Campus euro-américain et Europe-Afrique, Reims
will be divided into two phases. The ﬁrst phase will address the relation between social structure and law. To achieve this, we will explore the role played by law in classical sociological theory. The second phase will be more empirical and will focus on three speciﬁc areas of sociological inquiry that help us understand how law shapes society and how society shapes law. The ﬁrst topic is the intersection between law and professions. Understanding the power of law in society requires deconstructing the dichotomy between lawyers and laypeople. Where does the quasi monopoly of the legal profession over legal matters come from ? How do laypeople handle law in their everyday lives ? The second empirical topic addressed in this course is the relation between law and social movements. This relation is a problematic one, since law has often been used by states to maintain power relations in their current form. Under what conditions does law become an instrument for social change ? Why do lawyers sometimes end up embracing political causes ? The third and ﬁnal topic is the relation between law and the economy. The theoretical assumption here is that law provides a constitutive framework for economic action. Why are legal devices important in order to understand how markets work ? Is law still relevant to account for globalization ? Required reading : to be deﬁned.
theoretical and applied, through the use of statistical software. Required reading : Kirk, R. 2008. Statistics. An introduction. 5 ed., Thomson/Wadsworth.
STRATEGIES OF INFLUENCE
Semester : Autumn and Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Nicholas DUNGAN (Formateur, conseiller indépendant). Prerequisite : The course is designed to assist second-year Sciences Po students in enhancing their development as future world leaders. No other requirements or preconditions for “Strategies of Inﬂuence”. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Individualized grading based on continuous assessment of student performance including : preparation for and participation in class discussions ; one in-class case study per student ; one mid-term team press kit (take-home) ; one in-class essay-format ﬁnal exam ; quality of readings. Workload : “Strategies of Inﬂuence” students wish to undertake signiﬁcant reading and viewing of classic and modern sources. Each student will be required to prepare in advance one case study as part of a team, one mid-term press kit as part of a team and one in-class essay-format ﬁnal exam. Pedagogical method : The “Strategies of Inﬂuence” format maximizes student involvement. Classes include a concise professor's presentation plus student-presented case studies, interactive Q&A and student-led discussions of current events about strategies of inﬂuence. Course Description : “Strategies of Inﬂuence” is a highly interactive elective course encouraging maximum student participation and leadership. The course explores the nature of inﬂuence, legitimate and non-coercive methods of inﬂuence and different ways of exercising that inﬂuence. Ranging from the philosophical to the intensely practical, the course considers forms, methods and networks of inﬂuence, but also offers training on how to give a successful speech, how to go on television with no time to prepare, how to exercise 663
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Ahuitzotl Hector MORENO (Etudiant doctorant).
Prerequisite : Basic courses on algebra and calculus. Apart from some basic mathematics skills this course does not rely on sophisticated mathematical knowledge. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Grades will be based on a ﬁnal exam (30%), midterm exam (20%), one project (30%), exposition (10%), and active/relevant participation (10%). Course Description : This course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of statistical analysis for policy r