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Pedagogical Format : Elective Course Description : The aim of this course is to provide the tools to analyze the impact of national stereotypes on identity building. Unconsciously, we form perceptions of political and social phenomena that shape our attitudes, emotions and our sense of belonging to a certain nation. The goal of the course is to analyze the key elements of national identity, the role of stereotypes in the identity building process and their consequences in a European and international context. Central Europe and the Balkans will be used as a case study, focusing on how each nation is seen “from inside”, by its neighbors and outside of the region. The ﬁrst part of the course is theoretical, the second and third parts are case studies. The course will be based on the analysis of symbols, political discourses and educational material available in these countries, as well as popular culture, including media, internet, cinematography, literature, and sports. Required reading : JOHNSON Lonnie R., (1996), Central Europe Enemies, Neighbors, Friends, New York, Oxford University Press.
entiﬁc inquiry and present a growing conceptual and theoretical variety with frequently contrasting positions. Nations and Nationalism author, Ernst Gellner (1925-1995), argued that nationalism was an inescapable consequence of modernity, believing that nations are less natural or historical communities than they are phenomenons emerging alongside or in reaction to modernity. This course aims to provide an historical overview of nations and nationalism in Europe from the nineteenth century to the present day. Each session will begin with an introduction to the topic and a short press review by the teacher. A 10 minutes oral presentation by one or two students will follow, introducing a class discussion, based on readings (historical/ historiographical debate). Films or presence of a guest, specialist of the topic of the day, will possibly complete some sessions. Required reading : The reading of at least one of the books below is required ; Anderson, Benedict, Imagined Communities, Reﬂections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, London : Verso, 2006 (last edition, ﬁrst 1983) ; Gellner, Ernst, Nations and Nationalism, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing, 2nd edition, 2006 ; Hobsbawm, Eric J., Nations and Nationalism since 1780, Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 1992.
NATIONS AND NATIONALISMS IN MODERN EUROPE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
NATIONS ET NATIONALISMES
Semestre : Printemps Nombre d'heures : 48 Langue d'enseignement : français
Teachers : Yves LEONARD (Directeur de développement territorial). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Class attending, reading and active participation – 33% of ﬁnal grade 10 minutes oral presentation in class on a topic connected to Nations and Nationalism – 33% 5-7 pages double space printed-paper to be handed on the last day of class – 33% Course Description : « Nations and nationalism » is one of the central issue of the modern world. Last years, there has been a proliferation of nationalist and ethnic conﬂicts. New forms are being discussed with the background of globalization and individualization. Both concepts of nation and nationalism are still subject to sci-
Enseignants : Alain DIECKHOFF (Directeur du CERI, Sciences Po), Kévin VERCIN (Doctorant). Format pédagogique : Séminaire Mode de validation : Questions d'actualité : présentation orale : 30%. Examen sur table : 40%. Lecture de textes : 30%. Descriptif du cours : Ce cours aborde quelques grandes notions liées à l'étude comparée des nationalismes qui ne sont guère intelligibles sans référence à l'État et à la démocratie. La réﬂexion se déploiera de façon thématique aﬁn de saisir la manière dont les mobilisations nationalistes et les revendications de type ethniques, culturelles, régionales prennent forme, de