Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
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11. Authoritarian tendencies within the European neighborhood : Belarus and Morocco 12. European political system Course Description : The course aims at providing an understanding of the framework in which political institutions are born and organized by and for the state. This would allow students to is comprehend modern political regimes through a comparative approach. The course compares issues of constitutional and institutional design by addressing the major principles underlying constitutions and the choice of types of government, analyzing the implementation process of these principles, and the particularities of contemporary constitutional and institutional designs. Principles of constitutional structure include the analysis of the historical roots of political institutions and constitutions, their underlying goals, and their provisions and formal characteristics. The course combines theoretical and empirical knowledge from all over the world. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 60 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Thomas BRANTHOME (Maître des conférences des universités), Ghazal MIYAR (Doctorante), Natalia TIMUS (Professeur). Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Natalia TIMUS (Professeur). Course validation : Continuous assessment (4 grades) : a total of 2/3 of course mark : - 1 oral group student presentation 30% ; - 1 in-class written quiz (terms and concepts) 20% ; - 1 mid-term position paper 50% ; - Class presence and participation plus or minus 0,5 points for ﬁnal grade. Final Examination : 1/3 of course mark : - Oral presentation Pedagogical Method : 1. Introduction : democracy : concepts, approaches, diversity of types of government 2. Democracy : deﬁnitions and the state of art of democratic theory and practice 3. Constitutional history : democracy and constitutional culture Separation of powers and fundamental rights 4. The structure of political units 5. Presidential type of government : the USA and Brasil 6. Parliamentary type of government : the Westminster model - The UK and India 7. Parliamentary type of government : Germany and the Netherlands (check NL – consociational) 8. Consociational democracy : Israel and Switzerland 9. Democratic transition : the case of post-communist countries ? 10. Between dictatorship and democracy : Russia and China 422
POLITICAL LIFE AND THE FOUNDATION OF POLITICS (THE)
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Masoud SINAEIAN (Doctorant). Pedagogical Format : Elective Course Description : This course is an introduction to certain ideas on the foundation of politics and the political life in some major political and legal theorists from the last century. We begin with different possible answers to the question of ‘What is political ontology ?', and we study how different ideas on the foundation of political life can be related to processes of political legitimation. This will be discussed in comparative readings of prominent thinkers like George Sorel, Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, Erik Voegelin, Michael Oakeshott, John Rawls, and Claude Lefort. This course will cover twelve sessions of two hours. Each session will be opened with an introductory lecture of thirty minutes by the tutor. This will be followed by class presentations and dis-