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DAFF 2150A - Shaping Globalization

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course discusses on the multiple experiences of international trade. Beyond overlying debates on free trade vs. protectionism, it lays the ground for a more sociological and political prospective on international trade. Thus it covers a wide range of various institutions, actors and places involved in the process of trading, ranging from international organizations (WTO, World Bank, IMF) and agreements to multinational corporations, national administrations, unions, international fairs and events, transnational migrants, piracy, etc.


LECLER, Romain L. (Professeur agrégé)

Course validation

I. Oral grade (50%): answering questions about the session reading (15%), one presentation on a specific topic (25%) and taking part to the class discussion (10%). II. Book review (3 pages long) (15%). III. Final paper on a topic chosen by the students (7 pages long) (35%).


2 hours per week.

Required reading

  • Tamara Kay (2011), NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalism, Cambridge University Press.
  • Nitsan Chorev (2007) Remaking U.S. Trade Policy: From Protectionism to Globalization, Cornell University Press.
  • Kimberly Kay Hoang (2015) Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work, University of California Press
  • Melissa Aronczyk (2013), Branding the Nation: The Global Business of National Identity, Oxford University Press
  • John M. Talbot (2004), Grounds for Agreement: The Political Economy of the Coffee Commodity Chain, Rowman & Littlefield