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POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC OPINION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
York : Psychology Press :Glynn, C.J., Herbst, S., O'Keefe G.J., Shapiro, R.Y. and M. Lindeman. (2004). Public Opinion (2nd edition). ; Zaller, J. (1992). The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ; Brader, T. (2005). Striking a responsive chord : How political ads motivate and persuade voters by appealing to emotions', American Journal of Political Science, 49 (2), 388-405 ; Carney, D.R., Jost, J.T., Gosling, S.D. and J. Potter. (2008).'The Secret Life of Liberals and Conservatives : Personality Proﬁles, Interaction Styles and Things they Leave Behind', Political Psychology, 29 (6) : 807-840.
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Pavlos VASILOPOULOS (Assistant de recherche). Prerequisite : No prerequisites are required for this class. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Grades will be determined by the weighted average of a) one written assignment (40%) b) one written exam (25%) c) two quizzes (20%) and d) student participation in class (15%). Workload : 1-2 papers (or book chapters) per week. Pedagogical method : The class will be in the form of a standard lecture. Course Description : The objective of the course is to introduce undergraduate students to the psychological processes that underlie the public's political decision-making. The course is designed to provide a versatile theoretical framework for the comprehension of the dynamics, depth and complexity of public opinion, combining both classic and contemporary readings from political psychology. Furthermore, the course aims to develop the analytical skills of students in comprehending political events, trends in public opinion and electoral outcomes by making use of theoretical resources. Students will be invited to critically engage the question of how citizens make political judgments and explore the merits and limitations of different theoretical and methodological perspectives. Required reading : Jost, J. and Sidanius, J. (2004). Political Psychology : Key Readings. New
Teachers : Anastasia COLOSIMO (Doctorante). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : 20% Participation ; - 30% Presentation ; - 50% Final oral exam. Course Description : It would be complicated today to ﬁnd a more widely shared idea, than the one which puts at the center of modern times the triumph of secularisation. Nevertheless, this apparent evidence cannot reduce the problematic nature of these polysemous notions. The disappearance of transcendence and the rationalisation of the world which dominated the 20th century seemed to conﬁrm an unprecedented disjonction between politics and religion. However, the step back in the 1980's of the materialistic and revolutionary ideologies made the scene more complex, opposing the new vulgate of the « return of religion » to the previous vulgate of the « end of religion ». The aim of this course is to discover, through Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Schmitt and Blumenberg, this branch of political philosophy, which tries to identify how theological and political concepts are linked. Required reading : VOEGELIN Eric, The New Science of Politics, Order and History ; LOWITH Karl, Meaning in History : The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History. 461