|Module / ECTS / Path / Specialisation||Module :European Affairs : 9 ECTS.|
|Open for visitors||yes (3 ECTS)|
|Working language :||English|
|Volume of contact hours :||24 h|
|Workload to be expected by the student :||72 h|
Track : Attendance
|LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.|
|Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.|
|Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.|
|LEARNING GOAL 2 : Students will develop advanced-level managerial skills.|
|Students will work collaboratively in a team.|
The economic globalization has led to an emergence of an increasingly complex and sophisticated framework of trade-related rights and duties. The ambition of the course is to address from a dynamic perspective a range of complex issues around which international and European economic and trade relations revolve and to acquaint students with the institutional framework and rules which regulate and shape these relations. This course is designed for students who plan to work for enterprises, government agencies, business lobbies, the European Union institutions and international organizations, and who need a comprehensive and practice-oriented understanding of economic and business aspects of international economic law and European Union law. Graduates will get acquainted with appropriate terminology, acquire basic tools for legal reasoning, writing and research, and develop the ability for analysis. By the end of the course students are expected to develop a critical insight into the achievements and challenges of the existing system.
- Outline Bretton Woods institutions, their role and functioning
- Present a diversity of players in the multilateral trade environment and rules shaping their relations
- Discover basic tools and guidance for legal reasoning, writing and research
- Compare various regulatory approaches that may give rise to trade disputes
- Assess their implications on international relations
This course will begin by providing a general overview of the international economic order governed by the three major economic pillars: the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Special attention will be given to the world trade law. Students will be introduced to the WTO dispute settlement system, leading cases from the WTO jurisprudence and recent controversies in international trade. In order to provide a clearer picture of the complexity of international trade relations, that affect both private and public actors, this course will discuss environmental, health and safety standards. By presenting specificities of the European Union regulatory approach in areas such as chemicals (REACH Regulation), biotechnology, new materials, food and environmental protection and comparing it to the regulatory approach in the United States, this course will demonstrate how diverging perceptions of risks and different regulatory traditions determined by specific historical, social and economic contexts may affect international trade. This part will be completed by a presentation of major issues on the negotiation agenda of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Furthermore, students will gain a critical understanding of the global ethical and human rights concerns, implications of global economic governance on developing nations and corporate responsibilities of international business. Finally, this course will present main trade policy instruments used by governments to protect their domestic industries and outline essential aspects of competition law.
• WTO “Understanding the WTO”
• Vilmer, Chung “Éthique des relations internationales” PUF, 2013
• Bethlehem. (et al.) “The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law” Oxford UP, 2009
• Van Den Bossche. “The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization: Text, Cases and Materials” 2nd edition, Cambridge UP, 2008
• Kiss, Shelton, Ishibashi. “Economic Globalization and Compliance with International Environmental Agreements” Kluwer, 2003
• Peet. “Unholy Trinity: The IMF, World Bank and WTO” Zed Books, 2003
• Borchardt. “The ABC of European Union Law” Luxembourg 2010
• Barnard. “The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms” 4th ed., Oxford UP, 2013
• Chalmers, Davies, Monti. “European Union Law” 2nd ed., Cambridge UP, 2010
• Jones, Sufrin. “EU Competition Law” 4th ed., OUP, Oxford, 2010
• The official EU website for cases, legislation, press releases
• The official website of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
• The official website of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
• The official website of the World Bank Group
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