Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Workload : Regular readings before the lectures. Pedagogical Method : Elective Course (12 sessions) Course Description : The course proposes an analysis of the role of Member States within the European Union in general, and of France in particular. It will question the very notion of Memberstateness in order to analyze both : - The on-going state of the European Union (role of national interests, leadership, diagnostic of decline in a context of poly-crisis). - The on-going changes within Member States provoked by their belonging to the European Union (Europeanisation of politics and policies, domestic narratives related to the EU). - The phenomenon of exit the EU, through the concrete case of Brexit. The ﬁrst part of the course will address those issues from a general standpoint. The second part will consider the example of France dealing both with France's role in the EU and France's Europeanisation. Required reading : One before each lecture.
and content of these goals is, and must remain, largely the privilege of individual choice. Recent work in the theories of rational action and social choice, however, questions the sustainability of this model and raises doubts as to its ethical consistency and even its intelligibility. It seems on reﬂection obvious that the intelligibility of human actions, even to the agents themselves, is linked to their sustainability over time and therefore to their co-ordination with the actions of other individuals. It is equally evident that the coercive, or at least the constraining nature of law limits its ability to act as a substitute for the consistency and intelligibility of individual lives. This course proposes to examine both the context (“late” or “hyper” modernity) in which this dilemma arises as well as the consistency of the arguments in favour of purely “negative” representations of individual liberty and narrowly instrumental conceptions of choice and rationality. Its central thesis is that democratic societies are themselves unsustainable in the absence of shared understandings of the intelligibility, and therefore the sustainability, of individual (as well as of collective) actions. Required reading : BOYER, Alain, Chose promise. Études sur la promesse à partir de Hobbes et de quelques autres, PUF, 2014 ; ELSTER, Jon, Ulysses Unbound, CUP, 2000 ; HIRSCHMAN, Albert O., Exit, Voice and Loyalty, Harvard UP, 1970 ; HOBBES, Thomas, Leviathan ; HOLLIS, Martin, Trust within Reason, CUP, 1998.
FREEDOM, RATIONALITY AND COMMITMENT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Ronan SHARKEY (Maître de conférences des Universités). Prerequisite : Aucun Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Continuous assessment : 50%. Term Paper : 50%. Pedagogical Method : 1 séance de 2h chaque semaine. Course Description : According to one plausible and widely held representation of agency, human beings are free to the extent that they are unobstructed in the pursuit of their goals and rational insofar as they employ appropriate means to obtain them. In a democratic society, the nature 1344
FROM AIDS TO ZIKA : ECONOMIC AND FINANCING CHALLENGES FOR THE GLOBAL HEALTH
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English ; French
Teachers : Joseph BRUNET JAILLY (Economiste, ancien doyen de la faculté des sciences économiques d'Aix-en-Provence), Mead OVER (Enseignant Chercheur), Marion PACLOT (DGFIP - Ministère Economie). Prerequisite : Some acquaintance with using formulas in Excel. Acquaintance with Stata or strong determination to gain it. Pedagogical Format : Seminar