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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“WE'RE LIVING IN TIMES MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE COLD WAR”

“WE'RE LIVING IN TIMES MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE COLD WAR”

Pierre Hassner, international relations specialist and research fellow at CERI Sciences Po, analyses contemporary global affairs in his latest book, La revanche des passions. Métamorphoses de la violence et crises du politique (The Revenge of the Passions. Metamorphoses of Violence and Political Crisis), published by Fayard in 2015. Interview.

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The Pakistan Paradox, Instability and Resilience

The Pakistan Paradox, Instability and Resilience

Pakistan has been racked by numerous tensions since its creation in 1947, yet it has managed not only to preserve its unity but to establish itself as a major player in the region. Christophe Jaffrelot,* CERI researcher and professor at Sciences Po, analyses this surprising endurance in his new book, The Pakistan Paradox, Instability and Resilience, published simultaneously in the USA, India and the UK.** We asked the author a few questions about this complex country.

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Education: the international factory of elites

Education: the international factory of elites

A pioneer in the promotion of equal opportunities, Sciences Po is also a leading research institution on this issue. The sociology of educational inequalities is one of the major focuses of the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement, largely thanks to the work of Agnès Van Zanten on educational policies and the mechanisms that produce segregation. More