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No presentations from students will be requested. Course Description : Climate change has now grown from a scientiﬁc concern to one of the most pressing issues of our time. This seminar aims to look at the topic from a political viewpoint, and analyze the different mechanisms of cooperation in the ﬁght against climate change. The ﬁrst part provides an appraisal of climate change as a political issue : it examines how environmental issues, and climate change in particular, became a topic on the international agenda. The second part addresses the intertwining relationship that exists between international relations and climate change : how does diplomacy inﬂuence climate talks, and how does global warming impact upon the relations between states ? Finally, in the third part of the seminar, students will be asked to put themselves in the shoes of UN delegates in a role-playing game simulating discussions on the future of the Kyoto Protocol. The simulation will seek to apply the knowledge and insights gained from the seminar into the design of a new, international cooperation mechanism. The seminars provides an introduction of the politics of climate change, and tries to decipher the political mechanisms involved in the ﬁght against global warming. The seminar should be of interest for all students interested in international relations and environmental policies, and environmental diplomacy in particular. No prerequisite nor prior knowledge of the topic is needed. Required reading : Giddens, A. (2009) The Politics of Climate Change. London : Polity Press.
subject of international trade and globalization. In a 4 page (max) document use the theoretical mechanisms analyzed in the course to illustrate and criticize the article (or the theory) and go deeper in the issue at stake. 50% ﬁnal exam : short questions, exercise, short essay (1/3 each approximately). Pedagogical Method : These are lectures where I expect questions and interactions from the students. Course Description : The objective of the course is to offer students an introduction to the theory and empirics of international trade and globalization. The course will cover both theoretical and empirical contributions and will often refer to current issues of globalization. Among the treated questions are : What are the similarities and differences between the current globalization wave and the one that took place in the late 19th century ? Why do countries trade ? Does comparative advantage or economies of scale explain the structure of trade ? Does globalization deepen wage inequality and what are the mechanisms ? How to explain offshoring and the location of multinational ﬁrms in the world ? What are the characteristics of successful exporters ? What are the consequences of protectionism and trade policies ? Required reading : Main reference : - Textbook : International Economics : Theory and Policy, 9/e by Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld and Marc Melitz.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND GLOBALISATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 40 Language of tuition : English
INTERNATIONALE BEZIEHUNGEN NACH 1945
Semester : Sommersemester Zahl der Stunden : 44 Unterrichtssprache : Deutsch
Teachers : Pierre COTTERLAZ-CARRAZ (Teaching assistant), Thierry MAYER (Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po). Prerequisite : This course requires the knowledge of introductory microeconomics and to a lesser extent of introductory macroeconomics. Some basic mathematical tools will be used. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : 50% homework ; ﬁnd an article (The Economist, FT) which deals with a
Lehrkräfte : Reiner MARCOWITZ (Universitätsprofessor). Unterrichtsmodalitäten : Vorlesung und Grunkurs Dozent : Ansbert BAUMANN (Chargé de cours Université de Tubingen), Amerigo CARUSO (Dr. des. / Lehrbeauftragter und Postdoc), Wolfgang FREUND (Dozent), Eva ZIMMERMANN (Doktorandin in Cotutelle ; Geschichte (FU Berlin) / Etudes Germaniques, Civilisation allemande (UL