Daniel Sabbagh
Senior Research Fellow, Sciences Po
Phone: +33 (0) 1 58 71 70 52 - daniel.sabbagh@sciencespo.fr

Holds degrees in English, German, and French literature from the University of Paris 3, a degree in comparative politics and a Ph.D (2000) from Sciences Po. Winner of the François Furet doctoral dissertation prize (2004) for his work L'Egalité par le droit : les paradoxes de la discrimination positive aux Etats-Unis combining political theory, sociology of law and the history of ideas (subsequently published and translated into English in 2007).
Former Fulbright scholar and fellow of the Chancellerie des universités de Paris. Former research assistant at Yale University (1996-1997); visiting fellow at the Remarque Institute, New York University; and visiting professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in 2006. Co-editor-in-chief of Critique internationale (2003- 2006). Co-leader of the research group Anti-discrimination policies (with Gwénaële Calvès); co-president of the scientific committee of the Equal Opportunity Program of the French-American Foundation.

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Work in Progress

- Comparative analysis of anti-discrimination policies and positive discrimination
- Contemporary Anglo-Saxon political theory (theories of justice and equality).
- The death sentence in the United States
- Foreign policy of the United States (internal determinants, Chinese-US relations)
- American public law

Main Publications

- avec Magali Bessone] (dir.), Race, racisme, discriminations: Anthologie de textes fondamentaux, Paris, Hermann, coll. « L’Avocat du diable », à paraître en 2015.
- « Groups and Affirmative Action », dans Magali Bessone, Gideon Calder et Federico Zuolo (eds), How Groups Matter: Challenges of Toleration in Pluralistic Societies, New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 109-122.

- avec Anna Mountford-Zimdars et David Post (dir.), Fair Access to Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2014.

- « La Construction de l’identité raciale aux Etats-Unis », dans Pauline Peretz (dir.), L'Amérique post-raciale, Paris, PUF, 2013, pp. 51-60 .

- « Affirmative Action », dans Michel Rosenfeld et Andras Sajo (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 1124-1141.

- « The Paradox of Decategorization: Deinstitutionalizing Race through Race-Based Affirmative Action in the United States », Ethnic and Racial Studies, juin 2011, Vol. 34, n°10, pp.1665-1681.

- « Affirmative Action: The US Experience in Comparative Perspective », Daedalus. Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, printemps 2011, Vol. 140, n°2, pp. 109-120.

- « The Rise of Indirect Affirmative Action: Converging Strategies for Promoting “Diversity” in Selective Institutions of Higher Education in the United States and France », World Politics, 63 (3), 2011, pp. 470-508.

- « Diversité » et formation des élites : une perspective transatlantique », avec van Zanten, Agnès (dir.), Sociétés contemporaines, 79, 2010, pp. 5-95.

- Equality and Transparency: A Strategic Perspective on Affirmative Action in American Law, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

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