Campus de Paris
Course Description : Europe, a continent of peace, cooperation and democracy ? Or rather a continent where the support for democracy remains delicate, the cooperation difﬁcult to implement and the peace regularly endangered ? The objective of this course is to consider recent history of Europe and to bring to light major issues to which Eastern and Western part of the continent were confronted in the era of the masses (late 19th - 21st centuries) in all their complexity : the manufacturing of modern citizenship, the nation building, the crisis of democracy and the rise of new social issues. Recent and ancient historiography will be mobilized as well as the arts, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. Required reading : Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes. A History of Short Twentieth Century. New York : Vintage books, 1996 ; Robert Paxton, Twentieth Century Europe. Boston : Wadsworth, 2012 ; Tony Judt, Postwar. A History of Europe since 1945. New York : Penguin Books, 2006 ; George Lichtheim, Europe in the Twentieth Century. London : Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1972 ; Mark Mazower, Dark Continent. Europe's Twentieth Century. New York : Vintage Books, 1998.
In-class participation (10%) Course Description : Guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency are now among the most dominant forms of conﬂict throughout the world (Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Ukraine, etc. Anyone interested in understanding the global dynamics of warfare in the 21st century will therefore need some basic knowledge about the speciﬁcs of these strategies and modes of ﬁghting. This course draws on a multidisciplinary approach combining history, strategic studies and political philosophy. It will follow a series of case studies in a chronological order from the Second World War to this day. It puts an emphasis on the study of primary sources, whether practical (archives, reports) or theoretical (essays, doctrines). Required reading : Ian F. Beckett, Modern Insurgencies and Coutnerinsurgencies : Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750, London, Taylor and Francis, 2001 ; David Galula, Counterinsurgency : Theory and Practice, New York, Praeger, 2004.
A PRIMER ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
A PRIMER ON GUERILLA WARFARE AND COUNTERINSURGENCY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Emmanuel COMOLET (Economiste). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : The exposé lasts 20 minutes (30 for 2 presenters). It is an oral exercise, to be told, not read. In addition to the form of the exposé, its assessment will take into consideration : the contextualisation of the topic, a precise deﬁnition of terms, a clear organization and dynamic of ideas, facts, examples and arguments. A continuous and apposite participation will be valued in the grades ; on the contrary, a feeble participation will be sanctioned. The essay will be a 10,000-character dissertation on a topic chosen in agreement with the teacher. It will be handed at least two classes before the end of the semester. Course Description : The aim of the course is to help students acquire the necessary tools to analyze, as citizens as well as practitioners and workers, international affairs in the contemporary 369
Teachers : Elie TENENBAUM (Assistant de recherche). Prerequisite : The class requires a basic knowledge of 20th-century international history and an active interest in world affairs. No other background knowledge is assumed. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Presentation (25%) : Participants are asked to make short presentations in small groups ; Text preparation (25%) : Every week participants must prepare a 2-page paper presenting the nature of the text, its author, the context of writing, and the main ideas conveyed ; Final take-home exam (40%) : a 2,000-word essay on a general topic ;