective memory of the Paciﬁc War. 1552
The course aims at making sense of the recurring tensions in East Asia by taking into account a variety of historical and geopolitical legacies from the break-up of the Chinese empire in the mid-19th century to the outcomes of the Cold War in the region. It will also look at the various shapes and forms through which historical controversies have emerged since the 1990s, how they have been addressed, and how they have impacted regional as global cooperation. Required reading : Gerrit Gong, introduction of The Standard of Civilization in International Society, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1984.
HUMAN RIGHTS, FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, MIGRATION AND ASYLUM IN A SECURITY CONTEXT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Didier BIGO (Professor, Sciences Po). Prerequisite : Basic Knowledge on International Relations theories and security studies is absolutely necessary. A ﬁeldwork experience abroad and some notion of law are appreciated. They will help to follow the course. English compulsory and French (good understanding and reading necessary). Bibliography and documents are in both language. Lectures are in English, discussions in both language. English and French- Students can choose to write their book review and paper in one of the two languages. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : We will be asking the students ﬁrst to choose a book or article related to a speciﬁc topic and to do a book review. The book review needs to be short and sharp (2500 words). Depending of the subject, proposal concerning movies, TV documentaries, plays can be considered. If students want, they can do a collective state of the art by gathering their individual book review but they have to show the reason of the cho