Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Please do not forget to take the on line course of Sociology on the Sciences Po PSS platform (with Prof. Pierre François). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Grades are between 0 and 20. They will be determined by four main components : The quality of a student's participation in class : 10%. A press kit : 30%. A 20-minute oral examination : 60%. Papers on European cities or on middle-sized cities will not be accepted. Workload : Students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss the assigned readings. Obviously, lectures will be not (only) on the papers to read, but you are expected to complete the assigned readings before each class session, to participate actively in the class. The readings are a mix of case studies and theoretical materials. Pedagogical method : Students should read all the assigned readings and come to class with comments and criticisms on the readings, consistently take an active part in class discussions, and respect dead lines. Further, note that the course is designed to prepare students to be a professional. As in professional life, timely submissions are expected. A press kit has to be sent by e-mail by Monday, October 3rd The individual oral examination will be at the end of the course (no question in advance ; the exam will test appropriate knowledge of theories and authors). Course Description : The course exposes students to the main approaches in Public Policy Analysis and in Urban Policy Analysis. It has mostly a theoretical orientation, trying to show how different research programmes make different questions and produce dissimilar kind of explication. We will work on analytical as well as descriptive material, hoping that the former would furnish the student with tools for dealing with the latter. We will dig also into tensions and methodological problems of the implementation of project and interventions in critical metropolitan contexts. The main focus will be on conﬂicts that seem avoiding negotiation. We will discuss researches concerning the way in which actors deal with an angry public, toward the resolution of intractable policy controversies. Required reading : Massey D., Climbing Mount Laurel : The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb, Princeton University Press (2013) to be read by class 1 ; 2220
Massey D., Climbing Mount Laurel : The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb, Princeton University Press (2013) to be read by class 1 ; Kraus N., Majoritarian cities : policy making and inequality in urban politics, University of Michigan Press (2013). To be read 6 ; Simone A., Jakarta, Drawing the City Near, Univ Of Minnesota Press (2014). To be read by class 9.
DOING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ON URBAN POLICIES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Clément BOISSEUIL (PhD Candidate, CEE - Sciences Po), Catherine CAVALIN (Sociology of Health Researcher), Bruno COUSIN (Assistant Professor FNSP in sociology). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Workshop Course validation : Individual evaluation (50% of ﬁnal grade) : class attendance 10% ; two observation memos 20% ; transcripts of two interviews (20%). Collective evaluation (50% of ﬁnal grade) : critical review of papers by groups of 2/3 students 15% ; ﬁnal paper around 40,000 signs 35%. Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. Course Description : The course provides an introduction to qualitative research methods in urban research. It aims at developing research skills for students interested in urban sociology and urban policy analysis. This methodological teaching provides the tools for understanding and conducting in-depth research on a variety of issues ranging from the daily interactions in the metropolis to the multi-level governance of cities. The course will offer an insight on how to construct a research question from the observation of events and situations and how to build an appropriate research design to answer this que