Ethnography & Photography: An Uneasy Relationship

Ethnography & Photography: An Uneasy Relationship

From June 26-28, Sciences Po hosted the International Asian Studies Conference.  For the occasion, researchers working in various countries around Asia, from Pakistan to China to Laos, shared images that they had taken while conducting their fieldwork. 

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Democracy in China: An Inevitable Development?

Democracy in China: An Inevitable Development?

What is the potential for democratic development in China? How and when can democracy be implemented? What role should France have in China’s evolution towards democracy? 
Watch the interview with Chinese dissident Wang Dan to hear his analysis on democratic change in China and the significance of the younger generation.

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1989, Tiananmen Square

1989, Tiananmen Square

On June 26, 27 and 28, Sciences Po is hosting the International Asian Studies Conference. Over the three-day conference, participants from around the world will get to hear leading specialists of the region speak about their latest research. For the occasion, Sciences Po has invited a major witness to Asia's development: Wang Dan, one of the main spokespersons of the Tiananmen Square movement in 1989 and a strong advocate of democratic change to this day. Jean-Philippe Béja, China specialist and CNRS emeritus senior researcher at Sciences Po - CERI (Centre de recherches internationales), outlines the contributions of a committed campaigner for democracy.

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Redefining the Field of History

Redefining the Field of History

How does one tell the history of any given country or actor?  What role should social processes have in the discussion and analysis of international relations and politics? What is the significance of collaboration among historians?
 
Watch Professor Gienow-Hecht discuss the recent controversy and debate among historians as well as current developments and innovations in the field. 
 
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A career in research, from Sciences Po to Harvard

A career in research, from Sciences Po to Harvard

Tom Chevalier was recently awarded a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, providing him with funding to carry out a one-year research project at Harvard University's Center for European Studies. Having completed a doctoral thesis at Sciences Po which focused on how the welfare state takes care of young people across Europe, he now intends to turn his attention to the field of comparative political economy, taking a wider look at the ways institutions interact.

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How financialization has driven an increase in inequality across the world

How financialization has driven an increase in inequality across the world

The modern era has witnessed a dramatic increase in wage inequality across the developed world since the late 1990s. While previous assumptions might have predicted that Europe could resist such forces, Sciences Po researcher Olivier Godechot of MaxPo and the OSC finds that France, too, has fallen prey to increasing inequality.

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Telling history through comics

Telling history through comics

Comics have really earned their stripes in recent years and are now a research subject in their own right. Isabelle Delorme, who has just been awarded her PhD from Sciences Po’s Centre for History, is interested in what she calls “historical memory narratives in comics”: works in which authors interweave family history with general history, such as in the immensely popular Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. What does the study of comics contribute to research? We asked Dr Delorme, a researcher who is passionate about her subject. 

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How Marine Le Pen could win the French presidential election even if she polls lower than 50%

How Marine Le Pen could win the French presidential election even if she polls lower than 50%

(By Serge Galam, Sciences Po). Never before in modern history has a French presidential election been punctuated by so many unforeseen events of all kinds, judicial and electoral. It ended up on the April 23 first-round vote with a four-way split, ranking centrist Emmanuel Macron first with 24.01%, followed by Marine Le Pen of the Front National (FN) on 21.30%. François Fillon of Les Républicains was on 20.01% and Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the far left on 19.58%. The Conversation

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