Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
1985 ; Barbara HINCKLEY, The Symbolic Presidency, Routledge, 1990.
Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War”, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (selected chapters).
THE PROBLEMS OF GOVERNANCE IN NONDEMOCRATIC REGIMES
Semester : Autumn and Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
THE ROOT CAUSES OF CONFLICTS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Samuele DOMINIONI (Doctorant). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Students will be evaluated by the following methods : Participation in Class (15), Case Study Presentation (35), Final Exam (50). Students should read papers and chapters assigned for each class in order to actively participate in the course. The material will be available since the beginning of the ﬁrst class. Course Description : After 25 years from the ‘Third Wave' of democratisation high expectations from the end of history and the full democratisation of the world have been disregarded. Authoritarian, semi-authoritarian or hybrid regimes ﬂourished or proved to be resilient and capable to adapt to new domestic and international contexts. The course is devoted to analyse these new regimes' types, which combine some democratic institutions (such as parliaments or elections) with non-democratic practices (such as repression, clientelism and co-optation). Therefore, the aim is to understand how these regimes work and are able to preserve their power both domestically and internationally. The course addresses main theoretical analysis with a focus, as case study, to post-Soviet countries. Required reading : Diamond, Larry (2008), “The Democratic Rollback : The Resurgence of the Predatory State,” Foreign Affairs, No. 87, March– April 2008, pp. 36–48 ; Fukuyama, Francis (1989) “The End of History”, The National Interest, Summer ; Gandhi, Jennifer (2008), “Political Institutions Under Dictatorship”, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (selected chapters) ; Huntington, Samuel P. (1991), “Democracy's Third Wave”, Journal of Democracy, Volume 2, Number 2, Spring 1991, pp. 12-34 ; Levitsky S., Way L. A (2010). “Competitive Authoritarianism. 480
Teachers : Solène SOOSAITHASAN (Doctorante en Sciences Politiques, spécisalisation Relations Internationales). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Grades will be determined as follows : Oral Participation = 20% This will be based on students' class individual participation, preparation and class attendance. This is an individual grade. Oral Presentation = 30% *** Presentation dates will be assigned on the ﬁrst class. Final Report = 50% *** To send in to me before midnight on 2nd may, 2016. Workload : Grades will be determined as follows : Oral Participation = 20% This will be based on students' class individual participation, preparation and class attendance. This is an individual grade. Oral Presentation = 30% *** Presentation dates will be assigned on the ﬁrst class. Course Description : What is to be known about the causes of conﬂicts ? What factors and elements allow us to closely analyze them and can provide us with insight as to the understanding of political decision makers' motivations and interests in times of crisis ? The objective of this course is to establish a theoretical grid of analysis to prepare us for the study of the origins of conﬂict. By analyzing actors' interests through the application of international relations theory, we will be able to decipher the motivations and intentions of the parties to the conﬂict. We will then attempt to ‘test' theories within the framework of case studies and answer our research question through methodological research.