Lyon, France

French Politics : a Historical and Sociological Overview

when 20 June 2023 - 12 July 2023
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 EC

Class 1 – Course presentation / The successive French republics and the Fifth Republic / Focus on the Fifth
Republic and its Presidents & PMs / Features of the French political culture
Class 2 – Macron’s political leadership 2017-23: a difficult exercise of balance in an era of uncertainty and
fear (defence & security / EU / economic mutations in France)
Class 3 – France's political challenges in 2023 (sovereignty / immigration / unity)

Course leader

Mr Thierry FORTIN

Target group

Bachelor's level

Course aim

To provide the students with:
 a clear understanding of the long-term political history of France with a complete analysis of the recurring features and an overview of the making of its most significant institutions
 a full-spectrum overview of the current political system in France
an overview of the current political, economic and social issues at stake in France with a detailed description of the various political stances adopted by the diverse parties and factions in the French political sphere.

Credits info

10 EC
Our summer school provides 10 ECTS credits. You need to attend all the courses of the selected session, and not just one course.

Fee info

EUR 0: The summer school fees depend on the package you select : with/without accommodation. It is from 1200€ without accommodation to 2000€ with accommodation.


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