In 2022, seven new PhD subjects with a focus on Europe and comparative studies
- © Aurore Papegay - DR
In 2022, seven new PhD candidates have started working at the CEE. This new, international class is focusing on comparative policy issues with a European backdrop.
Three doctoral students have started a thesis funded by a Cifre contract (PhD theses carried out jointly in a university laboratory and a company, non profit or public administration):
Are social groups equal when it comes to election pledges and their fulfilment? How do citizens react to the targeting of pledges to certain social groups? Does it affect their sense of being well represented? The UNEQUALMAND project examines these questions using election pledges of French and German executives over the past 25 years, and surveys of citizens in both countries.
It is funded for a period of 3 years (July 2022-June 2025) by the ANR and the DFG in the framework of the Franco-German Programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
“REPCHANCE – Spain and the United Kingdom” aims at providing a better and deeper understanding of the processes that place barriers to the inclusion of migrants and their descendants in social and political positions of leadership, as well as which initiatives may contribute to overcoming such barriers, hence fostering more inclusive societies.
These days in Europe, neo-authoritarian and illiberal parties come to power in what were once thought of as consolidated democracies (e.g. Italy, Sweden).