Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Teachers : Anne-Caroline HÜSER (Ph.D. Candidate in Economics). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : One midterm exam and one ﬁnal exam. Workload : Regular readings in preparation for class. Course Description : This course is aimed at students with a keen interest in the European ﬁnancial, monetary and economic governance structure. More generally, this course will also provide insights into economics, economic policy-making as well as into EU politics. The course will start with an introduction to the monetary, ﬁscal and political pre-crisis governance of the Euro area and to its main actors (ECB, Eurogroup). Case studies of Greece, Ireland and Spain will help us to identify the different types of crises (debt, ﬁnancial, banking) that struck the Euro area in the past years. Based on these ﬁndings, we will assess the policies implemented by EU institutions and by national governments to stop the current crisis. Finally, we will analyse the recent reforms designed to prevent future crises. Required reading : Baldwin, Richard and Wyplosz, Charles (2012), Economics of European Integration, fourth edition, McGraw-Hill Education ; Beblavý, Miroslav ; Cobham, David and Ódor, L'udovít (2014), The Euro Area and the Financial Crisis, Cambridge University Press ; De Grauwe, Paul (2012), Economics of Monetary Union, ninth edition, Oxford University Press ; Pisani-Ferry, Jean (2014), The euro crisis and its aftermath, Oxford University Press.
dents on topics selected with the instructor) 30% ; journal of unethical political practices 20% ; ﬁnal essay 40%. Workload : In preparation for each session, students are required to read a selection of short texts from the bibliography supplied by the instructor. Pedagogical method : Introductory lecture by the instructor followed by class debate and students' oral presentations. Emphasis will be given to freeﬂowing discussion in class. Course Description : Citizens in democracies widely expect their elected ofﬁcials and representatives to demonstrate ethical and moral behavior in ofﬁce. Yet it seems that more media attention is devoted to political scandals today than ever before. This course will invite students to reﬂect on the connection between morality and politics in the framework of contemporary liberal democracies, where the requirement for accountability and probity from leaders is supposed to lie at the root of government. It will explore some of the main ethical concerns that such societies are now compelled to face, e.g. self-serving politics vs. politics that serves the common good, impracticable campaign promises, the triumph of image and spin over substance, the private lives of public ﬁgures, corruption, nepotism, the statutory privileges accorded to politicians. Drawing on resources from selected texts and case studies, the course aims to encourage students to develop their critical thinking about the moral standards that should apply to politics and promote the virtues of educated citizenship. Required reading : Walzer, Michael, The Problem of Dirty Hands, Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 2. No. 2 (Winter, 1973), pp. 160-180 ; Excerpts from : Machiavelli, Niccolo, The Prince, trans. Daniel Donno, Bantam Books (2003) ; Weber, Max, Politics as a Vocation (1919) ; Excerpts from Kant, Immanuel, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, trans. James W. Ellington, Hackett Publishing Co. (2011)..
THE FATE OF ETHICS IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Corinne MELLUL (Lecturer in Political Science). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Continuous assessment : class participation 10% ; oral presentation (15-20 minutes, prepared in groups of two to three stu302
THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English