Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
hours) 4/ mock trial/procedure exercise (2 hours). Most classes will be divided in two periods : 1/ Knowledge sharing 2/ discussion about the readings and/or hypothetical solving. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
GLOBAL CONFLICT OF LAWS AND CROSSBORDER LITIGATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Horatia MUIR WATT (Professeur des Universités Sciences Po). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course Description : This course is a comparative introduction to the way in which globalization has affected traditional patterns of legal regulation through conﬂicts of laws and cross-border litigation, and the resulting impact upon the governance of persons and resources in a post-national context. Issues will cover topics as diverse as international jurisdiction in the ﬁeld of human rights and corporate social responsibility, transnational commercial contracts, parallel proceedings within and without the EU, and transatlantic class actions. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
The Essay should start from a given object, with a reasonable link to the course (like monetary coordination, intellectual property rights or protection of the biosphere). It should then raise a clear and identiﬁable question : has the 2007-08 ﬁnancial crisis weakened the supremacy of the dollar ? Do Chinese interests make harder the strengthening of an international regime on this or that issue ? Can private institutions offer substitutes for missing interstate agreements ? The Essay should then build an argument, leading to an identiﬁable answer : no, private investors cannot go a long way, unless hard rules back up their investments. Or maybe they can. Or perhaps one should look at countries individually. Etcetera. Students can choose the type of presentation they prefer : the two-parts SciencesPo Plan, or any other. The test is how they reach the answer. Course Description : This course presents an analytical and historical perspective on global economic governance. The core question is how, over time, international or global markets have established, regulated and possibly subjected to various forms of international economic policies. Speciﬁcally, we shall look at the relationships between the well policed domestic domains, and global markets, or transactions : controls over ﬂows of goods, capital or persons ; diffusion of norms ; coordination and cooperation between national governments and bureaucracies ; crisis management. This approach is developed via a long-term history of the international economy. After an introduction on some interesting medieval experiences, we start with the ﬁrst globalization era (1870-1914) and the ﬁrst international institutions that emerged already before 1914 : for instance, the so-called Regional Unions, in matters like postal services or railway trafﬁc. From there on we shift to the Inter-War period and its two most striking innovations : the creation of the ﬁrst ever multilateral, multipurpose organisation (the League of Nations), and the early attempts at a voluntary, negotiated coordination of economic policies (the 1920 and 1927 conferences). Post-World War II classical multilateralism will then be analysed in details. We shall insist speciﬁcally on the GATT/ WTO, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank : how they work, how they are governed, what their political economy is and, not least, how their mandate 1369
GLOBAL ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 39 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Montserrat BOTEY (Auto entrepreneur), Jérôme SGARD (Professor of Political Economy, Sciences Po). Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : A 5000-word essay to be submitted in early November 10, on any related subject (for instance a critique of a book, or of 2-4 related articles, etc) (50%). Essays will be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org. A 3