Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Pedagogical Method : This is a 24h lecture course in English. The teaching assistant(s) will organize occasional work sessions to help students with their assignments and the preparation of the ﬁnal exam. Course Description : The global economy is the historic result of political decisions, but it also shapes politics and society in very speciﬁc ways. This course proposes a multidisciplinary perspective on the evolution of the global political economy and its effects on national politics. Based on insights from political science, sociology, anthropology, economics and history, we will study what may appear as rather technical issues in macroeconomics. We will cross the boundaries between economics and politics and move from the national to the international arena and back. Student will gain familiarity with social science theory on some of the most fundamental tensions in the global economy, in particular from the developing ﬁeld of international political economy. We will study how the current economic order evolved historically ; debate international economic issues from a variety of perspectives, in particular monetary systems and capital mobility, trade, investment and production, ﬁnance and economic development ; and analyze the effects of integration on national politics, economic equality and the environment. The objective of the course is to understand the linkages and tension between democracy and capitalism, between national variation and international integration, and to study wealth, inequalities, community, and nature in the global economy. Required reading : Ravenhill, John. 2014. Global Political Economy. 4th ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press. ; Oatley, Thomas. 2011. International Political Economy : International Edition. 5th ed. Harlow : Pearson. ; Moschella, Manuela, and Catherine Weaver. 2013. Handbook of Global Economic Governance : Players, Power and Paradgims. London : Routledge. ; O'Brian, Robert, and Marc Williams. 2013. Global Political Economy : Evolution and Dynamics. 4th ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillian.
Teachers : Par ENGSTROM (Senior Lecturer). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Students will be assessed on the basis of three activities : - Seminar participation (10%). - Seminar presentation (20%). Presentation topics will be provided and will be assigned in advance. Presentations of 15-20 minutes should be accompanied by PowerPoint slides. - Final essay (70%). Questions for essay titles will be provided. Students may also design their own essay question on any topic relevant to this course in consultation with the Instructor. Course Description : This course examines the international politics of Latin America, with primary emphasis on the period since the 1980s, but with attention to the legacies of earlier political, economic and strategic developments affecting the region. It does not presume a prior knowledge of international relations theory or Latin American politics, history or economics. The course draws on concepts from the general international relations literature to consider trends in Latin America's international politics, with attention to developments during the Cold War, and longterm trends in relations between Latin American countries and the United States. The course also examines central topics in the contemporary international politics of Latin America, including security, economic and political regionalism, human rights, illicit drugs, migration and the foreign policies of key regional states. Required reading : Dabène, Olivier (2014), The Politics of Regional Integration in Latin America : Theoretical and Comparative Explorations (London : Palgrave Macmillan) ; Dominguez, J.I. and A. Covarrubias (eds.) (2014), Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World (Routledge) ; Mares, D., and A.M. Kacowicz (eds.) (2016), Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security (Routledge) ; Skidmore, Thomas E. and Peter H. Smith (eds.) (various editions) Modern Latin America (Oxford University Press).