Joint master's courses

Joint master's courses

In CIVICA's joint master's courses, two professors from two different CIVICA members co-design and co-teach a course to students in their respective institutions. The joint perspective is a key strength of these courses.

Past and present joint master's courses include:

  • Democracy in Crisis (fall 2020)
    Instructors: Florence Faucher (Sciences Po) and Christian Freudlsperger (Hertie School) 
    The course reflects on how liberal representative regimes are facing challenges that question their foundations, their legitimacy and their institutions - not least the current Corona crisis. Against this backdrop, the course aims to provide students with the tools to analyse the transformations of contemporary democratic institutions and forms of political participation.
     
  • Welfare States in Transition (spring 2021)
    Instructors: Bruno Palier (Sciences Po) and Anke Hassel (Hertie School) 
    The course looks at the transformative changes faced by welfare states in advanced industrial democracies. Through the perspective of political economy, the course will show and analyse how closely the welfare state is intertwined with the economic system of particular countries and how governments have used the potential of the welfare state to reboost growth and job creation.
     
  • Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (spring 2021)
    Instructors: Chloé Le Coq & Jesper Roine (Stockholm School of Economics) and Johanna Mair & Alexandra Ioan (Hertie School)
    Social innovation – the process of developing and deploying new solutions involving non-profit, public, and private sectors - emerges as a novel tool to tackle these complex and interrelated social challenges. This course offers students an understanding of the field of social innovation and social entrepreneurship and how these contribute to solving societal problems.

Photo credit: Marta Nascimento/Sciences Po and Svenja Krüger/Hertie School