Pedagogical method : Lectures interspersed with classroom discussion. Course Description : The course will examine the emergence of the international human rights movement, principally during the past four decades, as an important force in global affairs. In addition, it will review the earlier developments that helped to provide a foundation for the emergence of the contemporary global movement. The course will begin with an examination of the concept of rights and of the principal concepts of international law and the legal texts that have made it possible for the human rights movement to emerge and to become effective. It will then review the emergence of a global movement during the Cold War period, including the development of such leading organizations as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. It will explore the role and the impact of such methods of promoting human rights as "naming and shaming," litigation, establishing international standards, intervention in international bodies, sanctions and promoting accountability for abuses of rights. It will review current controversies over such questions as universal jurisdiction, conﬂicts between doing justice and promoting peace, protecting rights in an era of international terrorism, the "responsibility to protect," targeted killings and hate speech. The course will conclude with an exploration of the methods of promoting human rights in such major states as China, Russia and the United States of America. Required reading : See course outline.
Workload : Two homeworks (essays). The second one could be made within a group of maximum 4 students. Additional requested information : 3 to 6 hours. Pedagogical method : Mostly course, but also discussions and workshops on practical issues. Course Description : This course will be focused on the main steps of a public policy, from inception to evaluation. It will address amongst others the following issues : Inception, elaboration of a public strategy (how do deﬁne a vision and to elaborate a strategy ? how to include all the stakeholders in the process ? How to make policy-making successful ?) What is a public policy ? How to deﬁne it ? Why is this deﬁnition so conﬂicting ? How to elaborate a diagnosis ? Which tools ? What are the relevant indicators related to this ? How to make the people participate to the elaboration of a public policy and how to involve them in the implementation process ? Strategy and perspective : How to build scenarios ? What is the appropriate methodology for the construction of an itinerary ? Evaluation of the public policies : main concepts, main tools, which organization ? Which limits ? The main criteria used to assess the quality of an evaluation. Required reading : Nicolas Tenzer, France : La Réforme impossible ? (Flammarion, 2004) (for those who read French) ; Petit Guide de l'évaluation des politiques publiques http ://www. evaluation.gouv.fr/cgp/fr/interministere/doc/ petit_guide_cse.pdf ; World Bank, Agreeing on Robust Decisions http ://www-wds.worldbank. org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/ IB/2014/06/04/000158349_20140604102709/ Rendered/PDF/WPS6906.pdf.
PUBLIC POLICY : STRATEGY, POLICYMAKING PROCESS, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
REFORM AND GROWTH IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Nicolas TENZER (Conseiller du Comité de Direction). Prerequisite : Interest for public policy and science of government, mind-openness, basic knowledge about the organization of the modern states and the structures of the administration. Pedagogical format : Seminar
Teachers : Marine GASSIER (Consultante), Jérôme SGARD (Professor of Political Economy at SciencesPo). 1599