The formation of a middle class is one of the main features of the new Chinese society. How does this class compare to those we’re used to? Where is it positioned between capitalism and state interventionism? Will there be an end to its development? These are the questions that Jean-Louis Rocca, emeritus researcher at CERI, addresses in his latest work, The Making of the Chinese Middle Class.More
Lisa Kastner and Troels Krarup have recently completed their doctoral studies at MaxPo, a Franco-German social science research centre which was co-founded by the Max Planck Society and Sciences Po in 2012. They talked to us about their experience at MaxPo.More
Since 2009, more than 100 academics have joined Sciences Po’s research units. This year, we are pleased to welcome fourteen new academic staff—economists, historians, jurists, political scientists, sociologists and geographers—to our research and teaching teams. Learn about their backgrounds and research interests below.More
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit was held from 7 to 9 December in Paris. Co-chaired by France, the OGP summit aims to promote government transparency and democratic innovation by harnessing new technologies.
Nearly 80 countries were represented by government and civil society stakeholders, including Sciences Po's School of Public Affairs. Interview with Yann Algan, dean of the School of Public Affairs and researcher in the Department of Economics, who has made issues of data and the public good a central focus of his work.
Interview by Juliette Seban, Administrative Director of LIEPP
Aliya Saperstein is assistant professor at Stanford University. In November, she was a visiting professor at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies at Sciences Po. We interviewed her about her research work on racial mobility in the United States.More
On Saturday 5 November on the INSEAD campus in Paris, Jean-Paul Fitoussi of Sciences Po, Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University and Amartya Sen of Harvard University were awarded a Progress Medal for their fundamental contribution to measuring societal well-being in ways that go beyond traditional measures such as an economy’s GDP.More
On 8 November, Fred Turner was at Sciences Po to speak about American democracy on the eve of the US presidential election.
In 2016, Thomas Aguilera received three awards* for his PhD thesis** in which he analyses public policy on squats and slums in the regions of Paris and Madrid. It shows that illegality is not a by-product of capitalist and liberal societies but is in fact at the heart of the state-building process. Public authorities produce and exploit illegality in order to govern societies. Governments produce vulnerabilities as much as welfare. Interview.More