Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
and carbon cycle) and marine life (from ecosystems to ﬁsheries). Required reading : Lectures will be given with the course outline.
MAKING OF FOREIGN POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA (THE)
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Guillaume LONG (Ecuadorian Ambassador to the UN, Former Foreign Minister). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Students will be assessed on the bases of a class presentation and their engagement with the weekly readings (25%) ; and a term paper on a topic of their choice (75%). Pedagogical Method : One-hour lecture / Onehour student presentations and discussion. Course Description : This course focuses on the complex variables at play in the decisionmaking processes of the foreign policy of Latin American states. The course begins by examining the structure/agency debate in foreign policy. Students will be encouraged to reﬂect upon the impact of structural variables on the establishment of long-term policies in Latin America. These include constraints such as relative state strength and sovereignty, security concerns, and the economic-productive structure of states. The course then explores the extent to which Latin American foreign policy has been subordinate to the pursuit of stable, historically constructed “national interests”. Conversely, it poses the question whether radical political change in the national sphere, accompanied by political and ideological shifts, have dramatically altered foreign policy and brought into questions Latin America's “políticas de Estado” ; particularly considering the advent of revisionist governments at different moments in recent history. The leftward political turn in Latin America at the beginning of the 21st century offers an ideal setting to test these hypotheses. Students are invited to think about the impact of “leader-preference”, and the weight of presidential diplomacy ; intra 1500
and inter-institutional rivalry and bureaucratic politics, including the nature and importance of the foreign service ; the power of business lobbies, non-state actors and activist networks ; the broader context of electoral politics and single party states ; ideology, nationalism and nationbuilding. With this decision-making framework in mind, the course will then examine current divisions and conﬂicts between Latin American states on economic and trade policies ; relations with the global powers ; regionalism and multilateralism ; territory and sovereignty ; democracy and human rights. The last part explores contemporary case studies in foreign policy decision-making. Students will have to reﬂect upon the preferences, constraints, and practical considerations faced by Latin American governments, when considering different options on the table. Required reading : On Latin American foreign policy and IR ; Mora, Frank. 2003. “Theoretical Challenge to Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Policy Studies.” In Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Policies, edited by Frank O. Mora and Jeanne A.K. Hey. Boulder : Rowman and Littleﬁeld ; Kelly, Philip. 1997. Checkerboards and Shatterbelts : The Geopolitics of South America. Austin : University of Texas Press ; Tancer, Shoshana B. 1976. Economic nationalism in Latin America : The Quest for Economic Independence. New York : Praeger ; Hurrell, Andrew. 2006. “Hegemony in a Region That Dares Not Speak Its Name”, International Journal, vol. LXI, no. 3, pp. 545-66.
MAKING UP MACHIAVELLI : REPUBLICANISM AND REALISM
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Marcello SIMONETTA (Enseignant indépendant). Prerequisite : Aucun Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : 1. Take-home essays (1/2) : Two essays, one due on midterm, the other before the last class, of about 1000 and 2000 words : ﬁrst topic, letter to Machiavelli ; second topic, to