Political Theory

Political theory at CEVIPOF is explored by a core-group of researchers whose main interests include the theory and practice of democracy together with different aspects of contemporary political theory.

The main themes include: concepts and categories of political thought, time and politics, moral and political pluralism, equality and liberty, theory and practice of representation, numerous different types of democracy, democratic procedures, sortition, deliberation, referenda, post-democracy, nationalism and populism, republicanism and secularism, neoliberalism, identity politics, climate ethics, science and democracy.

Projects are implemented via a network of scholars, professors and students from CEVIPOF, from Sciences Po, and from other universities both in France and internationally. These areas are explored by means of lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, networks, and research programmes.

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