PhD students

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T V W
Supervisor: Jean-Pierre Filiu
Middle East
Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Political science, Sociology
Comparative political sociology
Identity and politics, Violence and danger management
Supervisor: Riva Kastoryano

Sécuriser l'Etat à travers l'intégration religieuse : une analyse comparative de l'application des politiques d'intégration à l'égard des musulmans en France et au Royaume-Uni, 1980-2016

Religious integration policy, Islam in Europe, Security institutions, immigration
Western Europe
France, United Kingdom
Political science
Comparative politics
Identity and politics, Violence and danger management
Supervisor: Élise Massicard

Engagement féminin et transformation de l’action publique : le rôle des femmes dans le mode de gouvernement de l’AKP en Turquie

Sociology of activism, women in political parties, government parties, local government and implementation of public policies
Middle East
Turkey
Political science
Comparative political sociology
Political participation and mobilization, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: François Godement

L'Afrique vue de Chine : le rôle de l'expertise chinoise dans le processus de formulation de la politique extérieure de la Chine en Afrique

Central Africa, East Africa and The Horn, North Africa, North-East Asia, Southern Africa, West Africa
China
Supervisor: Eric Verdeil

La ville comme gisement : étude des expérimentations de ré-usage des matériaux de (dé)construction. (Grand Paris-Randstad)

Public policy, waste and building materials, urban metabolism and environment, territorial governance, circular economy, sustainability transition studies
Western Europe
France, Netherlands
Geography, Sociology
Urban studies, urban planning and development
The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisors: Astrid von Busekist et Camille Roth

Les réseaux sociaux et la sphère politique : les dilemmes politiques du temps-réel

Global realm
Supervisor: Christian Lequesne

Diplomatie de parti, diplomatie d’Etat : Le parti socialiste français et la politique étrangère de la France au Maghreb et au Proche-Orient (1971-2017)

State-political parties interactions concerning Foreign policies
Global realm, Middle East, North Africa, Western Europe
Algeria, France, Israel, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Richard Banégas

(De)constructing foreignness through schooling. Johannesburg low-income high-schools staff building the post-apartheid Nation: from institutional xenophobia to critical literacy

South African schools and the making of a relationship to the foreigners, national identity making, school administration practices, identification practices in schools, public action instruments, the institutionalization of xenophobia, educational methods, critical educational methods, practical norms, framework of discrimination, schools’ response to violence
Southern Africa
South Africa
Political science
Political sociology, sociology of education, sociology of discrimination, sociology of urban education, sociology of public actions
Identity and politics
Supervisor: Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

En quête de statut. Mobilités et trajectoires soudanaises entre l’Egypte et Israël (2005-2015)

Borders, civil society, discriminations, human rights, identity, international organizations, migrations, mobilizations, social movements, transnational networks
East Africa and The Horn, Middle East
Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Sudan
Political science, Sociology
Identity and politics, Political participation and mobilization
Supervisor: Karoline Postel-Vinay

Gouvernement des communs et enjeu écologique : la redéfinition de la spatialité et des temporalités d'action au sein de l'espace mondial à travers les cas d'étude bolivien et équatorien

Latin America and the Caribbean
Bolivia, Ecuador
Supervisor: Frédéric Ramel

L'influence dans une alliance militaire: le cas de la France à l'OTAN (2009-2019)

NATO, French foreign policy, Diplomatic practices, Arctic, International relations theory, International regimes
Arctic / Antarctica, Global realm, North America, Western Europe
France, United States
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Camille Goirand

La dichotomie public/privé à l’épreuve du travail domestique : une étude comparée entre le Pérou et la Bolivie

Latin America and the Caribbean
Bolivia, Peru
Supervisor: Christian Lequesne

Diplomatic Practice Formation and Foreign Policy: A compared study

Global realm
Supervisor: Françoise Mengin

From Imperialism to Intimacy : an Ethnography of the first Chinese migrants to Zambia 1980-today

