Cross-cutting Programmes

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The Interdisciplinary Research Centre for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)

The LIEPP is a “laboratory of excellence” (Labex), selected by an international scientific jury convened by the National Research Agency under the "Investments for the Future" programme. It aims to examine and evaluate various aspects of public policy from an interdisciplinary perspective.
It brings together more than fifty researchers and professors from the Department of Economics, the Centre for European Studies, the Centre for the Sociology of Organizations and the Observatory for Social Change, as well as researchers in Law and History. The LIEPP also involves some scholars from other universities and benefits from its founding research centres’ programmes of international cooperation.

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The Data, infrastructure, methods of investigation in social sciences and humanities equipment (DIME-SHS)

DIME-SHS is an “equipment of excellence” (Equipex) also created under the "Investments for the Future" programme.

It aims to provide France with cutting-edge equipment for the collection, development and dissemination of data for research in the social sciences and humanities. The originality of DIME-SHS lies in its consideration of these three stages of research protocol, and its full embrace of the opportunities that the Internet and new technologies provide in the exploration and distribution of classic data, and in the creation of new types of data.
DIME-SHS is organized into three integrated components: the gathering of quantitative data, the archiving and distribution of qualitative surveys, and the study of the web as a corpus.

Led by Sciences Po, DIME-SHS brings together seven institutions.

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The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo)

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo)
MaxPo’s research investigates how individuals, organizations, and nation-states are coping with the new forms of economic and social instability that have developed in Western societies as a result of policy shifts, the expansion of markets, technological advances, and cultural changes.
Jointly established in Paris by Sciences Po and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), the Centre aims to make substantive contributions to the social sciences in Europe and to enrich academic and political dialogue between France and Germany.

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