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KINT 3045 - Trade and Politics : backlash against globalization

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

Through an analysis of the general principles of Obama's foreign policy, this course will show how Obama has charted a realist course in his foreign policy. Barack Obama is by and large inspired by a realist vision of the global order. Bereft of any grand strategy, his ambition is to preserve America's great power status and make it acceptable to the rest of the world. He no longer wants his country to serve as the world's policeman; however, he has no intention of letting another country displace the United States. This course will explore the ways in which Obama's approach to foreign policy is guided by these opposing approaches. Zaki Laidi analyses the general principles of Obama's foreign policy and confronts those concrete situations to which the policy applies.

Teachers

LAIDI, Zaki (Directeur de recherche au CEE, Sciences Po)

Course validation

Students are graded through a 3000 words final paper (100% of the final grade). The content of the final paper will have to be agreed with Pr. Laidi.

Required reading

Le monde selon Obama, Flammarion, Champs/Actuel, 2012, 409 pages

Additional required reading

  • Compulsory reading :
  • Limited Achievements- Obama's Foreign Policy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 256 pages
  • French speaking students can also read: Le monde selon Obama, Flammarion, Champs/Actuel, 2012, 409 pages
  • Price reductions are possible through a group order (please contact Hélène Delsupexhe, Pr. Laidi's research assistant: conferences.laidi@sciences-po.fr )