China-led globalisation, China-Africa relations, migration, development
North-East Asia, Southern Africa
China, Zambia
Political science
Anthropology, political sociology
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: Richard Banégas

"Rentrer dans le rang ?" Etat, vigilantisme et politiques de sécurité au Burkina Faso

Self-defense/vigilante groups, mob justice/vigilantism, security policies
West Africa
Burkina Faso
Political science, Sociology
Comparative political sociology
Identity and politics, Violence and danger management
Supervisor: Christian Lequesne

The Making of U.S. Policy with Iran, 2001-2017: The Social Construction of Representations of the Iranian Enemy

Foreign policy: US Foreign policies; decision-making, role of civil society; perception and representation of threat/the enemy, Iranian-American relations in the twenty-first century, American security policy, international negotiations: perceptions of Otherness
Caucasus / Central Asia, Middle East, North America
Iran, United States
Political science
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Guillaume Devin

Des architectes de la paix ? Les politiques étrangères arabes vis-à-vis du conflit israélo-palestinien depuis 2002

Israel/Palestine, foreign policy, peace negotiations, regionalization, Palestinian state-building
Global realm, Middle East
Egypt, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisors: Bruno Latour et Géraldine Pflieger

Le Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l'évolution du climat (GIEC) face aux controverses

International environmental policy, role of scientific knowledge in the emergence and upholding of environmental regimes, international environmental expertise production, climate change expertise and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the resulting conflicts
Global realm
Political science
Political sociology, science and technology studies
Supervisor: Richard Banégas

La cité bureaucratique post-conflit en Côte d’Ivoire : analyse de la bureaucratisation par le haut et par le bas de la société ivoirienne sous l’effet des politiques de postconflit

Post conflict reconstruction policies: combatants' disarmament, demobilization and reintegration; reform of the security sector; bureaucratization of African societies
West Africa
Ivory Coast
Political science, Sociology
Comparative political sociology
Political participation and mobilization, Violence and danger management
Supervisor: Bertrand Badie

The Economic Community of Central African States and Statebuilding in the Central African Republic

Wars and conflicts, democracy/democratization, diplomacy, State, Governance, multilateralism, international organizations, peace/peacekeeping, security policies
Central Africa, Global realm
Central African Republic
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: Ariel Colonomos

Valeur de la vie humaine et adversité : doit-on secourir à tout prix ? Le dilemme des otages

Value of human life, Kidnappings and hostage-takings, Ethical responsibility, Political responsibility, Liberal democracies’ response to violence
Global realm
Colombia, Israel, United Kingdom, United States
Philosophy, Political science
Political theory, Ethics of war
Violence and danger management
Supervisor: Bertrand Badie

La diplomatie des Frères Musulmans d'Egypte (1977-2012)

Middle East, North Africa
Egypt
Supervisor: Guillaume Devin

La gouvernance régionale de l’Arctique : construction d’une nouvelle échelle politique

Arctic, governance, region, scales, regional cooperation, Arctic Council, Indigenous peoples
Arctic / Antarctica, Global realm
Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, United States
Geography, Political science
Geopolitics, International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisors: Ariel Colonomos et Jean-Vincent Holeindre

Les problématiques environnementales et climatiques dans les politiques de défense, en France et aux Etats-Unis

Defense policy, environment and climate, energy policy, security studies, strategic thinking, geopolitical theories, just war doctrine
Global realm, North America, Western Europe
France, United States
Political science
International relations, Political theory
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Frédéric Ramel

Des principes à la pratique : du processus de décision de la FAO et de son influence dans la transformation des politiques d'investissement agricole

Investment regulations through multilateral voluntary instruments, environmentally friendly agricultural investments, international organizations
Global realm
Political science
International relations, international political economy
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Camille Goirand

Les supporters dans leurs rapports au politique : échanges en politique, socialisation politique et gestion des illégalismes "barristas" en Argentine

Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina
Supervisor: Françoise Mengin

La taïwanisation de la République de Chine : analyse de la recomposition des équilibres dans le détroit de Taïwan à travers le cas de Kinmen

