When dealing with political domination, we need to stray from ready-made thinking

Béatrice Hibou answers our questions on political domination, a concept she scrutinizes in her book, The Political Anatomy of Domination, published in the Sciences Po series in International Relations and Political Economy with Palgrave Macmillan, in April 2017. 

Where does the title “political anatomy” come from? 

The title of my book is evidently a tribute to Michel Foucault who offered a “political anatomy of details” in his book Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. It is also a tribute to Karl Marx whom Foucault cited as a reference as well, and who worked on an “anatomy of capital.” Among other references, these two authors have inspired me to attempt a political anatomy of domination in authoritarian states, based on economic practices: I try to show how the most banal economic dispositifs and practices as well as everyday economic life pertain to domination mechanisms. In other words, I consider the economic arena as a place of power, a non-autonomous field, a site where power struggles and games of power and domination can be analyzed in their everyday workings to bring out the multiplicity of dimensions and rationalities.


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Over the last fifty years, pan-Islamic ties have intensified between South Asia and the Gulf. Gathering together some of the best specialists on the subject, Laurence Louër and Christophe Jaffrelot explore these ideological, educational and spiritual networks in a book entitled Pan Islamic Connections. Transnational Networks between South Asia and the Gulf (Hurst & Co, December 2017).


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Les intervenants ont participé à l'ouvrage Où va la démocratie, sous la direction de D.Reynié, Plon, 2017.


Responsable scientifique : Jacques Rupnik, Sciences Po-CERI

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(Re)bâtir jardins et foyers après la catastrophe


13h-14h  : Zhang Qiaoyun (International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden) Turning Disaster Zones into Scenic Sites, Homelands into Gardens: Learning from the “Cultural Recovery” of the Ethnic Qiang Communities after the Wenchuan Earthquake.

14h-15h : Discutantes : Katiana Le Mentec (CNRS) et Sandrine Revet (CERI)

15h00 - 15h30 : Pause

15h30 - 16h30 : Maëlle Calandra (CREDO, CNRS/EHESS, Marseille) Le cyclone, un événement destructeur ambivalent. Etude de l’articulation entre horticulture et catastrophes à Tongoa (Vanuatu).

16h30 -17h30 : Discutante : Vanessa Manceron (LESC, Nanterre)

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Débat à l'occasion de la publication, dans la collection des Etudes du CERI, du Rapport annuel de l'OPALC, Amérique latine. L'année politique (LAPO) 2017*

Sous la présidence de Olivier Dabène, professeur à Sciences Po, chercheur au CERI, président de l'OPALC

Frédéric Louault, professeur à l'ULB, vice-président de l'OPALC

*Etude du CERI n° 233-234, à paraître le 24 janvier

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