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DSPO 25A04 - Equality and diversity in the United States

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The topic of this multidisciplinary seminar is discrimination, affirmative action, and multiculturalism, considered within the specific context of the US experience. That experience is characterized by three structural features that De Tocqueville famously identified: the “passion for equality”, the salience of “racial” cleavages, and the juridicialization of politics. Elaborating upon those intuitions, the seminar will rely extensively on history (that of ethnoracial and religious minorities since the early nineteenth century), law (through a thorough analysis of some of the key Supreme Court decisions in this area) and political philosophy (by discussing theories of social justice and equality, notably those of John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, and Michael Walzer).


SABBAGH, Daniel (Researcher, CERI - Sciences Po)

Course validation

Continuous Assessment