History of the CSO

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The CSO was founded in 1964 by Michel Crozier to establish a research programme devoted to studying the French administration. The centre celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, during a conference that traced the historical developments of its research themes and analytical frameworks. Initially affiliated solely with the CNRS, it united with Sciences Po in 2001 to become a joint research unit.

After Michel Crozier, the Directors of the CSO have been: Catherine Grémion (1985-1993), Erhard Friedberg (1993-2007), Christine Musselin (2007-2013) and Olivier Borraz (2013-present).

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