Anne Muxel


Anne Muxel is Research Director at CNRS and works at the CEVIPOF (Center for Political Research in Sciences Po Paris). She received a Doctorat de Sociology/Anthropologie Sociale et Culturelle at La Sorbonne /Université Paris V-René Descartes. The author of numerous publications in the field of political science and sociology, Dr. Muxel has headed numerous research and international projects, specifically on youth and politics, political participation, French elections, and family transmission. She has been a visiting professor in North America (NYU) and Japan (Tokyo University) and a key note speaker at numerous international conferences and symposia.  She is a member of the editorial board of the Revue Française de Sociologie, of the Scientific Committee of the French Association of Political Science. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Department of Political Science in Sciences Po Paris where she has taught since 1989. 



Course List: 

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FREN 3485 - Young People and Politics      

Transformations in the relationships between young people and politics are obvious in all Western democracies. Engagement in traditional political institutions has declined in recent decades, leading to what some have seen as a crisis in citizenship. What are the most characteristic transformations towards politics and how could we explain them? What is so special about young people’s politics in all established democracies?

The course will explore the different aspects of politicization: level of interest, involvement, voting, political participation, partisan affiliation, political choices, and also demonstrations and protest. It will study the emergence of a new model of citizenship within the young generations compared to their elders. Social and political cleavages which exist don’t have the same impact on all categories. There is a clear division between young people with and without educational background and qualifications and their political choices are not the same.
More broadly, this course will give many clues to better understand politics in France and the French society today, working with news, surveys, and a wide diversity of research and knowledge from the social sciences. It will propose also many comparisons with other European countries.

Required text: Anne MUXEL, Avoir 20 ans en politique. Les enfants du désenchantement, ISBN-13 : 978-2021002522

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools

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FREN 6678 - Individual & Collective Memory      

Memory is a multifaceted concept that is often interchanged with other similar concepts and used as an equivalent: transmission, inheritance, tradition, history, and identity to cite the most obvious. But what is the specificity of memory? The principal aim of this course is to define the characteristics and functions of the different processes of remembering in both private and public spheres. The course focuses on two principal dimensions:
- Understanding individual familial memory and its role in the construction of social and personal identity
- Explaining the uses of collective memory and commemoration in contemporary democratic societies, and especially in France today
The general framework of the course is designed to integrate social and individual approaches to memory, drawing on a wide diversity of research and knowledge from the social sciences and history. It also develops broader approaches by analyzing examples from literature and cinema.

Required text:
Anne MUXEL, Individu et mémoire familiale : ISBN : 978-2-01-279318-7. Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools

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