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DAFF 2340A - Transparency and Accountability in Post-conflict Environments

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Notions of sociology and political sciences are required but most of the concepts will be explained or defined during the class.

Course Description

The course proposes a practitioner-oriented analysis of accountability and transparency's roles for the stability and resilience of post-conflict transitions and reconstructions. It will be designed in a way that students will be asked to contribute to the content of some of its sessions and will be associated in generating a possible model to conceptualize this phenomenon. Both practical experiences from the field and theoretic approaches will be used to structure the class. It is important to note that the material produced could be a very valuable source for future policy work.


DELESGUES, Laurent R. (Formateur)

Course validation

The students will be evaluated on a group presentation, on one short written test and on a fiche de lecture. It is a 24 hours course. In addition there are some background readings and the preparation of a group presentation, this should represent approximately an additional 24 to 30 hours.

Required reading

Order, Conflict, and Violence, Stathis Kalyvas, Cambridge, 2008

Additional required reading

  • Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human
  • History , Douglass.C. North, Cambridge, 2009
  • On war, Clausovitz
  • De la Démocratie en Amérique, Alexis de Tocqueville (or translation)
  • International Governance of war-torn territories, rule and reconstruction, Richard CaplanP, Oxford University Press
  • Democracy, Charles Tilly, Cambridge University Press
  • Trust and rule, Charles Tilly, Cambridge University Press
  • Sociologie des crises politiques, presse de sciences-po, Michel Dobry
  • Paths, Choices, Outcomes, and Uncertainty: Elements for a Critique of Transitological Reason in M. Dobry ed. Democratic and Capitalist Transitions in Eastern Europe: Lessons for the Social Sciences. Dordrecht: Kluwer. 2000
  • The other path: economic answer to terrorism, Hernando De Soto New York, Harper & Row, 1989
  • Wars, guns and votes, Paul Collier, Vintage, 2009
  • The Nuer, Evans-Pritchard, Princeton University press, 1940
  • Democratization and clientelism: Why are young democracies badly governed?, Keefer Philip, World bank working papers series #:3594
  • The dilemmas of Statebuilding, ed. Roland Paris et Timothy D. Sisk, Routledge, 2009
  • Bandits, Eric Hobsbawm, Abacus, 2000
  • The Fall of Public Man, Richard Sennett, Penguin books, 1974
  • Sociologie politique, Dominique Colas, PUF, 1994
  • The Open Society and Its Enemies, Routledge Classics, Karl Popper, 2011
  • Breaking the conflict trap: civil war and development policy, P. Collier Oxford University Press, USA, 2003)
  • The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity, how corruption control makes government ineffective, Frank Anechiarico & James B. Jacobs, The University of Chicago Press, 1996
  • Curtailing Corruption, people power for accountability and justice, Shaazka Beyerle, 2014, Lynne Rienner publishers
  • Peace and Corruption, The Institute for Economics and Peace, 2015