Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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Thomas Bernauer: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Thomas Bernauer
FieldInternationale Beziehungen
Address
CIS
ETH Zürich, IFW C 45.1
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 67 71
E-mailthbe0520@ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
857-0004-00LPolitical Economy Restricted registration - show details
Class open to MACIS students only.
8 credits1U + 2ST. Bernauer, V. Koubi
AbstractThis seminar focuses on the interplay of political and economic forces in shaping policy outcomes at local to global levels. It concentrates on the application of economic logic to political questions and the influence of political processes and institutions on economic activity.
ObjectiveThis seminar focuses on the interplay of political and economic forces in shaping policy outcomes at local to global levels. It concentrates on the application of economic logic to political questions and the influence of political processes and institutions on economic activity.
ContentThis seminar emphasizes the interplay of political and economic forces in shaping policy outcomes at local to global levels. This course focuses on the application of economic logic to political questions and the influence of political processes and institutions on economic activity. Consequently, it will draw on a broad range of theoretical perspectives from comparative and international politics, positive political theory, public choice, and economics. We first review basic theoretical models from political science and economics and then use them to investigate a number of specific areas of interest. We examine the effects of special interests on government regulation of economic activity, the determinants of the size of government, economic growth and sustainable development, the politics of international trade and investment, and monetary and fiscal policy. We seek to make students familiar not only with the theoretical and methodological approaches used in this area of study, but also with important research issues in comparative and international political economy.
Lecture notessee http://www.cis.ethz.ch/education/macis/courses
Prerequisites / NoticeCore course in the MACIS program. Restricted to students of MACIS. 8 ECTS credit points upon successful completion. The overall grade will be based on a review essay, a presentation in class, and an end-of-semester written test.
860-0005-01LColloquium Science, Technology, and Policy (FS) Restricted registration - show details
Only for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.
1 credit2KT. Bernauer, R. S. Abhari
AbstractPresentations by invited guest speakers from academia and practice/policy. Students are assigned to play a leading role in the discussion and write a report on the respective event.
ObjectivePresentations by invited guest speakers from academia and practice/policy. Students are assigned to play a leading role in the discussion and write a report on the respective event.
860-0012-00LCooperation and Conflict Over International Water Resources
Note: Replacement of 701-0462-01L "The Science and Politics of International Water Management".
Students who already attended 701-0462-01L, kann not be credited again for this course.
3 credits2SB. Wehrli, T. Bernauer, J. Mertens
AbstractThis course focuses on the technical, economic, and political challenges of dealing with water allocation and pollution problems in large international river basins. It examines ways and means through which such challenges are addressed, and when and why international efforts in this respect succeed or fail.

This is a research seminar at the Master level. PhD students are also welcome.
ObjectiveThe students get an overview of (1) causes and consequences of water scarcity and water pollution problems in large international river basins; (2) they learn concepts to assess and mitigate such water challenges, and (3) they analyze when and why international efforts in this respect succeed or fail.
ContentBased on lectures and discussion of scientific papers students acquire basic knowledge on contentious issues in managing international water resources, on the determinants of cooperation and conflict over international water issues, and on ways and means of mitigating conflict and promoting cooperation. Students will then, in teams of two and coached by Profs. Bernauer and Wehrli, do research on a case of their choice (i.e. an international river basin where riparian countries are trying to find solutions to water allocation and/or water quality problems). They will write a brief paper and present their findings during a final meeting at the end of the semester.
The first 4 and the last 2 dates are reserved for lectures and seminars. The students work on their case study from 22.03. to 17.05.
Lecture notesslides and papers will be distributed electronically
LiteratureThe UN World Water Development Report 2015 provides a broad overview of the topic
http://www.unwater.org/publications/publications-detail/en/c/281166/
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is open to Master and PhD students from any area of ETH.