Political sociology


This course will start by studying citizens (citizens in the political system; are citizens qualified enough to be involved?), and then the political participation of ordinary citizens. The aim will then be to provide more in-depth insight into electors and elections (voting and non-voting; voting models: the classics), and to examine the world of political professionals (political careers and the social bases of representation; political parties: are they no longer relevant?), and finally to broaden the scope of reflection by addressing the State and public policies (public policies and their actors; ideas, agendas).


  • Braud Philippe, Sociologie politique, Paris, LGDJ, 2012.
  • Cohen Antonin, Lacroix Bernard, Riutort Philippe, Nouveau manuel de science politique, Paris, la Découverte, 2009.
  • Dormagen Jean-Yves, Mouchard Daniel, Introduction à la sociologie politique, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2015.
  • Lagroye Jacques, François Bastien, Sawicki Frédéric, Sociologie politique, Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 2012.
  • Mény Yves, Surel Yves, Politique comparée. Les démocraties: Allemagne, États-Unis, France, Grande-Bretagne, Italie, Paris, Montchrestien, 2009.

In brief

Year Third year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 2.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityLecture course

ValidationFinal written examination

Mandatory teaching



Forest Amandine [+]

Prévot Christophe [+]

Educational manager :
Tiberj Vincent [+]