Past activities

2018

26-28.02.18 – Anne Guisset participates in the Conference « Pilarisé un jour, pilarisé toujours ? ». 
Located at the Université libre de Bruxelles, this conference will discuss interdisciplinary methods to decipher the philosophical rift in contemporary Belgium. Anne Guisset will address the following issue  « Pilarisation et représentation, un binôme indissociable ? Exploration de la structuration des intérêts au sein du Conseil Wallon de l’économie sociale » as part of  the session « Question sociale ».

23.02.18 – First CReSPo research seminar of 2018
Marieke LOUIS (Sciences Po Grenoble) and Nathalie SCHIFFINO-LECLERCQ (Université catholique de Louvain)
« Les (re)configurations du dialogue social au niveau mondial : l’Organisation Internationale du Travail et au-delà ».

05.01.18 – Anne Guisset is a visiting fellow at the Industrial Relations Research Unit of Warwick Business School (Warwick University, UK). 
Anne Guisset will spend three months in the unit, under Prof. Guglielmo Meardi’s supervision.

21.12.17 – Anne Guisset participates in the 6th « Belgium : the state of the federation » conference. 
Anne Guisset will discuss her paper « The evolution of the Belgian social concertation ‘model’: caught between transformation and inertia? » and will host the session « Social policy ».
To download the programme

21.12.17 – New CReSPo publication! – Youri Lou Vertongen. 
You can now find, in the last issue of the journal Plein Droit (n° 115, December 2017) , Youri Lou Vertongen‘s (& al.) paper entitled « 1974. Migrants et syndicats se mobilisent en Belgique« .
More info.  

19.12.17 – New CReSPo publication! – Florence Delmotte & Heidi Mercenier. 
Virginie Van Ingelgom’s, Florence Delmotte‘s & Heidi Mercenier‘s paper « Belonging and Indifference to Europe: A Study of Young People in Brussels » is now published in the last issue of Historical Social Research (42(4): 227-249).
More info.  

18-12-17 – Thesis Defense – Catherine Xhardez. 
The CReSPo team is ecstatic to announce Catherine Xhardez‘s thesis defense! Catherine will discuss her dissertation – entitled « Intégrer pour exister? Nationalisme sous-étatique et intégration des immigrés en Flandre et au Québec »

11.12.17 – Basic Income book launch at Geneva University.
Yannick Vanderborght & Philippe Van Parjis will introduce their book Basic Income at the staff seminar of Geneva University. 
More info

08.12.17 – Enzo Pezzini participates in the workshop « Coopération, gouvernance et territoire : leviers vers la transition énergétique? » in Grenoble. 
Enzo Pezzini (& al.) will discuss the paper « La contribution des coopératives énergétiques dans la transition énergétique : regards croisés sur le rôle des coopératives françaises et italiennes. ».
More info.  

05.12.17 – New CReSPo publication! – Martin Deleixhe. 
The spanish edition of Martin Deleixhe‘s monography Étienne Balibar. L’Illumination démocratique (coll. « Le bien commun », dir. Antoine Michalon, Paris, 2014) is now available!
More info.  

4.12.17 – Denis Duez is invited by the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. 
Denis Duez will address the following issue « Libre circulation et crise des réfugiés: le retour des frontières en Europe ».
More info.  

