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Course validation : One reaction paper and one presentation / moot exercise during the semester + one ﬁnal paper. Workload : 20 to 40 pages readings for each session. Pedagogical Method : Discussion seminar Course Description : The course Histories of International Law and Globalisation explores the role of law and legal ideas in the making of a globalised world, underlining how they contribute for uneven distributions of power and resources. Deliberately adopting a non-chronological approach, it will explore a number of historical examples relating international law with imperialism, development and the functioning of global economy. Such instances will show that international law and histories of international law have favoured certain projects of power and resource distribution to the exclusion of others. From that perspective, international law appears as a crucial constitutive element of the global society, around which actors deﬁne their interests and identities, and through which they advance their claims. This kind of approach offers an enriched outlook of global processes and allows students to both understand current institutions and contemplate legal and political alternatives to it. Students will be challenged to adopt a critical perspective on globalisation, combining a range of analytical tools coming from law and other disciplines. By the end of the course, they will be able to recognise and comprehend interactions between law and other political, economic, social and cultural developments, obtaining an enriched understanding of global phenomena. Required reading : Kennedy, David. “Law and the Political Economy of the World”. Leiden Journal of International Law 26 (2013) : 7–48.
ting out a guide to the landscape of history writing, and examining its evolution in constructing national identity. American history writing begins in Europe, and moves west with immigration and settlement. History as a tool of republic-building grew over the 19th century, but in a top-down version that told romanticized stories of political leaders and their great deeds. Toward the end of the 20th century, American history exploded into a fragmentation of social, cultural, and economic histories, only to then ﬁnd itself ﬂoating in a new trend of transatlantic and transnational histories, which re-inserted America in a wider world. History also is constructed through ﬁlm, television and media other than text, and we will be taking a closer look at how our ideas about historical events have been shaped through ﬁlm. Required reading : "Margaret MacMillan, The Uses and Abuses of History, Surrey : Proﬁle Books, 2010 (paperback UK edition, 170 pp).
HISTORY - 19TH CENTURY
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Jeremy JENNINGS (Professor of Political Theory and Head of the School of Politics and Economics at King's College London.). Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Corinne DORIA (Post Doctorante). Course validation : Mid-term Examination - 50 % (of course mark) Final Examination - 50 % (of course mark) Course Description : The aim of this lecture course is to provide a broad overview of the major political and intellectual developments that structured and transformed Europe in the period often referred to as the long nineteenth century (17891914). This is the period that begins with the intellectual transformation of the Enlightenment and the political transformation of the French Revolution of 1789. What came out of this was a period of intellectual and political ferment that saw the rise of revolutionary movements and the birth of nationalism as a major political force. This period also witnessed the massive social and 305
HISTORIOGRAPHY AND FILM
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Ellen HAMPTON (Enseignante). Pedagogical Format : Elective Course Description : This class will examine the twists and t