Campus de Paris
European society in ways that advanced the interest of the working classes. But what happened to European social democracy, often dismissed today as in crisis and decline ? How can we understand the crisis of the Left ? Indeed what is social democracy today, in relationship to what it was before ? The objectives of this course are : - To understand core aspects of social democracy's history, its relationship to other political forces Left and Right, and the key ideas that have informed it in the past ; - To understand the crisis of social democracy in the present and the reasons behind it ; - To familiarise students both with key original texts and central arguments from history and the social sciences about the nature of social democracy. Students are expected to prepare each class through the listed readings. Required reading : Eley, Geoff. Deﬁning the Left. Socialism, Democracy, and the People, in Forging Democracy. The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000 ; Berman, Sheri. The Primacy of Politics. Social Democracy and the Making of Europe's Twentieth Century, Cambridge University Press 2006 ; Moschonas, Gerassimos. “The Transformation of Social Democracy's Electoral Base”. In the Name of Social Democracy, The Great Transformation. 1945 to the Present, Verso 2002.
ﬁnal and mid-term exams are available on the course's Moodle website. - The ﬁnal exam accounts for 1/3 of the overall grade for the course. It consists in a 3-hour long examination under invigilated conditions. The format is a series of short essay questions connected to the lectures'material ; - Seminar assignments and the mid-term exam account for 2/3 of the overall grade with the following breakdown : * Seminar assignments are composed of oral assignments (discussions on readings and student's presentations on case studies) and class participation ; * The mid-term exam lasts two hours and requires students to answer one short essay question out of a set of several questions (connected to the lectures' material) and two short and precise questions directly related to weekly readings assigned in the syllabus. : Pedagogical method : The course is composed of weekly lectures (2 hours) and weekly seminars (2 hours) in small groups. Course Description : This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to World Politics. It combines conceptual tools, historical insights and empirical evidence to investigate recurrent patterns and issues in world politics. The course introduces students to central concepts, such as power, security, cooperation, sovereignty, etc. from various disciplinary perspectives including Global History, Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, International Relations, International Political Economy, Sociology, International Public Law. In order to account for the profound transformation of world politics wrought by globalization, the course explores a vast array of topics ranging from foreign policy, social movements and economic crises to wars, empires and international organizations, and, to do so, uses different levels of analysis – from the local to the global. Major themes in international politics are addressed (war, peace, imperialism, human rights, terrorism, economic development, economic crises, international organizations, migration, etc.) in order to enable students to develop analytical skills grounded in both theoretical and empirical knowledge. 361
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 72 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Hélène THIOLLET (Researcher, CERI- Sciences Po). Prerequisite : The course is designed for students with a background in social sciences (sociology, history, political science, economics, anthropology, geography). Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Pauline BRUCKER (Doctorante à Sciences Po), Ludmila DU BOUCHET (Enseignante), Dolf van der Schoot (Etudiant). Course validation : Assignments grading in based on a 0 to 20 points scale. Guidelines for