Is there still a Syrian state?

Is there still a Syrian state?

Research Professor at CERI Sciences Po, Eberhard Kienle currently works on the dislocation of states in the Middle East and on the regional political order, as well as on the link between economic liberalisation and political transformations in the region. He agreed to help us understand the current status of the Syrian state. Is there still a state in Syria? Interview.

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The Political Consequences of Technological Change

The Political Consequences of Technological Change

Article by Bruno Palier, researcher at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics.

Studying the political consequences of digital technology does not just involve the study of political movements, the media, and social networks. It also requires an exploration of the resulting social transformations. Here I present the political consequences of labor market transformations linked to technological changes in the labor market.

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Is Europe at the End of its Rope?

Is Europe at the End of its Rope?

Editorial by Christian Lequesne, researcher at the CERI Sciences Po.

Continual Low Turn-Out Expected Despite Change in Political Landscape

The campaign for the European elections has difficulty getting started in France. The situation is similar in all EU member states. In the United Kingdom, voters supporting Brexit have difficulty admitting that they have to go to the polls, whereas the decision to leave the European Union was adopted by referendum three years ago.

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Is Tolerance Political?

Is Tolerance Political?

Denis Lacorne is the author of The Limits of Tolerance. Enlightenment Values and Religious Fanaticism (Columbia University Press, 2019), the English translation of Les limites de la tolérance (Gallimard, awarded the Prix Montyon by the Académie Française). In his book, Denis Lacorne traces the emergence of the notion of tolerance from early thinkers to the Age of Enlightenment and finally questions the notion and its various understandings through more recent events in France and the United States. What is tolerance? Is tolerance political? Interview by Miriam Périer, CERI.

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Fact Checking: Between Beliefs and Knowledge

Fact Checking: Between Beliefs and Knowledge

Article by Émeric Henry, Associate Professor in Sciences Po’s Department of Economics.

“Fake news”, or infox, have become the great animators of recent elections, from the pro-Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom to the election of the new Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, and including various elections in Europe and in the United States. While the casual relationship to truth is not a new fact, what marks a new era is the scope of the phenomenon in terms of the number of actors involved (robots, traditional media, platforms, etc.), and especially the speed of the dissemination of this fake information.

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What if the European Union Were a Social Union?

What if the European Union Were a Social Union?

“The EU needs a Social Union. It would serve as an effective container of already existing institutions, as a trampoline for further social integration. Voters would support this idea. And piecing it together would not be too demanding in institutional and practical terms.” Maurizio Ferrera, professor of political science at the University of Milan and visiting professor at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies at Sciences Po, analyses crucial issues related to the European Social Union. Interview.

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Furthering Collaboration With The University of Cambridge

Furthering Collaboration With The University of Cambridge

Earlier this week, Sciences Po welcomed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Stephen Toope, who came to exchange with President Frédéric Mion about the current partnership and collaboration between the two universities. A new Memorandum of Understanding was signed to further strengthen collaboration at the research and doctoral levels.

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