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Luc Rouban has received the 2013 Labor History Non-US Best Article award

Luc Rouban, CNRS Research Director at the CEVIPOF, has received the 2013 Labor History Non-US Best Article award for his article: “Back to the Nineteenth Century: the Managerial Reform of the French Civil Service”. Labor History is an internationally well-known peer-reviewed journal devoted to research in the field of labor sociology and history. This article has been distinguished for its innovative approach to an imporant issue : reforming the State. In this study, he has associated the political sociology of values with the sociology of the State, two perspectives which usually ignore [...]

« The Power of Inaction. Bank Bailouts in Comparison » by Cornelia Woll

The Power of Inaction. Bank Bailouts in Comparison by Cornelia Woll Cornell University Press, April 2014 Bank bailouts in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the Great Recession brought into sharp relief the power that the global financial sector holds over national politics, and provoked widespread public outrage. In The Power of Inaction, Cornelia Woll details the varying relationships between financial institutions and national governments by comparing national bank rescue schemes in the United States and Europe. Woll starts with a broad overview of bank [...]

Religion in America: A Political History by Denis Lacorne

Religion in America: A Political History by Denis Lacorne Columbia University Press, 2nd ed. Denis Lacorne identifies two competing narratives defining the American identity. The first narrative, derived from the philosophy of the Enlightenment, is essentially secular. Associated with the Founding Fathers and reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers, this line of reasoning is predicated on separating religion from politics to preserve political freedom from an overpowering church. Prominent thinkers such as Voltaire, Thomas Paine, and [...]

IDDRI and IOM publish « The State of Environmental Migration 2013 – A review of 2012″

The State of Environmental Migration 2013 – A review of 2012 by François Gemenne; Pauline Brücker; Dina Ionesco This volume is the third of an annual series, which aims to provide the reader with regularly-updated assessments on the changing nature and dynamics of environmental migration throughout the world. The idea for it stemmed from the course ‘Environment and Migration’, taught at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po. The course, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the world, examines the complex relationship between [...]

Sciences Po is opening six faculty positions

Submission Deadline - Position 6 January 2014 –  The Law School is opening a campaign to recruit a full professorship in International Public Law for a public-sector teaching position 12 January 2014 –  The Departement of Political Science is opening a campaign to recruit a full professorship in Political Theory / Political Philosophy for a public-sector teaching position 15 January 2014 –  The Law School is opening a campaign to recruit a full professorship in Intellectual Property for a public-sector teaching position 16 February 2014 –  The Departement of [...]

« Ethical Consumption » by Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier

Ethical Consumption by Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier Fernwood Publishing, October 2013 Consumers are often importuned to exercise responsibility in the market sphere and to consume with an eye to their obligations as citizens. They express their ideals directly through their purchases, participating in larger-scale protests: boycotting products from a large multinational corporation, buying “ethical” products, resisting advertising campaigns and supporting alternative forms of trade. Whether in the form of a small collective action or a mass movement, the capacity to put new environmental or [...]

« 1989 as a Political World Event Democracy, Europe and the New International System in the Age of Globalization », by Jacques Rupnik (ed.)

1989 as a Political World Event: Democracy, Europe and the New International System in the Age of Globalization Edited by Jacques Rupnik This book is not about the events of 1989, but about 1989 as a world event. Starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet bloc it examines the historical significance and the world brought about by 1989. When the Cold War ended in Europe it ushered in a world in which the international agenda is set outside Europe, in America or Asia. The book critically examines and moves beyond some of the conveniently simple paradigms proposed [...]

« The G20 : A New Geopolitical Order » by Karoline Postel-Vinay

The G20: A New Geopolitical Order by Karoline Postel-Vinay CERI Series in International Relations and Political Economy Palgrave Pivot, November 2013 The composition of the Group of Twenty or G20 reflects the metamorphosis of world politics. In contrast with other ‘Gs’ (G8, G77) its members are both developed and emerging economies, democracies and authoritarian regimes, secular and religious governments. This book argues that the G20 is neither a global executive board for a new world order, nor is it just a crisis unit for failing economies. It is a laboratory for the [...]

Sciences Po Ranked as France’s Top University in Political Science, International Relations, Sociology and History

June 2013 QS has published its international ranking of universities, discipline by discipline. Among the 200 ranked universities, Sciences Po ranks among the best. In Political Science and International relations, as in Sociology, Sciences Po is ranked 1st among French universities. In addition, Sciences Po is ranked 3rd in History, even though our department of History is of modest size in comparison to the two first French universities. Internationally, Science Po ranked 16th in both political sciences and international relations, and 30th in sociology. More [...]

Vincent Tiberj & alii. publish « Developments in French Politics » , 5th edition

Developments in French Politics 5th edition Edited by Alistair Cole, Sophie Meunier and Vincent Tiberj  Palgrave Macmillan, May 2013 Developments in French Politics 5 provides a systematic assessment of French politics following the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. Bringing together an entirely new set of specifically-commissioned, its central theme is whether the discourse of reform – initiated by Sarkozy – has been translated into tangible change. Table of contents 1. From Sarkozy To Hollande: The New Normal?; Alistair Cole, Sophie Meunier, Vincent Tiberj 2. The [...]

Christine Musselin & alii. publish « Constructing Quality : The Classification of Goods in Markets »

Constructing Quality : The Classification of Goods in Markets Edited by Jens Beckert and Christine Musselin Oxford University Press June 2013 How can we engage in a market relationship when the quality of the goods we want to acquire is unknown, invisible, or uncertain? For market exchange to be possible, purchasers and suppliers of goods must be able to assess the quality of a product in relation to other products. Only by recognizing qualities and perceiving quality differences can purchasers make non-random choices, and price differences between goods be justified. [...]

The 2013 Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize has been awarded to Virginie Guiraudon

The 2013 Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize has been awarded to Virginie Guiraudon, who at the time of winning, is Research Director at Sciences Po Centre d’études européennes. The Jury felt that Professor Guiraudon has made a significant contribution to European political sociology, through her impactful research and academic activities. A recipient of several other prestigious prizes, including the George Lavau award for best PhD on French contemporary politics (Harvard 1999) and the CNRS bronze medal, Professor Guiraudon has published widely on European public policies, citizenship, [...]
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