Campus euro-américain et Europe-Afrique, Reims
Have understood the conceptual and theoretical foundations of far right politics ; Have acquired an in-depth expertise in one/two speciﬁc cases of far right mobilization in Europe and the US, and be able to explain the differences between different political experiences ; Have acquired awareness of how to study the far right from a methodological point of view. Required reading : Cas Mudde, Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Course Description : A major challenge for the law in diverse societies is how to design and enforce social policies that will not treat any one group unfairly. This course will examine the functioning of law in the presence of heterogeneous social groups with potentially conﬂicting interests. The course will begin with a brief exploration of various legal perspectives on the ideal of “equality” and various legal deﬁnitions of “inequality.” In the introductory portion of the course, we will also consider the normative consequences of one's perspective on “equality”, i.e., how one's deﬁnition of equality affects the design of law. The course will, then, proceed with the study of various cases to determine how factors such as gender, race, religion and analogous forms of “otherness” are treated under the law. The course will examine contemporary examples from legal systems in various countries addressing equality issues arising in areas such as the free exercise of religion, employment, marriage and education. The case studies may include cases under, for example, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in the United States or a study of the Indian Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act designed to prevent “female feticide” and similar provisions of China's one-child policy. Further case studies may include the Norwegian law imposing quotas for women on corporate boards of directors and judicial decisions under South African, Indian and Canadian laws relating to marriage and Irish laws restricting abortion. Through the examination of such cases and similar cases affecting racial minorities or other social identity groups, the course will explore potential rationales for deliberate differential treatment under the law as well as potential explanations for how application of seemingly neutral laws results in differential treatment. Required reading : David B. Oppenheimer, Sheila R. Foster and Sora Y. Han, Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law : Cases, Codes, Constitutions, and Commentary (Foundation Press 2012).
FRENCH LEVEL A2
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 60 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Eloïse ANDRE, Catherine LEFEVRE (Correctrice d'examens), Alexandre MURADASHVILI (Employé Formation). Format pédagogique : Séminaire Descriptif du cours : à déﬁnir Lectures principales demandées : à déﬁnir.
GENDER AND OTHER CHALLENGES OF THE LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Felicia HENDERSON (Business Development Consultant, Member of NY Bar). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Class attendance, completion of reading assignments and participation in class discussion are essential. Accordingly, a portion of each student's grade will be based on the extent to which the student's class participation demonstrates a thoughtful review of the assigned reading materials. The remaining portion of each student's grade will be based on an oral presentation and on two or three brief (two-page) writing assignments and a short ﬁnal paper. Pedagogical method : The course consists of 12 two-hour sessions, each of which will be structured principally around group discussion.
GEOPOLITICS OF RELIGION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English