Espace mondial, a French vision of Global studies

开始时间: 04/22/2022 持续时间: Unknown

所在平台: CourseraArchive

课程类别: 人文

大学或机构: Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

授课老师: Marie-Françoise Durand



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Espace mondial is offered at Sciences Po to its second year undergraduate students and provides them with an intellectual framework for understanding major international issues (power, actors, identity, conflict, cooperation, transnational flows). Bertrand Badie’s trans-disciplinary approach – which weaves together history, geography, sociology, economics, political science, and anthropology – provides students with training in the fundamentals of social sciences and introduces them to the complexity of fast-evolving global phenomena.  The cartography of networks and territories at different scales occupies a central place in this course.  In a world where individual actors are of increasing importance, this course is useful as much to students as to curious citizens. 

In English with French subtitles, this MOOC will consist of 35 short videos, (at about 12 minutes each) and will be accompanied by a discussion forum, exercises, and a wide diversity of educational documents (maps and diagrams, definitions, chronologies, biographies, reference texts).


Week 1: 1/ Introduction (Espace mondial, What Does It Mean? A French Approach? Major Turning Points In Contemporary International Relations). 2/ Inequalities (The Diversity of Territories, A Plurality of Demographic Trends, Food Insecurity).

Week 2: 3/ Regionalism (Traditional Regionalism, Neoregionalism, Questioning Regionalism Today). 4/ World Actors (The Growing Capacity of Non State Actors, Multifunctional NGOs, World Actors: The New Triangular Game). 5/ Globalization (A Single Definition? Hegemony or Exclusion? Fragile Governance).

Week 3: 6/ Identities (Feuding Definitions, Politics Is Back, The Danger of Ethnicization) 7 / Religions (From Durkheim to Present Day, Christianism and Politics, Islam and Politics, Measuring the Real Political Capacity of Religion), and QUIZ n°1. 

Week 4: 8/ Nation State (Western Origin, A Concept Impossible to Export, A Variety of Conflicting Incarnations). 9/ Power (From Hobbes to Present Day, Weak Indicators, The Powerlessness Of Power) and QUIZ n°2.

Week 5: 10/ War And Peace (The European Origins of the Clausewitzian War, The Emergence of New International Conflicts, NIC As Dilemma in the Creation of International Agendas). 11/ International System (Understanding its Historical Diversity, Multilateralism at Stake, From Polarity to Apolarity). 12/ Conclusion and QUIZ n°3



To explain how globalization rebuilt public policy and social behavior, we study the different political, economic, and social actors - public or private, individual or collective - and the exchanges and interactions between them that are remaking international relations. This course is inspired by a French sociological and historical approach to international relations.