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not an acting course, however, basic performing technics will be taught. Required reading : Coriolan - William Shakespeare - 1607.
STATE NEUTRALITY, FROM TOLERANCE TO NIHILISM
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
STATE AND SOCIETIES IN THE ARAB WORLD
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Alexis CARRE (Doctorant). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course Description : The modern State was founded on the ruins of the medieval world torn apart by religious strife. Its attempt to to organize collective action rationally led to the exclusion of previously core matters from the scope of public decision. From that derives much of what makes Western societies what they are today (the distinction between public and private realm, the rule of law, tolerance, natural and human rights, etc.). Yet, State neutrality also impregnates much of what threatens the stability and legitimacy of our political system : technocracy, relativism, totalitarianism or in one word, nihilism. Our goal will be to determine to what extent the crisis of modernity enables us to understand its founding, our founding in a new problematic way. Required reading : Reader.
Teachers : Stéphane LACROIX (Associate Professor à Sciences Po). Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Sihem DJEBBI (Attachée temporaire d'enseignement et de recherche), Laetitia SEURAT (Post doctorante). Course validation : - Response paper (40% of course mark) ; - Final examination (60% of course mark). Pedagogical Method : Session 1 : Genealogies of the state in the contemporary Middle East. Session 2 : Islamism, arabism, nationalism. Session 3 : Weak states, strong societies ? Session 4 : A political economy of the Arab states. Session 5 : Authoritarianism and its reinventions. Session 6 : Revolution : societies against the state. Session 7 : Islamist movements in a revolutionary age. Session 8 : Post-revolution : the revenge of the state ? Each session is 3-hour-long (total : 24 hours). Course Description : to be conﬁrmed Required reading : Asef Bayat, Life as Politics : How ordinary people change the Middle East, Stanford University Press, 2009 ; Laura Guazzone, Daniela Pioppi, The Arab State and NeoLiberal Globalization : The Restructuring of State Power in the Middle East. Ithaca Press, 2010 ; Marc Lynch, The Arab Uprisings Explained. New Contentious Politics in the Middle East, Columbia University Press, 2014 ; Roger Owen, State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East, Routledge, 2000 ; Nazih Ayubi, Over-Stating the Arab State : Politics and Society in the Middle East, I.B. Tauris 1996.
STATISTICS - ADVANCED LEVEL
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Pierre DESCHAMPS (PhD student). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : 1/3 of your ﬁnal grade will come from your ﬁnal exam, which will cover everything in the course. The other 2/3 will come from 2 or 3 shorter in-class exam during the course of the semester. Pedagogical Method : During the course, we will go over concepts, go through exercises and also use Excel to manipulate and analyse data. Course Description : The aim of the course is to give students an introduction to statistical inference and techniques. These techniques are crucial to those who want to understand empiri489