Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Course validation : Students will be evaluated on one review essay and presentation in class (40%), participation (10%) and one ﬁnal paper (50%). Workload : Students are required to complete weekly required reading assignments prior to class and discussed them in class. Each student has to write a 1000-word review essay from the required reading list of one session. This summary is presented during the course. Each student has to write a 4000 word ﬁnal paper. Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. Course Description : Large metropolises in Africa are often considered as chaotic cities reduced to mere shanty towns at the periphery of the world economy. They have also been portrayed as privilege sites of contestation of authoritarian regimes or conversely as spaces in which inhabitants have learnt to deal without the state to get access to basic services in various ‘informal' ways. This course will address these central issues on the respective parts of external and African dynamics in making the cities of the continent. It will look at key issues and concepts used among academics and professionals to understand the ways cities in Africa are governed throughout the continent. It will interrogate what is supposed to be the major features of urban Africa (colonial and apartheid legacies, weaknesses of local government structures, widespread poverty, prevalence of informality and violence). Required reading : David Anderson and David Rathbone (eds.), Africa's Urban Past, Oxford, Jame Currey, 2000 ; Simon Bekker and Laurent Fourchard (eds.) Governing Africa's Cities : Politics and Policies, Pretoria, HRSC Press, 2013 ; Garth Myers, African Cities. Alternative visions of Urban Theory and Practice, Zed Books. London. New York. 2011 ; Jennifer Robinson, Ordinary Cities. Between Modernity and Development, London, Routledge, 2006 ; Abdou Maliq Simone, For the City Yet to Come. Changing African Life in Four Cities, Durham and London, Duke University Press, 2004.
Teachers : Natacha AVELINE (Directeur de Recherche), Adele ESPOSITO (Chargée de recherche), Christophe JAFFRELOT (Research Director, CERI - Sciences Po). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : One book review, about 1000 words in length, of a book that highlights the ideational norms and/or political experiences across two of the countries under review. Once you have decided on the book, send us an email. The book review topic needs to be approved by us. One ﬁnal paper, about 15 pages long (excluding tables and the bibliography), double-spaced, 12 ft, on a topic approved by the instructors. Grading : 65 % term paper, 15 % participation, 20 % book review. Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. Course Description : The course examines the trajectories of urbanisation in East Asia and South Asia. The impact of western patterns of urbanisation during the 19th and 20th centuries (in a colonial framework or not) which have been grafted on the existing urban traditions. The contemporary urban dynamics in demographic and social terms which result in growing migration ﬂows and in processes of ghettoization or self-segregation as well as diasporic connexions in the globalization era. The various forms of urban governance regarding local democracy and the public policies implemented by the bureaucracy. Environmental issues and measures of urban sustainability in key domains like energy and water. Required reading : Sujata Patel and Kushal Deb (eds), Urban studies, New Delhi, Oxford University PreAveline-Dubach N., Jou SC and M. Hsiao (eds. 2014) Globalization and new intra-urban dynamics in Asian cities, Taipei : Taiwan University Press ss, 2009 ; WU, F. Commodiﬁcation and housing market cycles in Chinese cities, International Journal of HouCheema, G. Shabbir (ed.) (2014) Democratic Local Governance : Reforms & Innovations in Asia, Tokyo : United Nations University Press.sing Policy ; Lin, G.China's landed urbanization : neoliberalizing politics land commodiﬁcation, Gipouloux, F. (ed.) (2011) Gateways to Globalisat