2017

  • 06-09.09.17 – Florence Di Bonaventura is a speaker at the 2017 European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference in Oslo. 
    Florence Di Bonaventura will discuss her article « The Effects and Non-Effects of the Revolution(s) on the State Conception(s) in Italy. Between Realities and Potentialities » in the session P058 Concepts in Revolutions. 
    More info.
  • 19.07.17 – New CReSPo publication – Amandine Orsini.
    In this article entitled « Short games series as new pedagogical tools: the International Relations games show » and published in the European Political Science Journal,  Amandine Orsini discusses the advantages and drawbacks of a new pedagogical tool that is short games series. As an illustration, the article introduces what could be called the ‘International Relations Games Show’, a series of six short games that have been played with bachelor students to experience theories of International Relations (IR).
    More info.
  • 11.07.17 – Emmanuel Klimis is interviewed on the RTBF radio. 
    Emmanuel Klimis is a guest of the morning show Matin Première and is providing insights of the political situation in Burundi.
    To get to the podcast.
  • 10-12.07.17 – Florence Di Bonaventura participates in the AFSP (Association Française de Science Politique) annual Conference.
    Florence Di Bonaventura will discuss her paper entitled « La Lega Nord et le primat de la communauté infranationale. La « décitoyennisation » au « renforcement » de la démocratie nationale et européenne : un paradoxe » as part of the session Les échelles de la citoyenneté.
    More info.
  • 07.07.17 – New CReSPo publication  – Amandine Orsini.
    Amandine Orsini offers an analysis of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris  Accords – and of its potential outcomes – in this article entitled « Climate Change Regime Complex« , published online in Academic Foresights.
    To get to the article.
  • 05-07.07.17 – Christophe Majastre is a speaker at the « ICON Conference : Courts, Power, Public Law » in Copenhagen. 
    Christophe Majastre will discuss the following paper – written with Nik de Boer : « With the law on our side: judicialisation and juridification of German EU politics in the Euro crisis » as part of the session Constitutional Courts resisting, shaping and developing public law of Europe.
    More info
    To download the conference programme.
  • 05.07.17 – Anne Guisset is a speaker at the 6th EMES Research Conference on Social Enterprise held in Louvain-la-Neuve. 
    Anne Guisset will introduce her paper « Playing by the rules, changing the game? Exploring the impact of the Belgian social concertation model on the institutionalization of social enterprises’ federations » in the session Scaling-up of social enterprises (E12).
    More info.
  • 22.06.17 – Nicolas Arens participates in the conference « Penser la politique ‘par gros temps’. Raymond Aron au XXIe siècle » held in Paris (EHESS). 
    Nicolas Arens will discuss the following issue « L’actualité de la démocratie tocquevillienne à l’aune de la lecture de Raymond Aron. Posture, méthode et dialectique » as part of the session Raymond Aron et la philosophie politique.
    To the conference programme.
  • 15.06.17 – New CReSPo publication  – Amandine Orsini. 
    We are happy ton announce the publication of Daniel Compagnon, Yves Montouroy, Amandine Orsini & Roman de Rafael’s book chapter « Rôle des acteurs économiques dans l’élaboration, la circulation et la mise en oeuvre des normes de gouvernance environnementale à l’échelle internationale », edited in Sandrine Valjean-Dubois’s Circulations de normes et réseaux d’acteurs dans la gouvernance internationale de l’environnement, Aix-en-Provence, Laboratoire DICE, 2017.
    More info.
  • 15.06.17 – Catherine Xhardez participates in the next Re-Bel event. 
    Organized at the University Foundation, the event is run by Kris Deschouwer and Bruno De Wever, and is dedicated to the following issue : « Integration policies in Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels. Are they different and should they be? ». Catherine  Xhardez is a speaker in the first panel, entitled « Integration policies in federal states – an overview ».
    Where? 
    University Foundation, rue d’Egmont, 100 Bruxelles
    When?
    14:00 – 18:00
    More info.
  • 22.05 – 10.06.17 – Enzo Pezzini is invited Professor at the Université Catholique de Madagascar. 
    Enzo Pezzini  was delighted to be responsable for the lecture « Economie sociale ».
