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nalists and press photographs, will be invited for interactive talks and case studies. Traditional means of communication, used in political communication, such as the television, the phoning or the mailing, will be at the center of the course. But in order to prepare the students to their future positions, we think it is necessary to have an extensive look at the new means of communication such as the Internet, and particularly the social networks. Required reading : Darren G. Lilleker, Key concepts in political communication, London, Thousand ; Brian McNair, An introduction to political communication, New York, Routledge, 2007 ; Richard Perloff, The dynamics of political communication : media and politics in digital age ; New York, Routledge, 2014.
Policy, MIT Press ; Weingast, Barry and Donald Wittman (eds), 2006, The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy, Oxford, OUP.
POLITICAL ECONOMY AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Emiliano GROSSMAN (Associate professor). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Take-home exam, oral presentation and small thesis. Workload : Weekly readings. Pedagogical Method : Lecture (12 sessions) Course Description : Focusing on policy-making, this course provides an introduction to basic concepts in political science : the nature of democratic governance, the effect of political institutions, organizational decision-making and the role of public and private actors in shaping policy outputs and outcomes. We will analyze why public policies are rarely as neat or efﬁcient as theoretical treatments suggest they should be. In order to do so, we will follow the policy cycle and analyze how new ideas are formed and put on the agenda, what affects debates and policy adoption, and what difﬁculties arise in the implementation process. We will also consider the role of courts in challenging existing rules, discuss the role of policy evaluation and feedbacks, the challenges for policy reform and the behavior of citizens, both as subjects of regulation and in the discussion of government accountability. Finally, we will look at the problem of corruption and maladministration, its causes and consequences. Required reading : Lijphart, A. Patterns of democracy : Government forms and performance in thirty-six countries. Yale University Press, (2012) ; Rodrik, D. The globalization paradox : democracy and the future of the world economy. WW Norton & Company, (2011) ; Gandhi, J. Political institutions under dictatorship (p. xvii). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1599
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English ; French
Teachers : Yann ALGAN (Full Professor of Economics at Sciences Po), Patrick LE BIHAN (Assistant Professor in Tenure Track). Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : One “referee report” during the semester and a ﬁnal exam on an assigned topic. A referee report is a 2 pages comment/criticism of one of the papers (marked with an asterisk) on the reading list. The report is due on the day for which the reading is scheduled. Weights : referee reports 30%, ﬁnal exam : 70%. Course Description : This course is a presentation of advance theory and empirics in political economy. The following subjects will be covered : introduction to modern political economy ; models of voting and elections ; rational voter, voter biases, media ; collective action, lobbying, and political connections ; non-democratic politics ; corruption ; economic effects of constitutions (and of democratizations) ; instutions and growth ; regulation ; redistribution ; civil conﬂicts and economic performance ; cultural economics. Required reading : Persson and Tabellini, 2000, Political Economics : Explaining Economic