Nation-state building, democratization and demilitarization, Sino-Taiwanese relations, historical and comparative political sociology
North-East Asia
Taiwan
Political science
Comparative political sociology
Identity and politics, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: Bertrand Badie

Le mouvement mondial contre la guerre en Irak, octobre 2002 - avril 2003 : la transnationalisation de la contestation

Global realm
Supervisor: Jérôme Sgard

L'après-guerre en République du Congo : reconfigurations sociales et pratiques de l'assistance économique dans un environnement fragile

Central Africa
Republic of the Congo
Supervisors: Bertrand Badie et Bayram Balci

L’internationalisation des communautés alaouites (Syrie, Turquie, Liban) face au conflit syrien

Sects, minorities and State in the Middle East, identities and conflict, crisis related transnational networks, religious actors’ diplomacy
Global realm, Middle East
Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Political science, Sociology
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, Identity and politics
Supervisor: Bertrand Badie

The elite American university as agent of soft power, 2009-2019: How is academic excellence an instrument for US influence in the world

North America
United States
Supervisors: Matthias Koenig (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) et Kathy Rousselet (CERI)

The making of the right to freedom of religion : faith-based advocacy groups litigating at the European Court of Human Rights

Supervisor: Richard Balme

Le rôle de l'Etat dans la diffusion internationale de l'art contemporain chinois : laisser-faire ou intervention stratégique ?

North-East Asia
China
Supervisor: Jean-Philippe Béja

Plus que "rightful resistance" ? Une étude de la politique contestataire de la classe moyenne chinoise

Politicization of Chinese social movements, private owners’ movement in China, Chinese women’s movement, civil society in China
North-East Asia
China
Political science, Sociology
Identity and politics, Political participation and mobilization
Supervisor: Christian Lequesne

La Force intérimaire des Nations unies au Liban : Facteurs d’une pérennité institutionnelle

Peacekeeping, conflict resolution, development policies, international standards, political ethnography, United Nations, Lebanon, Middle East
Global realm, Middle East
Lebanon
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Luis Martinez

L'évolution de la construction des politiques publiques dans le cadre de la transition démocratique de la Tunisie

North Africa
Tunisia
Supervisor: Luis Martinez

International Interventions and Failed State-Building in Somalia

East Africa and The Horn
Somalia
Supervisors: Bruno Latour et Astrid von Busekist

Démocratie et émancipation à l'heure de l'anthropocène. Théorie politique et pratique de l'écologie politique

Political ecology, Anthropocene, ecofeminism, climatic mutation
Global realm
Philosophy, Political science
Political theory
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, Identity and politics
Supervisors: Luis Martinez

Les groupes armés non-étatiques : structures, assises territoriales et relations à l’Etat

armed organizations, conflicts, civil wars
Middle East, North Africa
Algeria, Lebanon
Political science, Sociology
Violence and danger management
Supervisor: Frédéric Ramel

Patrimoine culturel et opérations de paix de l’ONU

Protection of cultural heritage through UN peace operations, including new themes in the remit of peace operations, evolution of the UN agenda
Global realm, Middle East, West Africa
Iraq, Mali, Syria
Political science
International relations, historical sociology, sociology of International Relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Astrid von Busekist

La communauté juive en France de la fin du XXe au début du XXIe siècle

Western Europe
France
Supervisor: Guillaume Devin

Construction et usages des statistiques internationales, le cas de l’UNODC

Quantitative sociology/statistics, critical cartography, international organizations, United Nations
Global realm
Geography, Political science
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisors: Olivier Dabène, Gilles Favarel-Garrigues et Hélène Combes

Les hommes des affaires et le marché de protection

Economic actors and the market of protection in criminal milieus, violent non state actors and corruption
Latin America and the Caribbean
Mexico
Political science
Political sociology
Violence and danger management
Supervisor: Olivier Dabène

The Military Mystique: War and Policing in Latin America

Wars and conflicts, crime, democracy/democratization, security policies, violence
Latin America and the Caribbean
Brazil, Mexico
Political science
Violence and danger management
Supervisor: Didier Bigo