  • 08-09.06.17 – CReSPo PhD conference! 
    The CReSPo PhD students target young researchers with this conference entitled « The asymmetric interactions between State and civil society ». It will take place on June, 8-9 in the room P61.
    More info on the conference webpage!
  • 06.06.17 – New CReSPo publication – Anne Guisset. 
    Anne Guisset‘s book chapter entitled « Participation de la société civile à la prise de décision politique : de la concertation sociale à une concertation sociétale élargie? » is published in Christophe Schoune’s D’un monde à l’autre. La société civile, moteur de la transition écologique.
    More info.
  • 03.06.17 – Martin Deleixhe is a speaker for the RTBF radio show « Les éclaireurs ». 
    Alongside two other researchers, Martin Deleixhe will be Fabienne Vande Meersche’s guest between 15h and 16h.
    More info.
  • 01.06.17 – New CReSPo publication – Claire Lafon. 
    We are pleased to announce the publication of Petra Meier and David Paternotte’s book La professionnalisation des luttes pour l’égalité : Genre et Féminisme. Claire Lafon is the author of one of the chapters entitled « La professionnalisation des militantes féministes au sein du Lobby européen des Femmes : le cas des salariées spécialisées et des bénévoles nationales ‘déléguées au LEF’ « .
    More info.
  • 01.06.17 – Amandine Orsini participates in the IFRIS morning workshop « La climatisation du Monde ». 
    Amandine Orsini is a moderator for this workshop that revolves around the publication of « Globalising the Climate: COP21 and the climatisation of global debates », Stefan Aykut, Jean Foyer e& Edouard Morena (eds), Routledge (2017).
    More info.
  • 01.06.17 – Youri Lou Vertongen participates in the Conférence « Desexil, l’Emancipation en acte » held at the University of Geneva. 
    Youri Lou Vertongen will be co-hosting the workshop « Oser le désexil dans le travail et la vie sociale », and will discuss – with Pauline Brucker (CERI – Sciences Po) – the following issue : « Catégories, violences et pratiques desexiliantes des migrants en quête de droits« .
    To download the complete programme.
  • 31.05.17 – CReSPo Seminar series! – Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet.
    Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet (CReSPo) will address the following theme : « L’ordinaire du terrorisme »  and will be discussed by Christian Olsson (ULB)
    Where? Room 6007, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 12:00 – 14:00
    Sandwichs will be provided. 
    To register.
  • 17.05.17 – New CReSPo publication – Ludivine Damay & Florence Delmotte. 
    Ludivine Damay (ULB & USL-B) & Florence Delmotte‘s paper « Observer la fabrique de la ville à Bruxelles : un détour par la participation« , that was published in the journal Participations, can now be downloaded online. This specific volume is dedicated to the following issue : « Acteurs et chercheurs de la participation : liaisons dangereuses? ».
    More info.
  • 15.05.17 – Angèle Minguet is a visiting research fellow at CReSPo. 
    CReSPo is delighted to welcome Angèle Minguet, who is a PhD candidate at the University of Rome, La Sapienza, in the Departement of Political Sciences. Her research is on global environmental and social justice.
    More info on Angèle’s personal webpage!
  • 12.05.17 – Amandine Orsini is interviewed in today’s edition of Le Monde newspaper. 
    Amandine Orsini is interviewed by Simon Roger in his article « Climat : le rôle des lobbys industriels sur la sellette. Les négociateurs internationaux réunis à Bonn débattent de la légitimité de la place accordée à ces acteurs« .
    To read the article.
  • 12.05.17. Youri Lou Vertongen participates in the Aung San Suu Kyi Chair « Démocratie, Cultures et Engagement » (UCL). 
    Youri Lou Vertongen will participate in a debate on « Violence et non-violence de l’économie« , that will be following a lecture from Etienne Balibar.
    To download the programme.
  • 11-12.05.17 – Enzo Pezzini participates in the conference « Entreprendre : entre innovation, responsabilité et solidarité. Pour un nouvel humanisme social ». 
    Enzo Pezzini  will address the following issue « Le mouvement coopératif aujourd’hui«  at Lyon Catholic University.
    More info.
  • 10.05.17 – Workshop CReSPo – CEREC : « L’Islam radical et la théorie économique ». 
    Co-organised by CReSPo & CEREC (Center for Research in Economics, USL-B), this session will host Tom Truyts & Hélène Latzer (CEREC, USL-B). They will address the following issue « L’Islam radical et la théorie économique », and will be discussed by Yannick Vanderborght.
