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Teachers : Nathalie MOREL (Assistant Professor). Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : Students are expected to read and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings. Assessment will be based on : - Group presentation : 20% ; - Short book review (max 1500 words) : 30% ; - Final paper (take-home essay) (max 2500 words excluding bibliography) : 50%. Course Description : The welfare state is a central topic of study in the political science sub-discipline known as political economy, which studies the interaction between states and markets. The development of the welfare state has been part of the nation building process of modern Western countries, giving rise to new forms of citizenship. While the welfare state has become a crucial element of Western societies, it is also one of the most contested issues in advanced capitalist democracies today. The course will cover major areas within contemporary research on the welfare state, including the development of the different types of welfare states found among advanced industrialized nations, the complex interaction between states and markets that is at the core of all re-distributive politics, the gender aspects of welfare politics, and the politics of reforming the welfare state Required reading : to be deﬁned.
political and cultural change for Jewish communities in both Western Europe and the Muslim world. The French Revolution opened the era of emancipation in Western Europe, as Jews went from being members of semi-autonomous communities with a collective legal status into legal citizens of modern nations. During this same period, European colonial incursions into the Middle East and North Africa put an end to the Dhimmi system of "tolerated minorities” that had governed the legal status of both Christians and Jews in Muslim world for centuries, opening these communities up to European inﬂuence and interference. This course will consider the transformation of Jewish life in both of these cultural and political spheres, with particular attention to the ways in which “Eastern” and “Western” Jews perceived and inﬂuenced one another. Topics to be considered include continuity and rupture in Jewish cultural life and political and social status in both Western Europe and the Muslim World, Western Jews' perceptions of and participation in European colonial ventures (with particular attention to the inﬂuence of the Paris-based Alliance Israelite Universelle on Jewish communities throughout the Mediterranean basin), Eastern and Western Jews respective roles in and reactions to the emergence of the Zionist movement, as well as the immediate impact of the Shoah and the creation of the State of Israel. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
CONCEPTIONS DE LA JUSTICE SOCIALE
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
COMPARING JEWISH MODERNITIES : JEWS IN WESTERN EUROPE AND THE MUSLIM WORLD IN THE AGE OF COLONIALISM
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Enseignants : Geoffroy LAUVAU (Professeur agrégé). Prérequis : Il n'y a pas de pré-requis particulier, mais une connaissance correcte de la genèse des théories contractualistes en souhaitable aﬁn de saisir en quoi ces théories ont permis de justiﬁer le fait que la démocratie est le meilleur régime. Format pédagogique : Enseignement électif Mode de validation : Trois exercices : un exposé (40% de la note) / un compte-rendu critique de séance (20% de la note) / une analyse critique de texte (article ou livre) à effectuer à la maison (40% de la note). 161
Teachers : Nadia MALINOVICH (Maître de conférences, Docteur en histoire). Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Two short (2-3-page) papers and one longer (5-7-page) paper to be handed in on the last day of class. There will be a choice of topics for all papers. Course Description : The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a time of great social,