PhD students

A B C D E F G H J K L M O P R S T V W Y Z
Supervisors: Elise Massicard and Eric Verdeil

Investir l’institution électorale dans un contexte de recompositions des conditions de l’échange politique : l'engagement politique des députés et des conseillers municipaux en Jordanie

Middle East
Jordan
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
Supervisors: Frédéric Ramel (CERI) & Souleymane Bachir (Columbia U.)

L'africanisation de la sécurité en Afrique de l'Ouest

West Africa, security, postcolonial studies
West Africa
Ghana, Senegal
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
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: Thierry Balzacq

L’autodétermination comme principe d’autonomie politique : histoire et appropriation d’un droit équivoque en Bolivie et au Chili depuis les années 1970

Right to self-determination, political autonomy, indigenous peoples, globalisation and international changes
Latin America and the Caribbean
Bolivia, Chile
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, Identity and politics
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
Supervisors: Richard Banégas & Rachel Riedl (Northwestern U.)

Incumbent Populism in Southern Africa: Race, Land, Liberation and Dominant Parties. Comparative Study of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia

Southern Africa
Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Supervisors: Richard Banégas & Claire Benit-Gbaffou

(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: Frédéric Ramel

Influence in a military alliance: the case of France at NATO (2009-2019)

NATO, French foreign and defense policy, organisational sociology
Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Western Europe
France, United States
Political science, Sociology
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: Eric Verdeil

La diversification des configurations de fourniture d'électricité au Liban

Middle East
Lebanon
Sociology
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
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: Jean-Pierre Filiu

L’impact du secteur privé sur les réfugiés syriens en Jordanie, Liban et Turquie

Middle East
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Supervisor: Christian Lequesne

Sociologie des professionnels de la réforme du secteur de sécurité : le cas des missions d'appui de l'Union européenne aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali et du Niger (EUCAP Sahel)

Global realm, West Africa
Mali, Niger
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: Thierry Balzacq

L’encadrement de la participation de Huawei dans le déploiement de la 5G : Sociologie d’une politique de gestion de risque

Cyber-security, Intelligence, Grand strategy, International relations, Actor-network theory
Global realm
Political science
International Relations
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

L'impact des dynamiques régionales sur la politique intérieure palestinienne : le cas du processus de réconciliation intra-palestinienne depuis 2005

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
Supervisor: Guillaume Devin

Le changement dans les organisations internationales : le cas de l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM)

Global realm
Political science
International Relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
Supervisors: Olivier Dabène and Marie-Christine Doran

Au nom de la démocratie: entre impunité transitionnelle et extrême violence actuelle. Analyse à la lumière des cas du Chili et du Brésil post-transition

Political violence, Democracy and democratization, Human Rights, Rule of Law, Political participation and mobilization
Latin America and the Caribbean
Brazil, Chile
Political science
Comparative politics
Political participation and mobilization, Violence and danger management
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
Supervisors: Laurent Fourchard and Patrick Le Galès

The differentiated translations of BRT policies. A comparative examination of the implementation of mass transit policies at the local level in Cape Town, Lagos, Greater Paris and Rio de Janeiro

Public action, BRT, local governance, public policy transfer
Latin America and the Caribbean, Southern Africa, West Africa, Western Europe
Brazil, France, Nigeria, South Africa
Political science
Public policy analysis
The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisors: Ariel Colonomos (CERI) & Michael Ignatieff (CEU)

Otages, doit-on négocier avec les "terroristes"?

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
Political science
Political theory
The State and the transformations of the State, Violence and danger management
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: Nadège Ragaru

Seeking Justice, Finding Dogma/Forgetting Collectively: the permeating influence of prosecuting

Supervisors: Kathy Rousselet and Philippe Portier

The Izborsky Club: socio-history of an ideological interest group and its attempt to elaborate a modernising conservatism in contemporary Russia

Science, technology
Russia
Russian Federation
Political science
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
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
Supervisors: Didier Bigo and Benoit Pélopidas

Governing nuclear knowledges. A comparative genealogy of the regimes of governance of nuclear knowledges in nuclear armed states (1939-1975)

History of nuclear knowledges, practices of secrecy in democractic states, nuclear weapons programs
Global realm
Political science
International Relations
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

Transcending Factions: The Determinants of Cohesion in Insurgent Movements. Why do some rebel groups split into rival factions while other maintain their cohesion throughout long civil conflict?

Civil conflicts, rebel governance, wartime political processes
East Africa and The Horn
Ethiopia
Political science
Conflict studies
Violence and danger management
Supervisors: Bertrand Badie et Bayram Balci

L’internationalisation des 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
Middle East
Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Political science
International relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, Identity and politics
Supervisor: Astrid von Busekist

Le viol au tribunal : régimes de véridiction pénale. Analyse comparative des pratiques judiciaires, France/Amérique du nord

North America
France
Supervisor: Jean-Pierre Filiu

L’auto-organisation en politique : l’émergence de conseils locaux en Syrie de 2012-2018

Middle East
Syria
Political science
International Relations
Political participation and mobilization, The State and the transformations of the State
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: Luis Martinez