Surveillance en ligne : les stratégies d'adaptation des géants des nouvelles technologies face aux exigences des services nationaux de sécurité

Internet giants, Internet Governance, privacy, personal data, online surveillance
Global realm, North America, Western Europe
Political science
International relations
Violence and danger management
Supervisors: Kathy Rousselet et Anne de Tinguy

Multi-level attempts to transfer international norms : policies and practices of asylum in Ukraine (1991-2017)

Norms transfer, state-NGO relations, NGO-funders relations, state and post communism, Foreign language teaching, adaptation to instability
Central and Eastern Europe
Ukraine
Political science, Sociology
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Gilles Favarel-Garrigues

La fabrique des violations des droits de l’homme en Russie : contribution à la sociologie des acteurs et des pratiques de défense des droits de l’homme à partir du cas russe

Russia
Supervisor: Richard Banégas et Nicolas Bancel

Les dispositifs d’activités physiques et sportives au service de la construction nationale en Côte d’Ivoire et au Ghana (1950-1979)

Citizenship, civil society, colonialism, nationalism, state, transnational networks, women
West Africa
Ghana, Ivory Coast
History, Political science
Identity and politics, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: Ariel Colonomos

De l'interdépendance à l'intégration : gouvernance environnementale et construction de la paix en eaux transfrontières. Les cas du fleuve Uruguay et du lac Victoria

Central Africa, Global realm, Latin America and the Caribbean
Supervisors: Jacques Rupnik (CERI) et Mitja Velikonja (Université de Ljubljana)

(Post) Yugoslav memories as resistance strategies

Yugonostalgia, memory and memorial policies, post-Yugoslav space
Balkans
Croatia, Former Yugoslavia, Serbia, Slovenia
Political science
Political sociology
Identity and politics, Political participation and mobilization
Supervisor: Bertrand Badie

L'exercice de la puissance régionale au Sahara-Sahel - L'Algérie et la Libye comme médiateurs au Nord-Mali et Nord-Niger (2006-2016)

Wars and conflicts, borders, State, regional integration, foreign policy, mobilizations, peace/peacekeeping, security policies, transnational networks, violence
North Africa, West Africa
Algeria, Libya, Mali, Niger
Political science
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, Identity and politics, The State and the transformations of the State, Violence and danger management
Supervisor: Guillaume Devin

"Too big to shun" : les stratégies diplomatiques des Etats baltes pour construire une relation de bon voisinage avec la Russie contemporaine

Diplomatic practices, bilateral diplomacy, sociology of foreign policy, International Relations, Small nations, Baltic States, Russia
Central and Eastern Europe, Global realm, Russia
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation
Political science, Sociology
International relations, foreign policy analysis
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisors: Ariel Colonomos et Thierry Balzacq

Secrecy and unveiling in international relations: the reconfigurations of the norm of secrecy in the Western world

The norm of secrecy in IR, normative debates in IR, history of secret services, intelligence service cooperation
Global realm, North America, Western Europe
France, United Kingdom, United States
Political science
International relations
The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: François Bafoil

L'impact de l'européanisation dans la création de la politique de protection de l'enfance : une étude comparée entre le Royaume-Uni, la France et la Bulgarie

Europeanization and Child protection, Social Policy
Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe
Bulgaria, France, United Kingdom
Political science
Social Policy
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Yves Surel

« Away of prohibition ». Emergence, mise sur agenda et changement de la politique des drogues en Amérique latine. Colombie, Mexique et Uruguay en perspective comparée.

