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FR431 Module Timetable, Outline, Seminar Groups and Syndicate Membership


Tuesdays, 9-11am in H4.44

Week Lecture: Seminars:
1 Introduction and Overview. Nature and focus of module. Review of the clash of ideas and theoretical perspectives. Review of the French historical position and of current competing visions of France's future. Slides: Week 1

2 The liberal economic view of France and globalisation, focusing on the writings of Nicolas Baverez.

Slides: Week 2
Reading of key ideas in Baverez’s Réveillez-vous! (2012), including in seminar discussion chapter V, pp. 137-198.
3 Focusing on writings of Baverez and Daniel Cohen.
Slides: Week 3
Reading of key sections from François Fillon's Faire (2015) (supplied).
4 Political perspectives on France and globalisation, focusing on the writings of Hubert Védrine.
Slides: Week 4
Reading of key sections from Védrine's Continuer l'histoire (2008), including in seminar discussion chapter IV, pp. 119-46.
5 & 7 Contrasting Védrine with Dominique Moïsi and Arnaud Montebourg. Montebourg blog
Slides: Week 5 & 7
Reading of key sections from Emmanuel Macron's Révolution (2016); Montebourg, Votez pour la démondialisation! (2011) and Montebourg, La Bataille du Made in France (2013) (supplied) .Montebourg and démondialisationCritical reaction to Montebourg
8 Ecological / deglobalisation positions, focusing on the writings of Serge Latouche.
Slides: Week 8
Reading of key sections from Latouche’s Petit traité de la décroissance sereine (2007), including in seminar discussion section III, pp. 105-45.
9 Continuation of ecological / deglobalisation views, looking at the activist examples of Greenpeace, José Bové, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, EELV, and Susan George.
Slides: Week 9
Reading of the introduction of Susan George, Leurs crises, nos solutions (supplied). Syndicate presentations: Group 1
 

10 Syndicate presentations. Syndicate presentations: Groups 2-5

Syndicate presentations: Topics

1. Discuss the presentation of crisis in any one or more of the texts you have studied on this module.

2. Discuss the presentation of pride in any one or more of the texts you have studied on this module.

3. Discuss the presentation of the market in any one or more of the texts you have studied on this module.

4. Discuss the presentation of consumption in any one or more of the texts you have studied on this module.

Alternatively:

A. Discuss the presentation of one political candidate for the French presidential election 2017. Focus in particular on the question of globalisation.

News Groups

In Weeks 2-9 each group prepares a 5-10 min critical commentary on the news of the week around the French presidential elections. If possible, you should focus on the question of globalisation. The group will lead a 10-15 min open discussion with their classmates (who have been following the news all week as well).


nantes3

change

non

mcdo

montebourg

nantes

hollande

cac

alternative

telecom