Campus de Paris
- The ﬁnancial crisis and current macroprudential policy : history of the 2008-10 ﬁnancial crisis, bank run/coordination failure models (DiamondDybvig), securitization, adverse selection and moral hazard in ﬁnancial markets, the ﬁnancial accelerator and other ampliﬁcation mechanisms, unconventional monetary policy. Required reading : See the FAQ for a full reading list : http ://personal.lse.ac.uk/boehmj/eval/CourseDescriptionFAQ.pdf.
In the ﬁrst part of the course, which will introduce students to one of the most dynamic areas of contemporary inquiry, we will study multiculturalism, diversity and gender by introducing the main debates. The objective is to explore how categories of difference – race, gender, ethnicity, nationality and sexuality are interrelated. We will consider the theoretical underpinnings of multiculturalism to asses the normative as well as pragmatic arguments for and against it. How does multiculturalism ﬁt into current debates about equality, globalisation and identity ? In the second part of the course, we will consider actual cross-cultural case-studies to explore how states have developed diverse multicultural policies related to cultural pluralism. We will also explore how gender and other categories of difference interact with modern institutions in contemporary society. Throughout the course we will analyse different ways of looking at power and political culture in modern societies with the objective of developing our ability to think critically about mechanisms for change. Students will be guided to read relevant texts from a wide diversity of literature. In each weekly twohour conference, we will focus on a particular theme. During the conference, a student will give a presentation lasting ten minutes before the class. The main goal of the presentation is to communicate and argue persuasively one's viewpoint on a topic. Following there will be feedback on the presentation and a class discussion on the theme. Required reading : Kivisto, Peter, Multiculturalism in a Global Society, Blackwell, Oxford, 2002 ; Kymlicka, Will, Multicultural Citizenship : A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights, Oxford University Press, 1995.
MULTICULTURALISM, DIVERSITY AND CHANGING IDENTITIES IN A GLOBAL WORLD
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Hélèna DE POUZILHAC (Enseignante). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Students will be guided to read relevant texts from a wide diversity of literature. In each weekly two-hour conference, we will focus on a particular theme. During the conference a student will give a presentation lasting ten minutes before the class (25% of ﬁnal mark). The main goal of the presentation is to communicate and argue persuasively one's viewpoint on a topic. Following there will be feedback on the presentation and a class discussion on the theme. For written work, students will be required to develop their presentation into a dissertation (25% of ﬁnal mark). Students will also be required to do group work and report back to the class as a group (25% of ﬁnal mark). As the class will include much debate, students will be encourged to participate in the sessions (25% of ﬁnal mark). Course Description : In the 21st century, national minorities, ethnic groups, women and sexual minorities are increasingly demanding recognition based on their differences. The belief that sharing a core culture is essential to the cohesion of a group has come under ever-increasing scrutiny. This interdisciplinary course, which draws on political and social theory, sociology and social psychology will explore what it is to live in a multicultural world where identities are in ﬂux. What is the value of diversity ?
MULTICULTURALISME ET ÉGALITÉS DES CHANCES
Semestre : Printemps Nombre d'heures : 4 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Karim AMELLAL (Directeur général, Stand Alone Media). Format pédagogique : Enseignement électif Mode de validation : 40%