    Where? Room P61, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    Where? 12:00 – 14:00
    To register.
  • 04.05.17 – New CReSPo publication – Amandine Orsini. 
    Amandine Orsini & Aarti Gupta’s book chapter entitled « Liability, Redress and Cartagena Protocol« , has been published in Elisa Merger & Jona Razzaque (eds) Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law.
    More info.
    03.05.17 – Florence Delmotte participates in the IRIB (Institut de recherches interdisciplinaires sur Bruxelles) lunch-conference. 
    Florence Delmotte will chair this session devoted to François Rinschbergh (USL-B, ULB) who will discuss the following issue « Travail culturel, entre redistribution et reconnaissance. Enquête dans le milieu (socio)artistique d’un quartier populaire bruxellois« . He will be discussed by Jacinthe Mazzocchetti (UCL).
    To register.
  • 28.04.17 – New CReSPo publication – Emmanuel-Pierre – Guittet. 
    We are delighted to announce the publication of Politics of Anxiety, edited by Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet, Emmy Eklundh (King’s College London) and Andreja Zevnik (University of Manchester) :
    From the threats posed by austerity and the fears around global migration to the unsettled notion of resistance, our political world is permeated with anxieties. But what does this mean for our everyday lived political experience? Do governments provoke or encourage a sense of anxiety as a form of control and power? How do citizens react to, comply with, or resist, this sense of anxiety?
    More info.  
  • 25.04.17 – Martin Deleixhe participates in the next RIS (Réseau Interdisciplinarité Société) « Citoyenneté, civisme, civilité » session.
    Martin Deleixhe will address the following theme « L’hospitalité, vertu morale ou pratique citoyenne ? » and will be discussed by Louise Carlier (ULB) and Daniel Lorenzini (USL-B).
    When? 16:00 – 18:00
    Where? room P50
    To register.
  • 24.04.17 – Yannick Vanderborght is a speaker at the Lille « Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société » (MESHS). 
    As part of the workshop « Le raisonnement en sciences humaines et sociales (2) »  (« Argumenting in human and social sciences ») , organised by MESHS and Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Yannick Vanderborght will discuss « La laïcité belge à l’épreuve du cas bouddhiste« .
    More info.
  • 22.03.17 – CReSPo Seminar series! – Antoine Pécoud.
    Antoine Pécoud (Université Paris 13, Sciences Po CERI) will address the following theme : « Entre pouvoir et savoir : comprendre comment les organisations internationales appréhendent les migrations » and will be discussed by Denis Duez (USL-B).
    Where? Room 4015, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 12:00 – 14:00
    Sandwichs will be provided. 
    To register.
  • 19.04.17 – New CReSPo publication – Florence Delmotte & Christophe Majastre. 
    Florence Delmotte and Christophe Majastre publish a book chapter entitled « Violence and Civilité : the Ambivalences of the State » in Tatiana Savoia Landini & François Dépelteau (eds) Norbert Elias and Violence, Palgrave Macmillan US.
    More info.
    3-4.04.17 – CReSPo participates in the ABSP (Association Belge de Science Politique) triennial conference « L’Etat face à ses transformations ». 
    Denis Duez and Christophe Majastre co-organize the Europe – focused session (S07), Nathalie Schiffino-Leclercq the public policies – focused one (S01) and Amandine Orsini, also a member of the scientific committee, the International Relations – focused one (S16).
    Several of our members will also discuss their papers : « Les outputs de la politique antiterroriste : l’état d’urgence vécu par ses usagers » (S06) by Chloé Thomas; « Les discours de crise au prisme des idéologies. Le désir d’une autre Europe pour la Lega Nord et Rifondazione Comunista » (S07) by Florence Di Bonaventura; « Représenter les entreprises sociales dans les relations interprofessionnelles. Vers une reconfiguration des instances de concertation sociale? » (S14) by Anne Guisset; « La dynamique postnationale européenne au prisme de la phénoménologie de l’étranger de Waldenfels » (S17) by Martin Deleixhe and « L’expertise universitaire en appui à la politique de coopération au développement » (S25) by Emmanuel Klimis & al.
    To the conference programme.
