Research units

Topical themes and research avenues

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The CERI
Centre for International Studies and Research

Headed by Alain Dieckhoff. This centre analyses themes pertaining to international relations using a resolutely comparative perspective and including the study of political, social and economic phenomena throughout the continents of the world.

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Centre for Political Research

The CEVIPOF
Centre for Political Research

Headed by Martial Foucault, research at the Cevipof concentrates on two main domains: political attitudes, behaviour and parties; political thought and the history of ideas.

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ofce

The OFCE

The OFCE analyses trends in economic phenomena. It is both a centre for research and expertise on public policy and an institute for economic forecasting.

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Centre for Studies in Social Change

The OSC
Centre for Studies in Social Change

Headed by Marco Oberti. This centre studies social change using quantitative and qualitative empirical research at both local and global level to do so.

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Centre for the Sociology of Organizations

The CSO
Centre for the Sociology of Organizations

Headed by Olivier Borraz. Research at the CSO is carried out on the functioning of both public and private sector organisations.

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Center for History

The CHSP
Centre for History

Headed by Marc Lazar, the Centre concentrates on research on contemporary French and European history.

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Centre for European Studies

The CEE
Centre d'études européennes

Headed by Renaud Dehousse, the scientific project of the Centre d'études européennes  rests on a multidisciplinary and transversal approach to policy and politics.

Its main fields of research include the European integration and its impact, the policy/politics articulation and a specific investment in methodological questions.

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Centre for Socio-Political Data

The CDSP
Centre for Socio-Political Data

Headed by Laurent Lesnard, the CDSP makes data available for research by archiving and diffusing major studies and polls and by contributing to the elaboration of many others.

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Department of Economics

Department of Economics

Headed by Jean-Marc Robin, research at the department of economics focuses on the labor market, international economics, political economy, microeconomics and development.

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École de Droit

Law School

Headed by Christophe Jamin, the research team at the Law School develops cutting edge work, in close contact with international scientific networks, in certain key domains: economic Law, public and private global Law, theory of Law (philosophy, history and sociology).

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École de Droit

The LIEPP - Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies

The LIEPP is a high quality research laboratory (Labex) selected by an international scientific jury designated by the French National Research Agency (ANR).  Its primary objective is to study and evaluate public policies in a resolutely interdisciplinary framework.

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École de Droit

The Equipex Infrastructure Data and Survey Methods in Human and Social Sciences - DIME-SHS

Sciences Po’s Equipex project – code named “DIME-SHS” – focuses on the collection, processing and analysis of data in the social sciences. It aims to propel the social and human sciences in France by significantly advancing methods of investigation. Laurent Lesnard leads the project’s network of research teams from Sciences Po and the following institutions: the Group of National Schools of Economics and Statistics (GENES), the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), Télécom ParisTech, EDF R&D and the Quetelet network.

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École de Droit

Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies - MaxPo

The MaxPo was jointly established by Sciences Po Paris and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Cologne in 2012. The Center's research concentrates on investigating how individuals, organizations and politics are coping with the increased instability that has developed in Western societies during the last forty years. 

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