Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
the natural world : the romantic vision of natural wholeness, the idea that nature can be rationally managed through understanding its laws and applying technology to them, the place of nature in relation to economic systems, the role nature plays in social power constellations particularly with regard to women and indigenous groups, and “complexity” visions that rework existing ideas of nature and the human to highlight mutual connections between the two. Readings may include Latour, Shiva, Connolly, Heidegger, Leopold, Bennett, Abbey, Bookchin, Daly, Guha, and Martinez-Alier Required reading : to be deﬁned.
lenged Society, Oxford University Press, 2013 ; Rockström Johan, “A safe operating space for humanity”, Nature, 461(24), 2009 ; Neil Carter, The politics of the environment : ideas, activism, policy, CUP 2007.
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Daniel SABBAGH (Researcher, CERI - Sciences Po). Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Continuous Assessment Course Description : The topic of this multidisciplinary seminar is discrimination, afﬁrmative action, and multiculturalism, considered within the speciﬁc context of the US experience. That experience is characterized by three structural features that De Tocqueville famously identiﬁed : the “passion for equality”, the salience of “racial” cleavages, and the juridicialization of politics. Elaborating upon those intuitions, the seminar will rely extensively on history (that of ethnoracial and religious minorities since the early nineteenth century), law (through a thorough analysis of some of the key Supreme Court decisions in this area) and political philosophy (by discussing theories of social justice and equality, notably those of John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, and Michael Walzer) Required reading : to be deﬁned.
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 40 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Florence FAUCHER (Research director CEE, Sciences Po), Apolline TAILLANDIER (Teaching Assistant, Phd Student). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Mid term essay or book review nd ﬁnal exam on the course (readings and lectures). Participation in class assignments and discussions. Course Description : The objective of the course is to explore the articulation between environmental attitudes and worldviews and how they contribute to shape green political action in a context where the imminence of a global ecological crisis (global warming, threats on biodiversity, scarcity of resources) is no longer really in question. Having analysed how different conceptions of nature shape our attitudes to its enjoyment, understanding and exploitation, we will then reﬂect on the role of individuals in contemporary politics, from collective mobilisation in movements and parties to the emergence of the “citizen-consumer”. We will contrast the parliamentary (green parties, greening the mainstream) and the extra-parliamentary strategies of environmental movements (associations, the rise of lobbying) and analyse the role of the media and economic interests. We will explore the challenges to environmentally friendly public policies at the national and international levels. Required reading : John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard, and David Schlosberg, Climate-Chal246
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 72 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Bertrand BADIE (Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po), Benoît MARTIN (Cartographe), Aurélie VITTOT (Doctorante Science Politique). Prérequis : Aucun. Format pédagogique : Cours magistral et conférences