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OBME 2110 - Advanced Research Workshop in International Governance

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Basic knowledge of social sciences methods. (e.g. Introduction to social sciences, methodology, or research paper at the undergraduate level).

Course Description

The seminar is intended to be a teaching for students preparing to write a thesis at PSIA, or planning to apply for a PhD program later on. It provides some fundamental readings in political science to map the fields of international relations, international political economy, international governance and global public policyaudrey. It also helps students to identify the key approaches and controversies in these different fields, including rational choice, organizational theory, neo-institutionalism, constructivism and interpretivism. The course supports students in developing their own research questions and research design by presenting their results and developing their interpretations in reference with the academic literature.


BALME, Richard (Professeur des universités à Sciences Po)

Pedagogical format

Mostly class discussion.

Course validation

Students are expected: to make a short presentation of their own research in class (30%) ; to serve as discussant of readings in one of the class sessions (30%) ; to turn in a brief literature review in their area of research at the end of the class (40%).


Reasonable. Readings and discussions in students' area of research.

Required reading

Peter Burnham, Karin Gilland, Wyn Grant, Research Methods in Politics, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008

Additional required reading

  • Lewis(Jane), Ritchie (Jane), Qualitative Research Practice. London, Sage, 2003
  • De Vaus (Daniel), Research Design in Social Research. London, Sage, 2001
  • Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal The Oxford Handbook of International Relations. Oxford University Press, 2009
  • Michael Moran, Martin rein, Robert. Goodin, The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy. Oxford University Press, 2009
  • David Marsh, Gerry Stoker, Theory and Methods in Political Science. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010