Jean-François Bayart
Honorary Research Fellow

Former director of CERI (1994-2000); co-founder and former editor-in-chief (1980-1982) of Politique africaine; founder and former editor (1998-2003) of Critique internationale. Member of the editorial board of African Affairs (since 1981); founder (1998) and head of the Recherches internationales book series published by Karthala. Permanent consultant for the Policy Planning Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (CAP, 1990-2005) and member of the Board of the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam (2002-2006). President of the Fonds d’analyse des sociétés politiques (FASOPO) founded in 2003. Specializes in comparative politics and works on the historical sociology of the State, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey and Iran.

Work in Progress

- The material culture of politics
- Democratization processes
- The historical sociology of politics

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Main Publications

- Les études postcoloniales. Un carnaval académique, Paris, Karthala, 2010 (coll. Disputatio)

- L’islam républicain. Ankara, Téhéran, Dakar, Paris, Albin Michel, 2010

- Le Gouvernement du monde. Une critique politique de la globalisation, Paris, Fayard, 2004

- L'Illusion identitaire, Paris, Fayard, 1996

- L'Etat en Afrique. La politique du ventre, Paris, Fayard, 1989 [2006]

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