Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
conﬁgurations have different effects on redistribution, social capital creation, and the competitive advantage of countries. For this reason we analyse how countries use social policy to address simultaneously societal and economic issues. Finally, the conclusion reﬂects upon the potential trajectory and future evolution of the welfare state assuming in turn 'utopian' and 'pragmatic' perspectives. Required reading : Cf syllabus.
Teachers : Sonja AVLIJAS (Research fellow), Bruno PALIER (Research Director, CNRS, CEE - Sciences Po). Prerequisite : No requirement. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : In the grading of Students, the participation to discussion, based on reading in advance will be taken into account (10% of the grade). One book review will be asked to students during the course (40%). There will be a Final paper (50%). Workload : Before each session of the course, students are required to read the assigned text(s) (accessible on moodle) and prepare a question given to students in advance. Pedagogical Method : Courses will start with a collective discussion of the texts associated to the session. On the base of the discussion, the teacher will then develop the main points of the session, presenting the main results of recent research on the analyzed topic. Course Description : This course will present how different welfare states are organized, developed and reformed. It will explain and discuss several methodological debates in the ﬁeld of cross-national comparison of welfare systems. It will start by explaining the origins of the welfare states in various regions, and then will analyze their development. It will then present the various challenges that national welfare states are confronted with, such as demographic ageing, the entry of women into the labour market, globalisation, the end of industrialism, the rise of information and communication technology and the digitalisation of the economy. It will analyse welfare states' differing capacities to reforms and adapt to these new economic and social contexts of the 21st century. Perspectives on new models of welfare will also be presented and discussed. Required reading : ESPING-ANDERSEN, Gøsta, 1990, The three worlds of welfare capitalism, Cambridge, Polity Pressersen, Gøsta, 1990, The three worlds of welfare capitalism, Cambridge, Polity Press ; Morel, Nathalie ; Palier, Bruno and Palme, Joakim (eds). (2012) Towards a social investment welfare state ? Ideas, Policies and Challenges, Bristol : Policy press, 2012 ; Hemerijck, Anton (2013) Changing Welfare States, Oxford : Oxford University Press.
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PROPERTY AND SECURITIES LAW IN FRANCE, GERMANY AND THE UK
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Reinhard DAMMANN (Avocat associé Clifford Chance). Prerequisite : The students should have basic knowledge in civil common law in general. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Continuous control : 30 %. Final written exam (2h00) : 70 % ﬁnal grade. Workload : Each seminar must be thoroughly prepared. Pedagogical Method : Practical exercises and oral discussions. Course Description : The ﬁrst courses will introduce the concepts of property law in French law, English law and German law. The second portion of the course will focus on securities law (ﬂoating charges, pledges, mortgages, etc.) under English and German law. Required reading : To be distributed before the seminar.
COMPARATIVE WELFARE STATES AND THEIR REFORMS AND FUTURES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program