Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Course validation : Mid-term exam (40% of the overall grade) ; Take-home ﬁnal essay (60% of the overall grade). Course Description : This 12-week lecture in political science is dedicated to the presentation, discussion and analysis of the main stakes of French political life, with a particular focus on presidential elections. Its main objective is to enable students unfamiliar with French politics to understand and participate in the political debate during their stay in France, as well as decipher the news coverage of French politics, especially during the next presidential campaign. More precisely, this course will consist in explaining the historical institutional role and attributions of the main power ﬁgures in French politics (President of the Republic, Prime minister, leaders of the National assembly and Senate, MPs) and outline the stakes of recent and past presidential elections (1981, 2002, 2007, 2012) ; it will also present the main political parties, the essential actors as well as the ongoing questions of French politics, and relate them to French political history since the birth of the current Fifth Republic in 1958. Who may win the next 2017 presidential election ? What political situation after the 2015 Paris attacks ? How to understand the rise of National Front in French politics ? These are some questions, among others, that will be answered during this lecture. Required reading : Michael Lewis-Beck, Richard Nadeau, Eric Bélanger, French Presidential Elections, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 ; Robert Elgie, Political institutions in Contemporary France, Oxford University Press, 2003 ; Rod Kedward, France and the French, A Modern History, New York, Overlook, 2007 ; John Gaffney, Political Leadership in France : from Charles de Gaulle to Nicolas Sarkozy, Basingstoke, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 ; J. Ardagh, France in the New Century. Portrait of a Changing Society, Penguin Books 2000.
Prerequisite : No pre-requirements. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Two seminar work groups : - A short paper (1,000 words) ; - A ﬁnal paper (3,000 words). Course Description : The cours aims at providing an overview of the most relevant components of Development studies from a gender perspective. It includes activites by international organisations, NGOs, civil society organisations and grassroot movements. The course includes several disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches (law, gender studies, anthropology, politics, economics) and analyses international legal instruments, tools and speciﬁc cases, as well as their implementation at regional and national level. A diverse set of themes is related : gender-sensitive project planning, use of legal instrument as an advocacy tool, women's rights in different areas of development (land, water, food, security, food soverignty, education, health). Students will be involved in seminar and practical exercices. Required reading : Pilcher, J and Imelda Whelehan 50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies (Key Concepts), Sage, 2004 (pp.10-13, 27-34, 37-41, 56-68, 101-109, 115-119, 124-127, 155-162, 166-168, 176-180) - http ://6rang.org/wp-content/ uploads/2013/06/PanjahMafhomeKelidiMotaleateGenderi.pdf ; UN Women Annual report 20142015 - http ://annualreport.unwomen.org/~/media/ annual%20report/attachments/sections/library/ annual%20report%202014-2015.pdf ; World Economic Forum, The Global Gender Gap Report - http ://www3.weforum.org/docs/GGGR14/ GGGR_CompleteReport_2014.pdf ; N. Craviotto, The Impact of the global economic crisis on women and women's human rights across regions, AWID 2012 - http ://www.awid.org/sites/default/ ﬁles/atoms/ﬁles/icw_2010_regional.pdf.
GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
GENDER AND QUEER LAW
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 64 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Elisabetta CANGELOSI (Consult on Women's Land Rights and Gender Justice. Liase with Civil Society Organisations.). 398