Cross-cutting programmes

Cross-cutting programmes allow researchers from the different Sciences Po research units to jointly develop long-term research programmes.

The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)

The LIEPP is a "laboratoire d'excellence" (Labex) supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the French government, within the framework of the "Investissements d'avenir" programme.
The LIEPP aims to play a major role in evaluating various aspects of public policy through an innovative method based on multidisciplinarity and the combination of qualitative, comparative, and quantitative analysis. LIEPP also aims to develop and disseminate the best academic methods and research in the field of policy evaluation.

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

MaxPo’s research investigates how individuals, organisations, 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.

Cities are back in town

The purpose of Cities are back in town programme is to initiate new research perspectives, to conduct systematic in-depth work on the Paris region, and to instigate a programme of comparison between cities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, around three major themes:

  • The spatialisation of inequalities, segregation (economic, social, educational and ethnic), and their effects on the relations between social groups, welfare states and urban inequalities
  • Government, governance and democracy, urban policies, conflicts and activism;
  • Socio-economics of cities, institutions and economic development.

Le Programme de Recherche et d’Enseignement sur le GEnre (PRESAGE)

PRESAGE, Programme de recherche et d’enseignement des savoirs sur le genre (Research and Educational Programme on Gender Studies) is Sciences Po’s gender studies programme. Created in 2010, PRESAGE encourages collaborations between Sciences Po’s different research units and by promoting interactions with foreign researchers.  It rests on the assertion that gender studies do not constitute an academic discipline, but rather a field of research in constant renewal. In addition to the multidisciplinary approach of gender questions in research projects, PRESAGE proposes a large course offer.

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

DIME-SHS is an “equipment of excellence” (Equipex) 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 organised 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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