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The aim of the Executive Master in Governance & Development Policy is the acquisition of an overview of development issues by taking an interdisciplinary approach enhanced by a comparative analysis of the various development models. The executive master course includes 10 thematic and geographical modules and is organised into two parts, one for each of the two semesters of the academic year. The first semester is made up of five thematic modules entitled:“Economics of Development”, “Political governance”, “Primary Ressources & Development”, “Environment and Development”, and “Population Growth, Disparities & Migration”. Each module ends with a specific seminar. The second semester is dedicated to case studies according to geographical zones such as “Russia & Central Asia: beyond transition”, “Middle East & North Africa”, “South & East Asia”, “Latin America: making up for lost time” and “Sub-Saharan Africa: from basket case to Development”. Each module ends with a specific seminar.


Executive Master in Development Policy Curriculum


Module 1  Economics of Development

1. Economic Globalization & Regionalization

2. Global economic Institutional Environment

3. International Trading System

4. International Financial System

5. Economic Development in Global World

6. Bilateral & Multilateral Aid

7. EU and the South

8. The Impact of Quantitative Easing on the Global Economy


     Seminar 1  Questioning the models of International Aid


Module 2  Political Governance

1. Theory & Practice of Political Development

2. Political & Financial Governance

3. State, Democracy building & Electoral Management

4. Conflict Management and Peace building

5. Development, Poverty, Inequality & Insecurity

6. Autopsy of a failed State


     Seminar 2  Democracy Building & Good Governance


Module 3  Primary resources & Development

1. Geopolitics of Energy

2. The Future of Fossil Energy 

3. Renewable Energy

4. Mineral Resources

5. Food Resources

6. Water Resources


     Seminar 3  The Land Grabbing & Land Concentration


Module 4  Environment & Development

1. Climate Change & Development

2. Global Warming & its impact to Development

3. Climate Change, Water Problem & Food shortage

4. Environment & global healt

5. Environment & Sustainable Development


     Seminar 4  Sustainable Development


Module 5  Population Growth, disparities & Migration

1. Population, Poverty & Growth

2. Poverty & Income disparities in the South

3. Poverty, Inequality & Migration

4. Globalization & Migration

5. International & Regional Migration


     Seminar 5  Development Strategies in Comparative perspective


Module 6  Russia & Central Asia: beyond transition

1. Russia & Economic transition

2. Russia, petrostate & the global Crisis

3. Central Asia Issues

4. New Central Asia


     Seminar 6 Central Asia: Ressources, Environment & Development


Module 7  Middle East & North Africa

1. Political Economy of Middle East Development

2. Middle East Oil prior to the formation of OPEC

3. Oil & Economic Development, Political economy approach

4. Islam & Economic Development, Sociopolitical approach


     Seminar 7 Arab Uprisings, Islam, Terrorism & Development


Module 8  South and East Asia

1. Asia, the new Epicentre of the Global Change

2. South East & East Asia, the lesson of economic growth 

3. China economic success & world economic power

4. India & South Asia, will India Overtake China?

5. Conference : asian ambassadorial debate


     Seminar 8 Economic Cooperation & Development in Asia


Module 9  Latin America: making up for lost time

1. Latin America's new Development Strategies

2. Economic Nationalism in Latin America

3. Economic Regionalism in Latin America

4. Political Economy & Brazilian Development

5. Conference : LAC ambassadorial debate


     Seminar 9 Latin America & Caribbean Environment & Development


Module 10 Sub-Saharan Africa : from basket case to Development

1. The following of Sub-Saharan African Economies

2. China's historical turn to the African continent

3. Democracy & Political accountability

4. Democracy & Financial accountability

5. Conference : African Ambassadorial Debate


     Seminar 10 African Development Challenges & Growth Opportunities