Speciality CPP/SPSC


The specialty method conference offers a space for discussion and for utilizing the theoretical, conceptual and methodological knowledge in political sociology that the students have already acquired and are in the process of learning.  For this purpose, the classic works in this field will be studied. The objective of the method conference is to provide different keys for interpreting the contemporary transformations that affect politics in France and Europe.

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

French institutions and political history ; comparative politics.


  • Braud P., Sociologie politique, Paris, LGDJ, 2006.
  • Colas D., Sociologie politique, Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 2002.
  • Déloye Y., Sociologie historique du politique, Paris, La Découverte, 2003.
  • Dormagen Y. & Mouchard D., Introduction à la sociologie politique, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2015.
  • Douillet A.C., Sociologie politique : comportements, acteurs, organisations, Paris, Armand Colin, 2017.

Educational formula

The sessions are organized around the critical reading of an introductory text on the topic selected for  the session and a presentation prepared by the students.

In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Annual

ECTS credits 5.0

Number of hours 36.0

Teaching activityMethod seminar

ValidationContinuous assessment

Mandatory teaching



Educational manager :
Berny Nathalie [+]