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BSPO 1830A - The Changing Practices of Contemporary Diplomacy

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

The objective of this course is to show the students how diplomacy, as a specific social ac)vity, is working in 2017. The course will consider diplomacy as an activity still conducted by States in an international system where they are co-actors with others (non-State actors, subnational governments, supranational institutions). The course will be divided into three parts Part 1 (lectures 1 to 4) will present the main actors of contemporary diplomacy. Part 2 (lectures to 5 to 8) will concentrate on the art of diplomatic negotiations, both bilateral and multilateral. Part 3 (lectures 9 to 12) will consider the management of diplomacy in specific issue areas.

Teachers

LEQUESNE, Christian (Reserchear director CERI, Sciences Po)

Course validation

The course will be assessed on the basis of three elements : presentation in class (30%), general participation (20%) and a final research paper (50%)

Required reading

C.M. Constantinou, P. Kerr, P. Sharp (eds), The Sage Handbook of Diplomacy, London, Sage, 2016.

Additional required reading

  • G.R. Berridge, Diplomacy. Theory and Practice, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • C. Lequesne, Ethnographie du Quai d'Orsay. Les pratiques des diplomates français, Paris, CNRS Editions, 2017 (for the students who read in French)
  • G. Allan Pigman, Contemporary Diplomacy, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2010.