Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Teachers : Cristian SANTIBANEZ (Consultant, Santibanez Consulting). Pedagogical Format : Workshop Course validation : Students will be evaluated based on two presentations – one in small groups of 2-3 people and one individually. They will have to imagine solutions, collect data, identify underlying hypotheses to test, and pitch. Real-life entrepreneurs will be invited to tell their story and help students better understand how to seize the urban opportunity. Course Description : The workshop is an introduction to the world of start-ups. It will encourage students to use their theoretical background and confront it to a different vocabulary. At the end of the workshop, students will be familiar with the common concepts and techniques used by startups working in the urban space. They will also have a better understanding of what the current urban market looks like. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
in the Middle East, Cornell University Press, 1997 ; Ingo Forstenlechner and Emilie Rutledge, “Unemployment in the Gulf. Time to Update the Social Contract”, Middle East Policy, 17 (2), 2010 ; Michael Herb, “No Representation without Taxation ? Rents, Development and Democracy” Comparative Politics 37 (3) April 2005 ; Steffen Hertog, The private sector and reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Research papers, 30. LSE Kuwait Programme, London, 2013 ; Sulyaman Khalaf and James Onley, “Shaikhly Authority in the Pre-Oil Gulf : An Historical-Anthropological Study”, History and Anthropology, 17 (3), September 2006.
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
STATES AND SOCIETIES IN THE GULF MONARCHIES
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Laurence LOUER (Chargée de recherche CERI, Sciences Po). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : An oral presentation and an essay. Course Description : The course aims at analyzing the development of state/society relations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the birth of the modern states in the course of the eighteenth century to the twenty-ﬁrst century. It will provide a systematic comparative perspective on each of the states, dealing with the processes of state formation, the impact of the oil industry, the organization of domestic politics, the socio-economic reforms and the modalities of inclusion in the regional environment. Required reading : Kiren Aziz Chaudhry, The Price of Wealth. Economies and Institutions 1746
Teachers : Cyril BENOIT (Attaché temporaire d'enseignement et de recherche), François BRIATTE (PhD Candidate - University of Grenoble), Louis DE CHARSONVILLE (Economiste), Antonin DE LAEVER (Enseignant), Sarah DESCHENES (Doctorante), Yajna GOVIND (Doctorante), Alexandra JAROTSCHKIN (Doctorante), Antoine MARSAUDON (PhD candidate), Cem OZGUZEL (Attaché temporaire d'enseignement et de recherche). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Students are expected to be regular and active participants in the course, and to complete required readings and exercises prior to class meetings. Course sessions start with a theoretical and practical introduction, after which students will train themselves to perform routine quantitative operations using Stata. The course sessions use a wide range of examples and exercises based on real data, and the course will regularly explore a selection of teaching dataset to familiarize students with survey data analysis. Students will be assessed on the basis of two draft papers and one ﬁnal paper, for which they should provide replication material. The assignments and paper will all revolve around a single dataset and research question that students will gradually outline and apply throughout the semester. Expectations about coursework will be outlined at the ﬁrst