Drug policy, cannabis, Latin America, social movements
Latin America and the Caribbean
Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay
Political science, Sociology
Public policy, sociology of public action
Identity and politics, Political participation and mobilization
Supervisor: Guillaume Devin

Revisiter l’histoire de l’intégration européenne : le poids des structures et des conjonctures internationales

Historical sociology, structure, events, historicity, State, institution, European integration, International relations, hegemony, empire, war, economy, international politics, capitalism, crisis, (post)Fordism, regulation, ordoliberalism
Global realm, North America, Western Europe
Economy, History, Political science
Political economy, Historical sociology, International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Gilles Favarel-Garrigues

Des citoyens-policiers ? Mobilisations sécuritaires et transformations du maintien de l'ordre à Karachi

Wars and conflicts, crime, State, security policies, vigilantism, cities and metropolises, violence
South Asia
Pakistan
Political science
The State and the transformations of the State, Violence and danger management
Supervisors: Laurent Fourchard (CERI) and Patrick Le Galès (CEE)

The effects of infrastructural change on local representation: waste politics in Lagos and Mexico City

local representation, social movements, environmental politics, waste management, urban governance, circular economies
Latin America and the Caribbean, West Africa
Mexico, Nigeria
Political science, Sociology
Political participation and mobilization, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisors: Guillaume Devin (CERI) et Carlos Milani (UERJ – IESP, Brésil)

Internationalisation des politiques publiques en direction des bidonvilles, les cas du Brésil et de la Colombie

International cooperation, public policy, urban issues
Global realm, Latin America and the Caribbean
Brazil, Colombia
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: Christophe Jaffrelot

The Mizoram Peace Accord - Conflict and Resolution

South Asia
India
Supervisor: Bertrand Badie

La Responsabilité de Protéger au Conseil de Sécurité : enjeux et pratiques (The Responsibility to Protect at the Security Council: challenges and applications)

Global realm
Supervisor: Frédéric Ramel

Le Pop Art américain et la diplomatie publique des Etats-Unis

US foreign policy, American civilization, public diplomacy, culture and international relations
Global realm, North America
Canada, Mexico, United States
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, Identity and politics
Supervisor: Christophe Jaffrelot

Relegation of Dalits in Urban India: a Study of Socio-Spatial Segregation in Ajmer

South Asia
India
Supervisor: Jean-Louis Rocca

Social protest, political field and reform policy in China: the case of sanitation workers in Guangzhou

North-East Asia
China
Supervisor: Guillaume Devin

Evolution and transformations of Japan's multilateral diplomacy

Japanese multilateral diplomacy, Japan and the United Nations
Global realm, North-East Asia
Japan
Political science
International relations, Japanese studies
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisor: Élise Massicard

Establishment of a New Public Moral Sense: Social Equality and the Idea of Freedom. A Comparison of the Gezi Movement (Turkey) and the Green Movement (Iran)

Middle East
Iran, Turkey
Supervisor: Frédéric Ramel

L'humanitaire international à l'épreuve de l'universalisme : quelle(s) approche(s) éthique(s) au sein des sociétés nationales africaines de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge ?

Central Africa, East Africa and The Horn, Global realm, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa
Supervisor: Jacques Rupnik

La place et l'influence du cinéma d'État dans la construction du récit officiel en Yougoslavie : le mythe cinématographique de Josip Broz Tito

Balkans
Former Yugoslavia
Supervisor: Ariel Colonomos

La paix à l'âge des ODD : étude sur l'élévation normative de la paix dans le contexte des Objectifs de Développement Durable des Nations Unies

Global realm
Supervisor: Guillaume Devin

Europe arc-en-ciel contre Europe chrétienne: l’Église, l’Europe et la question homosexuelle

Catholic mobilisations against LGBTQIA+ rights in the European Union, Regionalist parties and mobilisations in the European Union
Central and Eastern Europe, Global realm, Western Europe
Political science
International relations
Identity and politics, Political participation and mobilization
Supervisor: Bertrand Badie

La politique française d’intervention extérieure de 2007 à 2017 : sociologie d’un overachievement

Military/Defense, wars and conflicts, diplomacy, peace/peacekeeping, foreign policy, Africa et Middle East
Global realm, Western Europe
France
Political science
International relations
Supervisor: Kathy Rousselet

L'impact de la double citoyenneté sur la construction des frontières ethniques : analyse des mécanismes d'identification des Aussiedler en Allemagne

Western Europe
Germany