Specialty ESSIS


We discuss the contributions of political science and social science to a better understanding of the social and solidarity economy. In the first semester, we focus on what is the social and solidarity economy, using tools provided by the social history of politics, and the history of ideas. How does one understand SSE in relation to broader frameworks such as that of the history of social movements, political organizations, relations with the State, the governance of individuals and economies?

The objective is for students to acquire sufficient knowledge to be able to grasp the historical underpinnings of current SSE issues and challenges and to get their bearings in the political debates it covers. In the second semester, the sessions focus more on recent changes. The aim is to be able to examine the world of SSE in its relations with the State and with the rest of the economic world, from the perspective of the sociology of public action, but also to acquire the tools that will enable students to observe SSE internally, in its organizations and its reconfigurations.

Educational formula

The method conference is structured around oral presentations (two per year per student, in groups), technical reports (one per year, individual), and a critical book review (one per year, individual). Discussions are then organized around these different presentations.

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 :
Ruaud Juliette