2017-2018 / SOCI0205-1

Globalisation and civil society : theory and players


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in sociology, professional focus in Immigration Studies (Codiplomation)6 crédits 
 Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)6 crédits 
 Master in population and development studies (120 ECTS)6 crédits 
 Master in sociology (120 ECTS)6 crédits 
 Certificat d'université en didactique de la Philosophie et de la citoyenneté5 crédits 


Gautier Pirotte

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course is dedicated to the study of the concepts of "civil society" and "globalisation" by theoretical and empirical approaches while trying, on the one hand, to bring out a properly sociological glance and, on the other hand, to promote a reflexion on the current place of these concepts in the field of development studies.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To approach scientifically the concepts of globalisation and civil society. To apprehend the social and cultural effects of the so-called globalisation process. To understand the place taken by the concept of civil society in development policies and daily activities.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The knowledge of English is an asset.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Personal work (instructions will be defined at the beginning of the class).

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

The mode of delivery will be defined at the beginning of the year depending on the number of students.
This course will be organised during the second semester.

Recommended or required readings

Reference book:
Pirotte G, La notion de société civile, Paris, La Découverte, 2007, coll. "Repères"
+ Bibliography

Assessment methods and criteria

Based on an oral presentation and an essay.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Gautier Pirotte
Tel : 04/366.27.80
Véronique Fettweis 
Tél.: 04/366.52.69
Secretariat Faculty of Social Sciences :
Nathalie Pulgar
Tel : 03/366.36.18