Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Teachers : Robert GARY-BOBO (Professeur des Universités à l'Université Paris 1 PanthéonSorbonne), Frederic KOESSLER (Directeur de recherche). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course Description : The objective of this part of the course is to review central game theoretical models and results that are essential to the study of static and dynamic interactions with incomplete information, such as strategic aspects of signaling, communication, persuasion, and disclosure of hard information. Most results are illustrated and discussed through simple economic applications and laboratory experiments. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
Required reading : Hay, C. (2002) Political Analysis : A Critical Introduction London : Palgrave ; Marsh, D. and Stoker, J. (eds.) (2010) Theory and Methods in Political Science. Basingstoke : Palgrave ; Dowding, K. (2015) Philosophy and Methods of Political Science. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.
ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE METHODS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Antoine JARDIN (Ingénieur de recherche CNRS). Prerequisite : Introductory Statistics. Pedagogical Format : Workshop Course validation : Students will be required to learn how to operate the Open Data Census software developed by the Open Knowledge Foundation, and to write short paragraphs about their experience with it. Students will also be required to use the R statistical software. No prior knowledge of either tool is expected. Pedagogical Method : 6 sessions of 2 hours (for each workshop). The course is organized as interactive workshops, which will include some practice with statistical software and online tools. Course Description : This course offers a critical analysis of how urban-level data are produced, interpreted, and, increasingly, released to the public. In order to get a practical understanding of these issues, students will visit a major data infrastructure, build an open data online census for selected cities from all continents, and study the political implications of data production through case studies. This workshop is run along the “Advanced Quantitative Methods” course, which enables students to build on their existing statistical training by mixing qualitative and quantitative insights. By the end of the course, students will be able to assess the quality of existing open data resources, critically discuss their political implications, and produce their own analysis of realworld public datasets. Required reading : Alain Desrosières, “Statistics and Social Critique”, Partecipazione e Conﬂitto 7(2) : 348–359, 2014 ; Data Journalism Hand-
ADVANCED POLITICAL ANALYSIS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Colin HAY (Professeur des universités, CEE), Tiago MOREIRA RAMALHO (doctorant). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : One 1500 word book or article review ; One 1500 word short essay (in which students are asked to explain how a concept or theory explored in the course might inform the analysis of a topic of their choice). Pedagogical Method : One two-hour lecture per week for 12 weeks. Course Description : This module deals with the use of theory and meta-theory in the analysis of political systems. It begins with a consideration of the nature of explanation and understanding in the social sciences before examining a series of key theoretical and meta-theoretical debates within the discipline. Amongst the topics to be covered are the relevance of and relationship between ontology and epistemology, the structure-agency debate and the role of ideas in political analysis. Whilst the course is structured thematically, each sessions reviews the theoretical and meta-theoretical choices of inﬂuential schools of thought within the discipline. 1040