Courses to chose
Ongoing developments in the technological landscape have led to profound changes in the way the news industry, politicians and their constituents interact. In the digital age, the influence of the media on American politics has evolved significantly and today mainstream news organizations are facing new challenges in their attempt to cover political campaigns and policy issues. Meanwhile, the techniques used by politicians to win elections, maintain power and accomplish policy objectives are also shifting. With a specific focus on contemporary presidential elections up to and including 2016, this course looks at the nature of modern American political campaigns and takes into consideration the complex relationships between major actors such as politicians, journalists and voters. The switch from party-centered politics to candidate-centered politics, reforms in campaign finance, changes in media ownership and the decline of adversarial journalism will be among some of the issues covered.
- Enseignant: ELIO DI PAOLANTONIO
*Courses that are also open to the 4th or 5th year students of the Sciences Po Diploma as options.
The course primarily focuses on the eight post-Soviet states of Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and
Uzbekistan. It is structured in two sections. The first part offers an
introduction to the region, Russian conquest of Caucasus and Central Asia
followed by contemporary studies on political and socio-economic situation of
the region. Second part of the course discusses the geopolitics of energy, the
domestic and external dimension of the energy, as well as the policies of
regional and global actors towards Caucasus and Central Asia Additionally,
aspects such as religion, regional cooperation and other regional dynamics and
problems of the local-global nexus are discussed
- Enseignant: FARKHAD ALIMUKHAMEDOV