Areas of research

The CReSPo covers the following research fields:

1/ Public policies and democracy

This theme analyses the dynamics of pubic action outputs from an institutional, a local and a European governance level. It focuses on the models of association and rallying of public non-institutional actors involved in the production of these public actions. Its purpose is also to clarify the different types of relationships between politics and citizens (governance v. participation, deliberative democracy v. populism, etc.)
Researchers : Olivier Paye Ludivine Damay – Anne Guisset – Claire LafonNicolas Arens Florence Delmotte – Martin DeleixheMarie DufrasneNathalie Schiffino-Leclercq – Rocco BellanovaValentina BrognaLoïc CobutSophie JacquotChloé ThomasYannick Vanderborght.

2/ Social Politics and Social Law

This theme distinguishes itself from a mere descriptive dimension, on the one hand by focusing on the analysis of social policies of industrialized countries, especially European ones; and on the other hand by comprehending a prospective dimension that focuses on analysing the reforms of social protection and the proposals intended to an increased level of fairness.
Researchers :  Yannick VanderborghtSophie Jacquot – Anne GuissetFrank Lesueur Bonte.

3/ Political community, identities, boundaries

This triptych has been crucial in the process of modern policy making and it has constantly been put under a double pressure: globalization and European integration. How can we deal with new relations between political communities, identities and borders and more broadly, how can we deal with the rearrangements of the contemporary political order?
Researchers : Florence DelmotteDenis Duez – Rocco BellanovaFlorence Di BonaventuraCatherine XhardezChristophe Majastre –  Heidi MercenierMarie DufrasneYouri Lou VertongenNicolas ArensEmmanuel-Pierre GuittetAnne NguyenChloé Thomas –  Alizée DauchyMartin DeleixheFanny FaccendaDamien Simonneau – Institut d’Etudes Européennes (IEE) de Saint-Louis.

4/ The role of the State in post-conflict situations

This field focuses on the role States play in the aftermath of post-crisis or post-conflict situations. It examines not only the domestic public action of those states that experienced conflict but also the international public action (i.e. : third parties and intergovernmental organisations) carried out in these states.
Researchers :  Manu KlimisGilles Biaumet – Olivier Paye

5/ International negociations and global environmental politics

Understanding international relations through international negotiations and international environmental politics allows grasping interesting trends. More specifically, the research conducted investigates the relations between international organisations and international environmental regimes. It also deals with the issue of non-state actors’ participation in international environmental debates.
Researchers :  Amandine OrsiniBenjamin Denis – Yves MontouroyValentina BrognaLaura IozelliLoïc Cobut.

6/ Gender and politics

This theme of research encourages gender integration in the analysis of political phenomena, analysing public action, citizenship, and individual and collective mobilizations. It also aims to produce conceptual and methodological tools useful for the understanding of politics through a perspective, which addresses inequalities between men and women.
Researchers : Olivier PayeClaire Lafon Sophie Jacquot – Clément Arambourou.

7/ Nationalism, federalism and linguistic diversity

This theme of research examines the convergence of two phenomena: nationalist movements and federal states. The purpose is to analyse and better understand how the nationalist experience influences, politically and institutionally, federal states in their structure. Within this framework, special attention and critique focus on the linguistic diversity and its related public policies.
Researchers :  Catherine XhardezYannick VanderborghtDave Sinardet Frank Lesueur Bonte

 You will find all CReSPo activities in our annual « activity report »:

  • 2017 (dec 2016-nov 2017)
  • 2016 (dec 2015-nov 2016)
  • 2015 (dec 2014-nov 2015)
  • 2014 (dec 2013-nov 2014)
  • 2013 (dec 2012-nov 2013)
  • 2012 (dec 2011-nov 2012)
  • 2011 (dec 2010-nov 2011)


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