Campus européen franco-allemand, Nancy
Teachers : François GEMENNE (Research fellow at IDDRI). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course Description : This course aims to look at the issue of climate change from a political viewpoint, and analyze the different mechanisms of cooperation that address global warming. The ﬁrst part provides an appraisal of climate change as a political issue : it examines how environmental issues, and climate change in particular, became a topic on the international agenda. The second part addresses the intertwining relationship that exists between international relations and climate change : how does diplomacy inﬂuence climate talks, and how does global warming impact upon the relations between states ? Finally, in the third part of the seminar, students will be asked to put themselves in the shoes of UN delegates in a roleplaying game simulating discussions on a future international environmental agreement. Required reading : Giddens A., 2009, The Politics of Climate Change, London : Polity ; Luterbacher U. & Sprinz D. (ed.), 2001, International Relations and Global Climate Change, Cambridge (MA) : MIT Press ; Sjöstedt, G., 2007, Climate Change Negotiations : A Guide to Resolving Disputes and Facilitating Multilateral Cooperation, New York : Earthscan ; Stern N. (Dir.) (2007), The Economics of Climate Change, The Stern Review, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press..
in class. In the ﬁnal exam, students will have a selection of questions to answer. Students should demonstrate their knowledge of the mandatory readings, class content and ability to critically think, assess and interlink topics. Pedagogical method : Each session comprises a lecture, followed by a group presentation or Oxford-style debate and class discussion. Course Description : International trade is a key driver and manifestation of globalization. Trade affects all our daily lives. We consume products from all over the world – may it be smart phones from China, clothing from Bangladesh or coffee from Ethiopia. But why do we trade ? How does it affect our economies ? How do states determine their trade policies ? And what role does the WTO and trade agreements such as TTIP play in all of that ? The lecture seeks to familiarise students with the international trade regime. In a ﬁrst block, it provides an accessible introduction to the economics of international trade. It clariﬁes why states trade with each other. In a second block, the lecture introduces political science models, which seek to account for states' trade policies. In a third block the lecture discusses the history, purpose and functioning of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It explains how the WTO and free trade agreements such as the TTIP interact and complement each other in the global trade regime. The fourth block of the lecture focuses on some particularly controversial and intriguing issues of modern trade policy such as the role of multinational corporations in the world economy or the challenges stemming from investor-to-state arbitration and international regulatory cooperation arrangements. The purpose of the lecture is to provide students with an understanding of the workings of the world economy, to provide them with the analytical tools to better understand current debates on globalization and to familiarise them with social science research and methods. Required reading : Krugman, Paul, Maurice Obstfeld, and Marc Melitz. International Trade : Theory and Policy : Global Edition. 10th edition, Pearson, 2014 ; Hoekman, Bernard, and Michael Kostecki. The Political Economy of the World Trading System. 3rd ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009 ; Hoekman, Bernard, and Petros Mavroidis. World Trade Organization. 2nd edition. Routledge, 2015 ; Oatley, Thomas, The International Political Economy, Routledge, 251
INTERNATIONAL TRADE - ECONOMICS, POLITICS AND LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Johann BASEDOW (Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Global Gover