Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF JUSTICE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Semester : Autumn and Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Ronan SHARKEY (Maître de conférences des Universités). Prerequisite : N/A. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : 1/ Brief synthesis of previous lecture (by group) ; 2/ Term paper I (to be handed in at mid-semester) ; 3/ Term paper II (to be handed in at the last lecture). Course Description : This course examines the most important recent attempts to deﬁne the character of a just society in the context of the conditions speciﬁc to late-modern liberal capitalism : individual freedom, the global market and what John Rawls calls “the fact of pluralism”. Social justice is traditionally understood as a form of equality, or at least as inseparable from the drive to reduce inequalities. The preoccupation with greater equality nevertheless exists in tension with two norms that have at least a reasonable claim to embody liberal values : individual responsibility for one's choices (an issue particularly associated with the writings of Ronald Dworkin) ; and personal autonomy understood as the question of what cultural and social conditions enable individuals to make choices which are meaningful to them (a theme developed in particular in the political philosophy of Joseph Raz). The course will examine the ways in which liberal-egalitarian political philosophy can accommodate the challenges from these two directions. Required reading : DWORKIN, Ronald, Sovereign Virtue, Harvard, 2000 ; RAWLS, John, A Theory of Justice, Harvard, 1971 ; RAZ, Joseph, The Morality of Freedom, Oxford, 1986 ; SEN, Amartya, The Idea of Justice, Allen Lane, 2009. 350
Teachers : Jacques LE CACHEUX (Professeur des Universités). Prerequisite : Des connaissances de base en analyse économique (niveau 1re année de Collège). Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Vincent ALHENC-GELAS (Administrateur), Frédéric COSTE (Doctorant en Science Politique), Caroline LE MOIGN (économiste à l'Autorité des Marchés Financiers), Arthur SODE (Chargé de mission sur les questions macroéconomiques). Course validation : Evaluation for this course is based on a ﬁnal, 2000-word essay. The essay should be scholarly written, with sound economic reasoning, relevant empirical material, and appropriate bibliographical references. The theme of the essay will be chosen by the student, in agreement with the professor, either from a list of topics circulated at the beginning of the semester, or proposed by the student. Course Description : The course analyses the functioning of EU economic integration, with special focus the Euro zone. It emphasizes the ways in which the European Single Market for goods, services and capital impinges on the ability of national governments and European institutions to conduct economic policies. The implications of monetary union for the functioning of member states' economies and domestic policies are analyzed with the help of macroeconomic tools. The various aspects of economic governance of the European monetary union are studied within the framework of modern political economy. And structural aspects of the European integration (external economic relations and the role of the EU in globalization, banking and ﬁnancial regulation, the economic implications of population aging, the transition to a low-carbon economic growth path) will also be dealt with by mobilizing the most recent analyses.