International Administrativ and Political Reforms Andre Molitor Chair

lspri2005  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

International Administrativ and Political Reforms Andre Molitor Chair
5.00 credits
35.0 h
Main themes
The contents of this teaching depend on the experts giving the lectures. A priority is given to comparative di-mension, whether it is within the European framework or outwards. The choice of the personalities is given each year by POLS Department on proposal of SPRI Unit.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course aims at introducing the students to the issues of change in public organizations or policies, at the internal and/or international level by means of lectures given by guest-speakers. Coming from universities, po-litical circles or civil service, these experts are invited to present and discuss with the students (projects of) the reforms in the political and administrative field.
"Foresight, anticipation and change management in organisations and public policies"
The course is organised in three parts. The first one sets up and defines the notions of foresight and anticipation as tools for change management, in connection with a  systemic approach, long-term temporalities, as well as a logic of strategy and action.
The second part articulate foresight approaches with the concepts used in the organisations and the public policies: sustainable development, governance, participative management, social innovation, etc.
The third part considers the processes of change by the way of foresight and anticipation methods in organisations, companies and public policies, applied at global and European levels including the national, federal and local specificities, in a comparative approach.
Evaluation methods
To determine in agreement with the invited teachers (presentation of a personal work or a group work, critical synthesis of conferences, essay,'.)
Other information
To determine in agreement with the invited teachers (presentation of a personal work or a group work, critical synthesis of conferences, essay,'.)
Gaston BERGER, Phénoménologie du temps et prospective, Paris, PUF, 1964.
Eleonora BARBIERI-MASINI, Why Futures Studies? London, Grey Seal, 1993.
Peter BISHOP & Andy HINES, Teaching about the Future, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Günter CLAR & Philippe DESTATTE, Regional Foresight, Boosting Regional Potential, Mutual Learning Platform, Brussels, European Commission, 2006.
Philippe DESTATTE & Philippe DURANCE, Les mots-clés de la prospective territoriale, Paris, La Documentation française, 2009.
Philippe DESTATTE dir., Evaluation, prospective et développement régional, Charleroi, Institut Destrée, 2001.
Jerome C. GLENN and Theodore J. GORDON, Futures Research Methodology 3.0., Washington, The Millennium Project, 2010.
Michel GODET, Manuel de Prospective stratégique, 2 tomes, Paris, Dunod, 2007.
Jacques LESOURNE, Les systèmes du destin, Paris, Dalloz, 1976.
Pour le volet international:
Lectures vivement recommandées :
  1. John Baylis, Globalization of World Politics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011, 5th edition.
  2. Hubert Védrine, Le monde au défi, Paris, Fayard, 2016.
  3. Hubert Védrine, Dans la mêlée mondiale, Paris, Fayard, 2012.
  4. Maxime Lefebvre, L'Union européenne peut-elle devenir une grande puissance?, Paris, La Documentation française, 2012.
  5. Questions internationales (publié par La Documentation française), n°43, mai-juin 2010, Mondialisation: une gouvernance introuvable.
  6. Pierre Grosser, Traiter avec le diable?, Les vrais enjeux de la diplomatie au XXIè siècle, Paris, Odile Jacob, 2013.
  7. Dominique de Villepin, Mémoire de paix pour temps de guerre, Paris, Grasset, 2016.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [60] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General