  • 30.03.17 – New CReSPo publication  – Yannick Vanderborght.
    CReSPo is delighted to announce the publication of « Basic Income » (Harvard University Press), Yannick Vanderborght and Philippe Van Parijs‘ latest bookthat is to be published on March 20th in the USA and on March 30th in Europe.
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    – The book has been reviewed in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journalthe Financial Timesthe Citizen’s Income Trust, and les Echos.
    – It was also a Times Higher Education book of the week
    More info.  
  • 22.03.17 – CReSPo Seminar series! – Laura Iozelli.
    Laura Iozelli (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles) will address the following theme : « Transnational cooperative initiatives on climate : conceptualizing and assessing their legitimacy in the governance of climate change » and will be discussed by Nathalie Schiffino-Leclercq (UCL-Mons).
    Where? Room 4015, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 12:00 – 14:00
    Sandwichs will be provided. 
    To register.
  • 21.03.17 – Claire Lafon participates in the one-day event « Femmes et construction européenne ». 
    Claire Lafon will discuss Women’s participation in the new european civil society as part of this ESPER event that is organised by the House of Europe of Le Mans.
    Researchers, members of the European Parliament, and journalists will meet all together with highschool pupils.
    More info.
  • 20.03.17 – CReSPo gets involved in Campus Plein Sud!
    Campus Plein Sud is a campaign designed to raise university students’ awareness on North-South dynamics. To discuss its main focus – Social Economy – Anne Guisset will chair a debate after the screening of the documentary entitled « Le printemps des Bonzaïs« .
    Where? Local 3300, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 17:45
    To download the campaign programme at Saint-Louis.
  • 15.03.17 – New CReSPo publication – Florence Delmotte & Heidi Mercenier. 
    Along with Virginie Van Ingelgom (UCL), Florence Delmotte and Heidi Mercenier publish the book chapter « Appartenance et indifférence à l’Europe : quand les jeunes s’en mêlent (ou pas) » in Alain Faure & Emmanuel Négrier (eds) La politique à l’épreuve des émotions.
    To the table of contents.
    More info.
  • 15.03.17 – Gilles Biaumet is the coach for our interuniversity Master in Human rights’ team at the Belgian Red Cross international and humanitarian law contest. 
    Claire Deveux et Léa Layachi will defend the Master’s title and impersonate the International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor in this moot court competition. Gilles Biaumet has been coaching the team since September to complete, first, the written submissions, and then to prepare for the oral plea.
    The event will take place on March 15th (evening) at the Brussels Law Court.
    You can register to the event until March 10th here!
    More info.
  • 14.03.17 – New CReSPo publication – Amandine Orsini.
    Amandine Orsini publishes the article « The negotiation burden of institutional interactions: non-state organizations and the international negotiations on forests » in the last issue of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs.
    More info.
  • 14.03.17 – Amandine Orsini is invited as an expert by GEM-STONES. 
    The GEM-STONES post-graduate School is organizing a Method Workshop on « Concept building and consistency » from March 13th to 16th. Amandine Orsini is participating as an expert on March 14th.
    To the workshop programme.
  • 08.03.17 – New CReSPo publication – Christophe Majastre & Florence Delmotte.
    Christophe Majastre and Florence Delmotte publish together two book chapters entitled « Der Staat als (einzige) Form politischer Integration? » and « Das Politische und der Staat, oder warum Ersteres nicht auf Letzteres reduziert werden kann » in Erik Jentges (ed), Das Staatsverständnis von Norbert Elias, 2017.
    More info.
  • 04.03.17 – Florence Delmotte participates in the « Symposium in Honour of Eric Dunning » at Leicester University.
    Emeritus Professor Eric Dunning is specialized in Sociological theory, especially the functional sociology and theory of civilizing processes of Norbert Elias and its place within the wider field of classical and modern sociology, and in the Sociology of sport and leisure. On March 4th, the Norbert Elias Foundation is celebrating both an outstanding sociologist and a remarkable pedagogue. Eric Dunning’s most well-known colleagues and friends, the « figurati », will be virtually all present, including Stephen Mennell (Dublin), Cas Wouters (Amsterdam) or Andrew Linklater (Aberystwyth) .