Les bailleurs internationaux et la construction étatique palestinienne

Middle East
Palestine
Supervisors: Richard Banégas and Philippe Bezès

Les transferts monétaires en Afrique. Circulations, conception et mise en oeuvre : une analyse comparée Ouganda, Namibie et Cameroun

Social protection, public policies, anthropology of development, policy-feedbacks
Central Africa, East Africa and The Horn, Southern Africa
Cameroon, Namibia, Uganda
Political science
Comparative politics
The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: Luis Martinez

La fabrication des réformes de décentralisation en Tunisie post-révolutionnaire

North Africa
Tunisia
Supervisors: Luis Martinez and Roland Marchal

International Interventions and State-Building in Somalia

State ideology and counter-hegemonic alternatives, international intervention as global governance instrument, security as biopolitical control tool, IR theory as expression of hegemonic ideology, alternatives to the neoliberal state based on local cultures
Caucasus / Central Asia, East Africa and The Horn, Middle East, South Asia
Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen
Political science
Historical political sociology
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: Alain Dieckhoff

Le Likoud et les mandats locaux. Comment les mandats locaux permettent-ils l’émergence d’une nouvelle classe politique ?

israeli politics, study of political parties, local governance, development of political elites
Middle East
Israel
Political science
Political participation and mobilization, The State and the transformations of the State
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 & Christian Olsson

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: Didier Bigo

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”: An Anthropological Study of “Everyday” Intelligence Oversight

The oversight of intelligence agencies, critical (in)security studies, anthropology of political violence, IR Theory
Middle East, North America, Western Europe
Belgium, France, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Sociology
International Political Sociology; Political Anthropological Research for International Sociology (“PARIS”) of (in)security; International Relations Theory; Anthropology of Violence
The State and the transformations of the State, Violence and danger management
Supervisors: Guillaume Devin and Carlos Milani

Les opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies et les politiques étrangères de l'Afrique du Sud, du Brésil et de l’Inde : une analyse comparée

Global realm, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, Southern Africa
Brazil, India, South Africa
Political science
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics, 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
Supervisor: Kathy Rousselet

Le rôle de l’Église orthodoxe russe dans les questions environnementales en Russie contemporaine : l'exemple de la Sibérie

Russia
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: 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) and Mitja Velikonja (Université de Ljubljana)

(Post) Yugoslav memories as resistance strategies: Understanding the political significance of Yugonostalgia

Postsocialist memory; (Post)Yugoslav societies; political generations; nostalgia and Yugonostalgia
Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
Political science
Political sociology; Memory studies
Identity and politics, Political participation and mobilization
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: Béatrice Hibou

Le gouvernement du travail illibéral : orchestrer les migrations rotatives dans l’agriculture du Mezzogiorno italien et dans l’industrie de l’île Maurice

Southern Africa, Western Europe
Malta, Mauritius
Political science
The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisors: Eric Verdeil & Eberhard Kienle

The Contested Geopolitics of Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas Discoveries and Exploration Process

Political science
Comparative 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: Ariel Colonomos

La régulation des systèmes d'armes létales autonomes : les négociations internationales entre logiques de puissance et poids de la société civile

Political science
International Relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
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
Supervisors: Gilles Favarel-Garrigues & Laurent Gayer

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
Supervisor: Hélène Combes

La construction de la politique polaire chinoise. Un enjeu géopolitique pour la gouvernance internationale des pôles au XXIe siècle

Governance systems, transnational relations, history of international relations, international civil society, environment
Arctic / Antarctica, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, North-East Asia, Russia, Western Europe
Chile, China, France, United Kingdom, United States
Political science
International Relations
Actors and levels of regulation in world politics
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
Supervisors: Christophe Jaffrelot & Nurit Stadler (Hebrew U. of Jerusalem)

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

Urban segregation, social mobility, social stratification, sociology of religion, Indian politics
South Asia
India
Sociology
Urban Sociology, Political Sociology
Identity and politics, Political participation and mobilization
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
Supervisors: Alain Dieckhoff et Yitzhak Reiter

God will not remain absent: religious-nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - a comparative approach

Religious nationalism, Islami, Judaism, nationalism, holy sites, conflict studies
Middle East
Israel, Palestine
Political science
Comparative political sociology
Identity and politics, Political participation and mobilization
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: Frédéric Ramel

La cause de l’enfance dans les institutions internationales : genèse et transformation de la cause des enfants migrants

Global realm
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
Supervisor: Christian Lequesne

How do Brussels and Member States’ Capitals Coordinate? EU Foreign Policy vis-à-vis East Asia

Central and Eastern Europe, North-East Asia, Western Europe
Supervisor: Eric Verdeil

Différentiel de rentes et rentes différentielles des sous-marchés du logement à Beyrouth; le marché locatif précaire et les propriétés des réfugiés palestiniens

Middle East
Lebanon, Syria
Geography
Urban political economy
The State and the transformations of the State
Supervisor: Christian Lequesne

La diplomatie publique et la promotion de l'image nationale chinoise en Europe depuis 2010

Western Europe
China
Political science
International relations
Supervisor: Françoise Mengin

Chinese Attitudes towards African Immigrants: Chinese Nationalism and Racial Discourses in a Globalized Age

African immigrants in China, nationalism, racism
North-East Asia
China
Political science
Identity and politics, The State and the transformations of the State