Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
ation had ﬁnally placed the MPCs on a trajectory of economic convergence with their major EU neighbours. Yet, there was often a lack of inclusiveness, the reduction in inequalities was insufﬁcient and youth unemployment always remained a major issue. In that respect, the course has three main objectives : the ﬁrst aim is to familiarize students with basic concepts related to economics. Students will also be acquainted to researching data to be used for group papers. The second aim is to understand the economic development model, important efforts undertaken and how despite them MPCs entered a period of instability. The third is to discuss on what is next. What are the pre-requisites for sustainable growth in MPCs and how can long-term structural issues be resolved ? What is the potential for innovation and creativity as a crisis-exit strategy ? How can the new economic model of MPCs be one of “inclusive growth” ? Required reading : Femise (2013), "Femise Report on Euromediterranean Partnership 2013", forthcoming ; Ricardo A. Lopez (2005), "Trade and Growth : Reconciling the Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Evidence", Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 19, No. 4, Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ; Sarkar, Prabirjit (2007), "Trade Openness and Growth : Is There Any Link ?", Munich Personal RePEc Archive ; Tarlok Singh (2010), "Does International Trade Cause Economic Growth ? A Survey", The World Economy..
tions in its foreign policy orientation, societal dynamics, economic model of development, and political environment. These transformations coincided with the rise to power of a new party, Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (Justice and Development Party- AKP), which has imposed itself as a hegemonic force in Turkish politics since 2002. Breaking with the tradition of secularism and Westernization initiated by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the 20th century, the AKP explored new paths of development and modernization of Turkey. Using the framework of accession talks with the European Union, the party embarked on a series of major reforms which revolutionized Turkey's domestic and foreign policy : weakening of the role of the military, empowerment of a new bourgeoisie who is socially conservative and economically neoliberal, promotion of “moderate Islamism”, pro-active engagement with Middle East and Arab world, best embodied by the “zeroproblems foreign policy”. At the height of its popularity in 2011, Western and Arab observers saw in Turkey's AKP a potential “model” for the recently emancipated Middle East following the Arab Spring, combining democracy, economic liberalism, and sensitivity to the religious feelings and local values of citizens. Yet, in 2013, the outbreak of the Gezi Park revolt questioned the regime's legitimacy and highlighted the AKP's drift toward an exclusivist style of governance and authoritarian practices. In parallel, the Syrian quagmire and the renewal of armed conﬂict between the PKK and the Turkish military, tested the AKP's real capacities and resources in a highly unstable regional environment. While the latest electoral victory of the AKP in the November elections proves the resilience of the party and its strong embedment within Turkish society, it nevertheless risks creating high internal polarization in the country, eventually leading to the decline of the AKP. Built around lectures and student presentations, this course explores the underlying social, political and economic dynamics at work in Turkey, and offers to relocate current events in the country within a broader historical and geopolitical perspective. Required reading : Altunisik, Meliha Benli, The Turkish Model and Democratization in the Middle East, Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 1-2, 2005, p. 45-63..
POLITICS & SOCIETY OF A REGIONAL POWER : THE CASE OF TURKEY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Jana JABBOUR (Enseignante). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : - Oral presentation (40% of course mark) ; - Paper (50% o