Ruth Horowitz (NYU)

Visiting, May 2014
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Ruth Horowitz is currently Professor of Sociology at New York University and is working on a new project on medical organizations, participatory democracy and, on the micro level, patient-centered care. She has served as graduate director, undergraduate director, acting chair and is currently honors director. Before moving to NYU in 1997, she was Professor at the University of Delaware. She is also chair of the publications committee of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and the journal Symbolic Interaction.

She is the author of several ethnographies: Honor and the American Dream, Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community (Rutgers University Press,1983) for which she received honorable mention for the C. Wright Mills Award, Teen Mothers, Citizens or Dependents? (University of Chicago Press, 1995) for which she received the Charles Horton Cooley Award, and In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the  Disciplinary Process (Rutgers Press 2013) for which she received the Distinguished Book Award given by the law section of the  American Sociological Association. She is interested in issues of participation in democracies – how marginalized groups participate, how welfare workers define the ways teenage mothers should participate, and how experts and “non-experts” can deliberate together.

Professional webpage:


Beliefs as a mechanism of educational inequality

Carlo Barone at the OSC doctoral seminar - Friday, 25th April 2014
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Carlo Barone, visiting professor at LIEPP, presents at the OSC doctoral seminar

Beliefs as a mechanism of educational inequality: a discussion of survey versus experimental research

Friday, 25th of April, 2014


Room Annick Percheron
Sciences Po, 98 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

Open entrance for doctoral students and outsiders

Assistant Professor at the Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale of Trento, Carlo Barone is invited by LIEPP and guest at the OSC. He works on inequalities and stratification in the educative systems, on the ocupational training and on the evaluation of educational policies.

He proposes a talk on the role of beliefs in educational choice, and its analysis thanks to randomized experiments.

More on the OSC website.

The Power of Inaction

by Cornelia Woll
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The Power of Inaction. Bank Bailouts in Comparison

by Cornelia Woll, Cornell University Press, 2014

We are is pleased to announce the publication of The Power of Inaction by Cornelia Woll, codirector at LIEPP.

The book, published by Cornell University Press, details the varying relationships between financial institutions and national governments by comparing the national bank rescue schemes in the United States and Europe. Dr Woll starts with a broad overview of bank bailouts prompted by the 2007-2008 Great Recession in more than twenty countries and then, using extensive interviews conducted with bankers, lawmakers, and other key players, focuses on bailouts in three pairs of countries: the United States and United Kingdom, France and Germany, Ireland and Denmark. She finds, however, substantial variation within these pairs. In some cases the financial sector is intimately involved in the design of bailout packages; elsewhere it chooses to remain at arm’s length.

For more information about The Power of Inaction, you can visit the book’s page on the Cornell University Press web site:

The book has been covered by the Irish Independent (Brendan Keenan) and the Irish Economy Blog (Philip Lane).

Dr Woll's research was also mentionned by Floyd Norris in the New York Times.

Séminaire LIEPP et Département de Sociologie

30 avril 2014
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Séminaire - Mercredi 30 avril 2014

Organisé en partenariat par le LIEPP et le Département de Sociologie 

Salle H401, 28 rue des Saints-Pères - 9h30


Programme du séminaire: 


9h30 - Nicolas Charles (Centre E. Durkheim, Bordeaux)

“Evaluating higher education public policies in the light of social justice and through comparative analysis"


10h45 - Emanuele Ferragina (University of Oxford)

“Universalism 'Crowds in', Size 'Crowds out': The Paradoxical Relation between the Welfare State and Social Capital”


12h00 - Giovanni Picker (Central European University)

"Planning policy logic: comparing two cases of Roma segregation in urban Europe"

Carlo Barone (Univ. Trento)

Visiting, April 2014
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Carlo Barone (Université de Trento) est professeur invité à Sciences Po du 17 au 30 avril 2014, en association avec l'OSC.

Dr Barone est assistant professor au Département de sociologie et de recherches sociales de l'Université de Trento.

Ses travaux portent sur les politiques éducatives, l'enseignement supérieur, les inégalités sociales et les comparaisons européennes. Il a notamment travaillé sur l'évaluation des politiques éducatives en Italie.

Retrouvez son CV complet.