The peculiarities of the

The peculiarities of the "future industry"

Ariel Colonomos, a CNRS research professor at CERI Sciences Po, has just been awarded the 2017 International Studies Association (ISA) Ethics Book Award for his book Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics. In this book, Ariel Colonomos investigates the paradoxes of forecasting and future-telling, and explores today’s knowledge factories to reveal how our futures are shaped by social scientists, think-tanks and rating agencies. Interview.

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How neo-nationalism went global

How neo-nationalism went global

By Karoline Postel-Vinay. For more than ten years, the world has been witnessing a sharp spike in nationalist tensions, coupled with flare-ups in xenophobia and nativism. The ConversationBut it took Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to spark a real conversation about the global rise in neo-nationalism. Western European and North American journalists, intellectuals, and academics are just now getting to grips with the magnitude of this trend.

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Asylum seekers: “Italy has been abandoned by Europe”

Asylum seekers: “Italy has been abandoned by Europe”

The number of asylum seekers in Europe has more than doubled in recent years, representing the biggest movement of people to Europe since the Second World War.
What response can Europe provide? Cécile Kyenge, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and former Minister for Integration in Italy, was this week invited to the Centre d’Etudes Européennes at Sciences Po to debate the issue at a conference focusing on the reception of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.
 
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WHY THE FRENCH HATE THEIR POLITICIANS SO MUCH

WHY THE FRENCH HATE THEIR POLITICIANS SO MUCH

The French are often beguiled by their politicians' promises, only to be disappointed soon after the elections. Is this due to the ineffectiveness of French political leaders? Or to their presumed corruption? Or is it the traditional French pessimism making the people impossible to govern? In short, why do the French hate their politicians so much? More

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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