Public affairs law and ethics


This class focuses on the values and principles of governance as well as on supervisory and/or regulatory bodies and procedures. It aims to assess the extent to which ethical considerations are taken into account in regulations and public policies.

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

A good understanding of the principle of hierarchy of norms. A good knowledge of the norm-setting process in France and in the European institutions.


  • Arnsperger C., Van Parijs P., Éthique économique et sociale, La découverte, Repères, 2003.
  • Labbée X., Introduction générale au droit : Critères et finalités de la norme juridique, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2016.

Specific bibliography related to the topics adressed in the sessions and updated as the year progresses.

Educational formula

One segment of each session will focus on topics freely chosen by the students, and topics chosen by the lecturer will be discussed in the second part of the session. Individual or group oral presentations, debates.

In brief

Year Fifth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 3.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activitySeminar

ValidationContinuous assessment

Mandatory teaching



Educational manager :
Gaudin Anne [+]