6 July 2019

The legitimacy of random draws

Denigrated when used to select students in some university programs, or appreciated as a means to breathe new life into democracy, random draws are controversial. […]
5 November 2018
Lyon, France - March 15, 2017: Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes building in Lyon. Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014 par ricochet64, Shutterstock

Citizen representations of regional democracy

Sixteen of France’s twenty-one metropolitan regions in 2014 were redrawn in January 2015. In this new context, what is citizens’ relationship to their new region? […]
8 October 2018

Cogitate simul et pariter Orbem

by Bernard Reber CNRS Research Director at CEVIPOF* Thinking together (at the same time) about Earth equally! Cogitate simul et pariter Orbem could have been […]
3 April 2018

Believing and making others believe. Political uses of faith

One would think that the era of beliefs has passed in our societies, which are steeped in secularism and weary of ideologies. Such is not […]
22 March 2017
Meeting 1er mai 2012 Front National Crédits : Blandine Le Cain

Sciences Po research delves into the elections

Election studies have been a major research topic at Sciences Po for over a century, based on the work of André Siegfried, who began his […]
21 March 2017

New questions, new methods

New questions Sciences Po researchers are focusing on new factors likely to impact voting. These include the importance of assets and of psychological factors such […]
20 March 2017

Electoral sociology: renewed fundamentals

At a time of great political turbulence, electoral sociology continues to provide relevant insights based on historically established fundamentals while constantly evolving. Models withstanding the […]
27 February 2017

And tomorrow?

With the French elections nearing, research is in full swing. To remain up to date – while maintaining perspective (!) – you can follow CEVIPOF’s […]
27 February 2017

The “real” issues

Understanding votes is also about knowing the topics that mobilize voters and their influence on the ballot. Old chestnuts and new issues First, there is […]