The Making of the Chinese Middle Class

The Making of the Chinese Middle Class

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

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MaxPo: a small research centre in a big city

MaxPo: a small research centre in a big city

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.

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14 NEW RESEARCHERS JOIN SCIENCES PO

14 NEW RESEARCHERS JOIN SCIENCES PO

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.  

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“The digital revolution is also a revolution of politics and citizenship”

“The digital revolution is also a revolution of politics and citizenship”

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.

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“It was not counting people by race that created the problem of racism”

“It was not counting people by race that created the problem of racism”

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.

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"Alternative ways of living in the city are needed to bring cities to life"

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.

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