Rihoux Benoît ;
1. Social movements: classic studies
" analysis of the "crowd" and "calamities"/disasters/lynch mobs?
" definitions and typologies
" the organisation of social movements
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?
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”.
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).
Minor in Political Sciences
Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences
Master  in Environmental Science and Management
Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology
Bachelor in Political Sciences: General
Master  in Sociology and Anthropology