Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
Workload : Weekly readings of variable length and difﬁculty will be posted on the drive. Required readings constitute the central element of the class and that students must be prepared to engage in a discussion of the basis of the text for each class (if that is the case). Tutorials will be provided to help with the readings. Pedagogical Method : This Common core curriculum course will be taught in a lecture format. On sessions 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 and 11 will be co-taught by both Professors Xifaras and Kennedy. Other sessions will be conducted by Professor Xifaras. Tutorials will be provided by the course TA. Course Description : This course will explore the genealogy of contemporary critical philosophy and law, through the careful reading and discussion of heavily edited texts by philosophers and jurists who have had a deep inﬂuence on modern legal thought and social theory. The course will work to identifying the development and subsequent transformation of new modes of legal reasoning, as bearing on law as a supposedly autonomous discipline. A narrative on the role of law and legal thought in modern political philosophy might emerge. These authors are Bentham, Kant, Hegel, Savigny, Marx, Kierkegaard, Jhering, Nietzsche, Weber, Freud, Kelsen and Schmitt. Required reading : Jeremy Bentham, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation ; Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals ; Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit ; Savigny, System of the Modern Roman Law ; Karl Marx, Theft of wood case.
Course validation : There are two options : A take-home exam. The exam will take place at the end of the term (exact dates to be determined) (70%). And a book review (around 2000 words). The book should be chosen within the general bibliography attached to the syllabus (p. 9 and p.10). The book review should consist of a summary (preferably half, but no more than twothirds, of the total content) and a discussion of the book, putting it into perspective with some of the themes discussed in class and/or with current events (for instance). In this discussion, you may choose to focus on one speciﬁc aspect or idea in the book (30%). Or a take-home exam. The exam will take place at the end of the term (exact dates to be determined). 50% of the ﬁnal grade. And a ﬁnal paper (4000 to 5000 words). Must include footnotes and a small bibliography. A one-paragraph description of the proposed topic must be submitted by e-mail before class 4. 50% of the ﬁnal grade. Workload : About 60-80 pages of readings per session. Pedagogical Method : Lectures, with some time for class discussion. Course Description : This course focuses on the political sociology of the State in the contemporary Arab World. Putting the broader theories of the State in conversation with the empirical reality of the Arab world, it describes how a particular model of State developed in the Arab region in the 19th and 20th centuries, as a result of both external inﬂuences and internal factors. It discusses some of the dominant features of this model (authoritarianism, rentierism, corporatism, etc.) and shows how the model has been transformed in the last few decades. By identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the model, the course explains why the Arab States and regimes have been so resilient throughout the 20th century, and why, with the recent ‘Arab revolutions', some of them are now being challenged. Required reading : OWEN, Roger. State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East. Routledge, 2004 ; SALAME, Ghassan, LUCIANI, Giacomo, BEBLAWI, Hazem and al. Nation, State and Integration in the Arab World (4 volumes). Croom Helm, 1987 (Excerpts) ; AYUBI, Nazih. Over-Stating the Arab State : Politics and Society in the Middle East. I.B. Tauris 1607
POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY OF THE STATE IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARAB WORLD (THE)
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 42 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Stéphane LACROIX (Associate Professor à Sc