Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
(Kristen P.), World Politics in a New Era. Oxford University Press 2015.
and a Western ecosystem faded by the technical brilliance of men lays a power struggle that reveals not only the political dimension of African nature, but also the very nature of African modes of governance. Required reading : Melissa Leach, Robin Mearns, « Challenging Received Wisdom in Africa », in Melissa Leach, Robin Mearns eds., The Lie of the Land, London, The International African Institute, 1996, 1-33.
GOVERNING NATURE AND AFRICA SINCE COLONIZATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Guillaume BLANC (Maître de conférences). Prerequisite : Chapter to read for the ﬁrst session : Leach Melissa, Mearns Robin, « Challenging Received Wisdom in Africa », in Leach Melissa, Mearns Robin (eds.), The Lie of the Land, Londres, The International African Institute, 1996, coll. « African Issues », p. 1-33. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : Students will be evaluated on a review essay (40%), on participation (10%) and on a term paper (50%) : 1.Review essay (40%) : each student has to write a 1000 word review essay about an article selected in the reading list, and has to be able to make a 5 minutes presentation of its essay during the course. 2.Participation (10%) : each student has to read an article for each session, and to participate, during each session, to the discussion around the mandatory article. 3.Term paper : grouped by pair, students have to write a short environmental history of a place, an event, a character, an object or a concept (30003500 words). Course Description : Scholars have concerned themselves with race, class and gender because they offer a means of exploring the history of oppressions. But power inequalities also literally take place, occurring in landscape with their own peculiar attributes. By focusing on how different groups went about shaping environment as a resource to exploit, a territory to build and a representation to impose, this course will explore the history of power in Africa, during and after colonization. Emphasis will be especially given to politics of nature. Between an African Eden that would be irreparably damaged by its inhabitants 1380
GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE OF THE METROPOLIS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Patrick LE GALES (Research Director CEE - Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : A written mid-term exam based upon the readings of ﬁve books (2 hours). A research paper based upon the analysis of changing forms of urban governance in one city. Workload : Students are expected to read two papers every week. All the papers will be posted on the Google Drive. Pedagogical Method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. Course Description : The class will start by developments concerning the large metropolis, their change over time and analytical models to understand them which have been developed over time, in relation to globalised urbanisation processes. A second set of lectures deal with the question of governance and regulation of complex societies and is related to the development of various types of states and cities. The relations between states and cities, following C.Tilly, is seen as a key variable to understand the development of governance pattern in large metropolis. The sociology of the state (construction, development, crisis, failures) will be mobilised to understand the institutional and structural constraints of urban governance in large cities. The last and third theme is more related to the question of comparative urban policies and organised around urban problems.