École d’affaires publiques, Master Affaires européennes
Teachers : Ettore RECCHI (Professeur des universités, Sciences Po). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : The ﬁnal grade shall be determined by a class participation grade (50%) and a ﬁnal take-home essay (50%). The class participation grade shall include the teacher's evaluation of the quantity and quality of participation in class discussions as well as two oral presentations. Workload : Students are required to do the weekly readings and discuss them in class. Moreover, additional readings shall be presented by students themselves. Each student is expected to do two presentations. Pedagogical method : Classes shall be introduced by a short lecture of the teacher and complemented by students' presentations. These will be discussed alongside compulsory readings. Course Description : European integration has paved the way to a borderless space of population movements in which the traditional power of nation states to control individuals' choices of travel and settlement has been largely curbed. The EU free movement regime is a unique arrangement worldwide entailing the legal equalization of migrants' rights under the aegis of a common supranational citizenship. This master-level seminar explores the historical underpinnings, the theoretical foundations and the empirical consequences of such a regime. In particular, it focuses on the experience and impact of intra-EU migration in different realms : social and economic integration, political participation, identiﬁcation and EU support. Ultimately, it discusses the future prospects of free movement both within and outside the European Union. Required reading : Readings are tailor-made to the weekly class topics (see syllabus).
Course validation : Weekly participation 20% ; presentation 40% ; end of term paper 40%. Workload : Students are expected to be physically and intellectually present at each seminar. The use of computers and other wiﬁ-ed electronic equipment is not encouraged since student concentration suffers. 20% of the ﬁnal grade is linked to participation in seminar discussions. We provide below compulsory readings for each session. Students will be asked to discuss these readings. Participation is assessed in quality (rather than on quantity), so coming prepared to each session will help you engage with the case study and the material discussed in class. Pedagogical method : Each session will start with a case study, which is an analysis of a particular phenomenon or a particular set of events/ documents/political developments. It is not a theoretical and general presentation on the topic for the class but indeed a case, or point of entry, into the issues, theories, approaches that will be then discussed. The bibliography for the case study can include — but should not be limited to — the required readings for the session. Case presentations should last a maximum of 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Course Description : This course reﬂects on recent crucial changes that have affected politics in recent years and the ways in which Western European publics relate to all things political. Through an analysis of changing modes of political participation between apathy and engaged consumerism, of the role of political ideologies in a shifting political landscape where messages travel between Left and Right, the rise of new global issues such as climate change, and the use of political technologies that change the relationship between politics and citizens, we attempt to analyse the changing face of politics in what has frequently been described as an antipolitical age. The course objectives are as follows, to : understand and analyse how the image, idea, and content of the political has changed in recent decades, ranging from individual political behaviour to the level of political ideology ; construct a series of cases which help to deepen the analysis and provide the basis for class work and individual assignments ; provide students with core concepts for a