    More info on the Norbert Elias Foundation.
  • 01.03.17 – CReSPo Seminar series! – Johanna Siméant.
    Johanna Siméant (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will address the following theme « Les terrains de l’International » and will be discussed by Aude Merlin (ULB).
    Where? Room 4015, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 12:00 – 14:00
    Sandwichs will be provided. 
    To register.
  • 28.02.17 – New CReSPo publication – Amandine Orsini. 
    CReSPo is delighted to announce the publication of Relations internationales : Grands textes politiques et juridiques, collectively edited by Jean Le Hardy De Beaulieu (Editeur Scientifique), Amine Aït Chaalal, Tanguy de Wilde d’Estmael, Yves Lejeune, Michel Liégeois, Amandine Orsini, Yannick Radi, Valérie Rosoux, Tanguy Struye de Swielande and Pierre Vercauteren.
    More info
  • 22-25.02.17 – CReSPo participates in the International Studies Association Annual Convention « Understanding Change in World politics » at Baltimore. 
    Gilles Biaumet will present his paper « The sentinel and the rebel. Multi-choice policing in Burundi and the state-centered approach of security sector reform » as part of the session « Private Security beyond Private military and security companies : Exploring diversity within private-public collaborations » on Wednesday. Emmanuel Klimis will present his paper « From post-conflict to fragility, a reversed depoliticization of Development Assistance? » as part of the session « International Organizations and the Art of (de)politicization » on Friday.
    More info.
  • 23.02.17 – ‘Migrations et Luttes Sociales’ Seminar series!
    Thomas Swerts (Chicago University) will adresse the following issue « Chasing the dream : the undocumented Youth movement in the United States« . 
    Where? Het Anker  (rue Marck, 25, 1000 Bruxelles)
    When? 17:00 – 19:00
  • 15.02.17 – DEADLINE – CReSPo PhD conference call for papers!
    CReSPo PhD candidates are happy to launch the call for papers for their conference « The asymmetric interactions between State and civil society » that will take place on June, 8-9.
    Abstract proposals are to be sent (in english or french) before February 15th to crespo@usaintlouis.be.
    To the call for papers.
  • 02.02.17 – Claire Lafon contribues to the Dictionnaire des féministes. France XVIIIe – XXIe siècles, edited by the Presses Universitaires de France. 
    Claire Lafon wrote a  biographical note about Denise Fuchs, a French feminist woman, elected President in 1998 of the European Women’s Lobby. 
    More info.
  • 01.02.17 – CReSPo Seminar series! – Anne Nguyen.
    Anne Nguyen (USL-B & ULB) will address the following theme « Le poison de la guerre – Analyse des mobilisations transnationales pour les victimes de l’Agent Orange« .
    Where? Room 4015, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 12:00 – 14:00
    Sandwichs will be provided. 
    To register.
  • 30.01.17 – CReSPo participates in the first 2017 edition of the  Revue Nouvelle.
    Youri Lou Vertongen and Andrew Crosby (ULB) are responsible for the special issue « Papiers pour tous ou tous sans papiers« , that questions the future of borders and migration policies.
    Florence Delmotte‘s review « Généalogie du scepticisme démocratique » discusses Justine Lacroix and Jean-Yves Pranchère’s book « Le Procès des droits de l’homme ».
    More info.
  • 26.01.17 – ‘Migrations et Luttes Sociales’ Seminar series!
    Pauline Brücker (SciencePo Paris) will discuss « Le capital militant à l’épreuve de la mobilité. Les mobilisations de demandeurs d’asile soudanais en Egypte et en Israël ». 
    Where? UPJB (61 rue de la victoire, 1060 Saint-Gilles)
    When? 17:30 – 19:30
  • 19-20.01.17 – Florence Delmotte is a speaker at the workshops « Norbert Elias, Sociologue de la connaissance et des sciences ».
    Florence Delmotte will discuss the following theme « Science et politique. Les affinités inattendues entre la vision éliasienne de l’histoire et le marxisme critique de Rosa Luxembourg » on Friday.
    To download the two-day programme.
  • 02.01.17 – Martin Deleixhe is interviewed on France Culture radio.  
    Martin Deleixhe is invited on Marie Richeux’s show « Nouvelles Vagues » to discuss his book Aux bords de la démocratie, published in 2016.
    To listen to the show.  

