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other. The discussion will highlight the lessons and implications of real life stories for policyoriented objectives. Course Description : This workshop responds to the growing political, social and scientiﬁc need for a better understanding of the phenomenon of political radicalization in its various forms and dimensions. The issue is addressed from the threefold angle of 1) scholarly debates, 2) concrete case studies and, 3) public policies. Over the past two years, 'radicalization' and ‘deradicalization' have become part of our everyday language. This happened under the combined effects of : a) the multiplication of terrorist attacks orchestrated, or endorsed, by Jihadist organizations such as alQaeda and the Islamic State and, b) the need by ofﬁcials from targeted states for simple categories so as to communicate to the general public and effectively counter homegrown Jihadists. The conﬂation of the inﬂated use of 'radicalization', a speciﬁc problem (Jihadist violence), and security imperatives led some scholars to reject the notion entirely. This workshop will defend the concept's heuristic value but recognizes that the current state of conceptual emergency, so to speak, makes it an urgent task to arm social sciences students with the theories and data that scholars, working on the phenomenon of political radicalization and violence have designed over the years. Only then would students be able to grasp the analytical interest to incorporate commitment to Jihadism into the sociology of activism and militancy (hence transcending any 'Islamic speciﬁcity'), while yet paying due attention to it historical, contextual, organizational and ideological speciﬁcities. Finally, students will also then be better equipped to assess some of the state-sponsored ‘deradicalization' programs that are currently implemented worldwide. Required reading : BECKER, Howard (1960) 'Notes on the Concept of Commitment', American Journal of Sociology, 66 (1), pp. 32-40.
Teachers : Mehdi SENOUCI (Maître de Conférence). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : To validate the course, the student should pass : One research project (60%). One reading review OR one team work (40%). Participation is not graded but students are expected to actively engage in discussions. Pedagogical Method : Each day will consist of a two-hour lecture, and a three-hour session where modern research will be presented, assessed and criticized collectively. Students are expected to take an active part in both parts, especially the latter. The ﬁrst day will ﬁrst lay the importance of economic growth and discuss some epistemological matters, and then present the lines of the neoclassical analysis of economic growth. The second day is devoted to the issue of economic growth in the very long run : 'why, and how, some countries are rich and others poor ?' will be the governing principle. During the third day, the workshop will be directed to some secondary issues of growth economics and will look more particularly at the history of several regions in the World. Students are expected to read at least one article before each session. Course Description : Economic growth is what makes, with time, people better off materially and economic growth can be reached only through technological change. With this respect, the inseparable concepts of technology and economic growth probably raise the most important issues of economics. One could even say that growth gave birth to economics through Adam Smith. This workshop intends to introduce the students to the practice of modern research in the ﬁeld of economic growth, both from theoretical and empirical perspectives. Given the extent of the matter, not all aspects will be addressed, but most widely discussed issues shall be. Emphasis will be put on facts and questions raised by History before turning to representations and explanatory theories that have been put forward by economists. A goal of the workshop is to