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ship between Islam and Politics in the contemporary Middle East. This will be done through an interdisciplinary approach, relying on political sociology, international relations as well as discourse analysis. A central focus of the course will be Islamist movements. Their birth and development will be examined, with the aim of explaining their impressive outreach, and yet the difﬁculties those movements have encountered in effectively implementing their political project. We will then reﬂect on the new strategies Islamist movements have adopted throughout the 1990s and 2000s, as well as their broader regional and global implications. We will conclude by examining the role Islamist movements have played in the recent “Arab revolutions” and in their aftermaths. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
Each student to be interviewed at semester's end. (2+3 = 60% of grade.) Pedagogical Method : 12 weeks. Course Description : This course is about how the practise of conﬂict resolution (CR) since the end of the Cold War has changed. CR today deals mostly with conﬂict within states which -unlike CR between states- often needs profound reform and lengthy international involvement to ensure durability. Advances in international human rights law have increased calls for accountability, propelled by giant strides in communications technology. Centrifugal forces, long dormant or suppressed, threaten the integrity of multiethnic states. Indiscriminate labeling of conﬂict parties as terrorists since 9/11 complicates the search for inclusive negotiated solutions. R2P has not settled the debate on how to deal with mass atrocities and war crimes absent UN Security Council agreement. Criminal non-state actors defy states. A re-energized populism has injected unpredictability into international relations. Absent rules or guidelines, too many agents can complicate the search for peace. These and other thematic issues will be examined including through discussion of selected recent and ongoing cases. Required reading : DE SOTO, Alvaro, Diplomacy and Mediation, in KALDOR, Mary and RANGELOV, Ivor, eds., Handbook of Global Security Policy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014 ; CROCKER, Chester, HAMPSON, Fen Osler, and AALL, Pamela, Leashing the Dogs of War, (Part I, Introduction), in Leashing the Dogs of War : Conﬂict Management in a Divided World, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D. C., 2007 ; ROBERTS, Ivor, Satow's Diplomatic Practise, Chapter I, 6th Edition, 2009 ; LUTTWAK, Edward N., Give War a Chance, Foreign Affairs, July/August 1999.
ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Alvaro DE SOTO (Diplomate en mission permanente au Pérou), Etienne DIGNAT (Doctorant). Prerequisite : A basic knowledge and understanding of international rules governing international relations and particularly the use of force, including the UN Charter, is assumed. Students who are aware of and maintain an interest in current events affecting international security, their background and trends will be better placed to beneﬁt from this course. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : 1. An individual take-home paper consisting of a 2-page policy brief for a government leader/head of an international organization/NGO, with recommendations on how to deal with a situation (early in semester, 40% of grade). 2. An analytical, thematic paper of no more than 10 pages, for submission in midApril, on one of the issues of conﬂict resolution mentioned in the course description above, to be elaborated in class 2. Should contain references to no less than 2, no more than 3 speciﬁc cases. 3.
JAPANESE POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Anne-Guibourg DELAMOTTE (Lecturer). Pedagogical Format : Seminar 1477