Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
papers in parallel to the lectures, as well as to read materials that are relevant to integrate the contents of the lectures and of the papers. Pedagogical Method : Lectures and joint discussions of group work. Course Description : This course will teach students how to evaluate the effectiveness of policy interventions. The governance of a large metropolis involves several speciﬁc actions that are justiﬁed, funded and implemented on the basis of their supposed beneﬁcial effects (reducing urban poverty, increasing the take-up rate of public services, etc.). It is therefore essential to evaluate if these interventions produce the supposed effects, and which interventions are more (cost)effective. Experimental and quasi-experimental methods are the golden standard for these policy evaluations, and the students of this course will learn how to master them. Field experiments are implemented on the basis of a document, called experimental protocol, that describes in detail each step of the study (target population & sampling, intervention design, randomisation, budget & personnel, etc.). Students will learn to conduct a ﬁeld experiment to evaluate an intervention and what to do when experiments are unfeasible. Required reading : Gerber, A., Green A., 2008, Field Experiments and Natural Experiments, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
study for group presentation in the following sessions. Pedagogical Method : 4 sessions of 3 hrs. Workshop : students presentation and debates of their chosen case studies ; analysis of documentary and ﬁction ﬁlms' excerpts ; critical review of academic literature ; possible debates with guests from social work and/or academic background. Course Description : This workshop will offer students the opportunity to research, present and discuss case studies exploring the many ways in which migrants, as individuals or communities, become objects and possibly agents of policymaking processes in large metropolises. Following an introductory session that will help framing the issue through discussion of current trends and events, students will select, in group, a city and a particular policy area with the aim to explore three sets of concerns : What are the interactions and possible tensions between policies at the city level and the legal and political national framework ? How do the relations between urban authorities and migrants play out in speciﬁc social issues (health, labor, crime, civil rights) and what are the institutions and social actors involved in that process ? Are migrants primarily seen as a threat or a source of dynamism in the metropolis' positioning on the global arena ? Required reading : Migrants to the Metropolis, Chap. 5 : “DiverCity Toronto” ; Migrants to the Metropolis, Chap. 3 : “New York City” ; Migrants to the Metropolis, Chap. 10 : “Johannesburg as Emergent Gateway” ; Migrants to the Metropolis, Chap. 12 : “In the Margins of Riyadh” ; Migrants to the Metropolis, Chap. 15 : “Sao Paulo”.
POLICY-MAKING TOWARD MIGRANTS IN LARGE METROPOLISES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Xavier CROMBE (Research Director, Fondation Médecins Sans Frontières). Prerequisite : It is advised for students choosing this workshop to attend the course “Migration Issues in Large Metropolises”. Pedagogical Format : Workshop Course validation : Student groups will present in class their ﬁndings on migrants policy issues in the metropolis of their choice. Students should read at least one of the proposed chapters to help determine the city they want to
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION IN CONTEMPORARY DEMOCRACIES
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Nicolas BAYGERT (Lecturer), Philippe MOREAU CHEVROLET (President MCBG Consulting). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Three types of work : 1597