Campus européen franco-allemand, Nancy
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 Governance Programme)). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Students are evaluated on the basis of their class participation (20%), the group performance during the presentation or Oxfordstyle debate (30%) and their performance in the exam (50%). The questions for the Oxford-style debate and group presentation (25-30 minutes) are provided. The student presentation should be interactive and aim at animating discussion 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 controver-
sial 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, 2013 ; Woolcock, Stephen, and Nicolas Bayne, eds. The New Economic Diplomacy. 2nd ed. Ashgate, 2007.
INTERNATIONALE BEZIEHUNGEN NACH 1945
Semester : Sommersemester Zahl der Stunden : 42 Unterrichtssprache : Deutsch
Lehrkräfte : Reiner MARCOWITZ (Universitätsprofessor). Unterrichtsmodalitäten : Vorlesung und Grunkurs Dozent : Ansbert BAUMANN (Chargé de cours - Université de Tubingen), Wolfgang FREUND (Dozent), Alexander FRIEDMAN (Dozent), Eva ZIMMERMANN (Doktorandin in Cotutelle ; Geschichte (FU Berlin) / Etudes Germaniques, Civilisation allemande (UL)). Veranstaltungsbeschreibung : Die Vorlesung behandelt die wichtigsten Etappen und Probleme der internationalen Beziehungen vom Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges und der Entstehung des Bipolarismus bis zu der Beilegung des Ost-WestKonﬂiktes, dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion sowie der Herausbildung eines neuen multipolaren internationalen Systems im Zeichen der Globalisierung. 287