Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
emerging countries in Africa an opportunity for the development of the continent ? This course aims to explain the current political and economic situation in Africa and analyse the multiple factors of Africa's misdevelopment. To do so it is necessary to study the complex implication of all kinds of actors involved in Africa's affairs through a multi-disciplinary approach, including political science, economy, and sociology. Drawing a historical perspective is also necessary. The course aims to think about Africa through its insertion in globalisation and to analyse how this insertion impacts the local political systems, and vice versa, without falling neither into fatalistic afropessimism nor into naïve afrooptimism. Required reading : Jedrzej George Frynas and Manuel Paulo, “A New Scramble for African Oil ? Historical, Political, and Business Perspectives”, African Affairs, (2007) 106 (423), p. 229251 ; Jean-François Bayart, “Africa in the World : A History of Extraversion”, African Affairs, 99 (395), 2000, pp. 217-267 ; Stephen Ellis, "West Africa's International Drug Trade", African Affairs, (2009) 108 (431), p. 171-196 ; Richard Auty, "How natural resources affect economic development", Development Policy Review, (2000-12) vol.18, n°4, p. 347-364.
est news on defence industry matters from daily newspapers such as The Financial Times or Les Echos, or specialist defence media such as Defense News or Jane's Defence Weekly. Pedagogical Method : Each session will be a seminar style mix of lecture and active class participation in problem solving discussion of recent case studies. PowerPoint slides will be made available on the shared Drive. Six weeks (2 sessions per week on the same day). Course Description : This course provides a detailed theoretical and practical examination of the political economy of the global defence industry. The course will consider the economic, technological and political dynamics that shape the structure, conduct and performance of the defence industry in the United States, Europe and the world. Up-to-date case-studies from Europe, the U.S. and Asia will be used to illustrate the policy dilemmas faced by governments and defence industrial companies, and the tradeoffs they face between economic, commercial, political, technological and strategic security concerns. Required reading : KRAUSE, K. (1992), Arms and the State : Patterns of Military Production and Trade, Cambridge University Press : Cambridge. Krause provides an excellent overview of the historical development of the defence industry and (although published in 1992) his discussion of the three tiers of the global defence industry remains useful ; MARKOWSKI, S., HALL, P. and WYLIE, R. (eds.) (2010) Defence Procurement and Industry Policy : A Small Country Perspective, Routledge ; London & New York ; MARKUSEN, A. and COSTIGAN, S. (eds.) (1999) Arming the Future : A Defense Industry for the 21st Century, Council on Foreign Relations : New York. A comprehensive discussion of the U.S. defence industry at the end of the 20th century including consolidation, dual use/civil military integration and globalisation.
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY (THE)
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Andrew JAMES (Senior Lecturer). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : You will be assessed through two assignments. These will be done at home and will count for 50% each in the ﬁnal mark. After session 6, a choice of transversal questions will be sent to you by e-mail and you will have 48 hours to reply (1,200 words maximum). The same procedure will apply after session 12. Workload : You will be expected to read the “required reading” listed for each session. Your understanding of the subject matter of the course will also beneﬁt from reading the lat-
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (THE)
Semester : Autumn Number o