Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Teachers : Michel COLOMBIER (Directeur scientiﬁque, IDDRI), Frédéric SCHAFFERER (Chargé de mission, Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Active participation (20%) ; - Short oral introductions to the course (groups of 3) (20%) ; - Final paper (60%) max. 30K characters due at the end of semester. Workload : Some indicative readings given pre or post course, and one group presentation/semester + paper. Course Description : After years of difﬁcult negotiations, the Paris COP21 was supposed to pave the way towards a more sustainable mode of development. How can we understand the outcome of the Paris meeting ? What is really needed to mitigate Climate Change and live with its effects in the future ? Do we have the technologies to simultaneously respond to the needs of a growing world population and seriously reduce global emissions ? What policies are needed to conduct the energy transition ? What is the role of the different stakeholders (politicians, civil society, private sector) ? Who will be the winners, and the losers ? What can be the role, if any, of an international agreement in governing such a complex transition ? This module builds on the scientiﬁc diagnosis to present the challenges attached to the transition towards low carbon economies. Based on empirical data and experience, a discussion of the different policy instruments is proposed, along with an analysis of key stakeholder strategies. Speciﬁc attention will be given to the speciﬁcity of different contexts (developed, emerging and developing countries) and economic sectors in evaluating the efﬁciency and the effectiveness of alternative policy design in driving technological, economical and societal change. We will also explore the difﬁculty to build collective action at the global level, by revisiting the most signiﬁcant moments in the history of negotiation, and discuss possible avenues forward. Required reading : Economic Growth, Carrying Capacity, and the Environment, Kenneth Arrow, Bert Bolin, Roert Costanza, Partha Dasgupta, Carl Folke, C.S. Holling, Bengt-Owe Jansson, 1612
Simon Levin, Karl-Goran Maler, Charles Perrings, David Pimentel, Science IENC 520 Vol. 268, No. 5210, ISSN : 0036-8075 ; COP21 : Building an Unprecedented and Sustainable Agreement, Michel Colombier, Working Papers, n° 13, Iddri.
POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Wei-Ting CHAO (Teaching Assistant, Phd Student), Carlos LOPES (Development Economist). Prerequisite : Exposure to development theory, economic concepts and good grasp of statistics. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : The assessment of the course will be based on presentations by students and oral participation (50%) and case study group work (50%). Group work will consist of either detailed powerpoint presentations (with no less than 20 slides) or written papers (with approximately 25.000 words) accompanied by oral presentations - to be presented in last six sessions of the course. Workload : Participants expected to accompany each session with prior recommended reading and identify early on a subject for joint group work to be presented in last six sessions of the course. Pedagogical Method : 12 sessions of two hours each divided with one-hour presentation and onehour seminar format discussion. Course Description : There has been a ﬁxation on describing Africa's performance in extreme terms : either hope or despair, hopelessness or rising. The complex reality of 55 entities is somehow forgotten to accommodate simpliﬁed views on the fastest growing continent. Yes, if the whole of the continent's performance is considered, Africa's economic growth, calculated since the turn of the century compares favourably. That is hardly the prevailing narrative. Narratives are deeply ingrained in history and perception, two elements that have not treated the continent fairly. To judge the fortunes of o