Sociologie du comportement politique

LPOLS1121  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Sociologie du comportement politique
4.0 credits
22.5 h
2q

Teacher(s)
Rihoux Benoît ;
Language
Français
Main themes
1. Social movements: classic studies " analysis of the "crowd" and "calamities"/disasters/lynch mobs? " definitions and typologies " the organisation of social movements " militancy 2. Social movements: recent developments " the "new social movements" " new phenomena: the "white movement", the alterglobalist movement etc: a new "new social unrest"? " new forms of militancy 3. The political parties: review " Definition (s) (review and expansion) " Typologies, classifications (review and expansion) 4. The political parties: recent developments " Recent developments - various theses " Partisan organisations: developments/transformations " The end of the political parties?
Aims
This course expands on the Political Science (I) course: it studies in greater detail the analysis of civil society (introduced in the Political Science (I) course), and more particularly the two principal collective bodies at work in civil society: social movements and political parties. As such, the course complements the Political Science (II) course, a comparative analysis of institutions and political regimes. The course has two objectives: " Globally, to help students to develop an analytical capability and a capacity for personal reflection supported by a theoretical and conceptual apparatus (going beyond superficial observation and simple description); " To help students gain a better understanding of the current socio-political climate and developments in "civil society" in Western societies.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

Methods The course is given principally in the form of lectures, with a small number of interactive sessions (debates, contributions from students in sub-groups, with possible participation of outside contributor).

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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in Political Sciences
4
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Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences
4
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Master [120] in Environmental Science and Management
4
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Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology
4
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Bachelor in Political Sciences: General
4
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Master [60] in Sociology and Anthropology
4
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