2016

  • 23.12.16 – CReSPo Seminar series – New programme!
    The programme of our CReSPo Seminar series 2016-2017/2nd semester is now available here.
    Anne Nguyen (USL-B & ULB) will lead the first session on the following issue « Le poison de la guerre – Analyse des mobilisations transnationales pour les victimes de l’Agent Orange ».
    More info on the Seminar series web page.
    We look forward to meeting you there!
  • 21.12.16 – The CReSPo PhD conference call for papers is out!
    This conference is organized by the CReSPo junior PhD students on June 8-9th and will investigate the following theme « Les relations entre Etat et société civile au travers de leurs déséquilibres » (« The asymmetric interactions between State and civil society »).
    Abstract proposals are to be sent (in english or french) before February 15th to crespo@usaintlouis.be.
    To the call for papers.
  • 15.12.16 – Youri Lou Vertongen is a speaker at the first belgian Forum for social sciences entitled « Qu’en est-il de la démocratie »? 
    More info
    15.12.16 – Florence Delmotte chairs the IRIB (Institut de recherches interdisciplinaires sur Bruxelles) lunch break conference.
    Emmanuelle Lenel (USL-B) will discuss her article « Les quartiers du canal en « gentrification » ? Une critique nuancée des effets de la programmation de la mixité sociale dans le territoire du canal à Bruxelles » with Jean-Michel Decroly (Université Libre de Bruxelles).
    Where? Rome P61 (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)
    When? 12:00-14:00
  • 14.12.16 – CReSPo Seminar series!! – Ann Rudinow Saetnan & Rocco Bellanova.
    Ann Rudinow Saetnan (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Rocco Bellanova (PRIO, USL-B) will address the following theme : « Proof and Beauty : Assessing ‘Image Quality’ in two surveillance contexts ».
    Where? Room 4015, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 12:00-14:00
    Sandwichs will be provided. 
    To register.
  • 13.12.16 – « Revenu universel : le vrai débat au coeur de la présidentielle » – Yannick Vanderborght and Philippe Van Parijs. 
    We are please to announce the new edition of the book « L’allocation universelle » (n°412, Paris: La Découverte, 2016), published in 2005.
    More info.
  • 13.12.16 – Youri Lou Vertongen participates in the session « Carrefour syndical, la lutte des sans papiers ». 
    As part of the exhibition « Bitter Oranges : Travailleurs sans droits, les fruits amers du nouvel esclavagisme« , Youri Lou Vertongen will discuss migrants’ political mobilisation and supports.
    More info.
  • 01.12.16 – CReSPo Seminar series!! – Nathalie Schiffino-Leclercq
    Nathalie Schiffino-Leclercq (UCL) will address the following issue : « Démocratie et décision politique en Belgique ».
    Where? Room 4015, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 12:00-14:00
    Sandwichs will be provided. 
    To register.
  • 24-25.11.16 – Amandine Orsini participates in the International Workshop « Global Governance Fields Beyond Fragmentation and Complexity: Emergence, Effects and Discursive Underpinnings of Interorganizational Relations ».
    This international seminar is organized by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Freie Universität Berlin Junior. Amandine Orsini will discuss  « Food Security and Biofuels Regulations: the Amplifying Effect of International Regime Complexes? » in the session Effects of Inter-Organizational Entanglements: When Structures Form Actors and/or the Other Way Around.
    To the workshop programme.
  • 18-19.11.16 – Florence Di Bonaventura is a speaker for the conference  « Comparing the concepts of representation » held at Sciences-Po (Paris) and Paris 8 University. 
    Florence Di Bonaventura‘s article « The Dynamic and Polysemous Political Representation of the Lega Nord through Identity, Imagery and Mandate » is part of the session Case Studies on Undemocratic Representation.
    To the conference programme.
  • 17.11.16 – Enzo Pezzini participates in the workshop « Dynamiques de coopération dans les territoires : Approche multidisciplinaire » at Angers University. 
    Enzo Pezzini will discuss  « Le monde coopératif : une approche économico-politique européenne » as a concluding speech.
    To the workshop programme.
  • 16.11.16 – CReSPo Seminar series! – Chloé Thomas
    Chloé Thomas (USL-B) will address the following issue « Quels discours après les attentats ? Narratifs de la lutte antiterroriste ». 
    Where? Room 4015, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 12:00-14:00.
    Sandwiches will be provided. 
    To register.
  • 14.11.16 – Application deadline to the Jean Monnet programme « EU Environmental Policies and Law (POLLEN) ».
    IEE and CReSPo are pleased to announce that the interdisciplinary programme « EU Environmental Policies and Law (POLLEN) » has been awarded a Jean Monnet Module by the European Commission, a renowned prize in EU studies. POLLEN’s main scope is excellence-in-teaching in EU Studies. It aims to equip students and professionals with a rigorous knowledge, helping them bolster their career prospects and grasp the environmental challenges that Europe faces today.
    It will start on February 2017 and applications are now open. An early enrolment is strongly encouraged since the number of participants is limited.
    More info.
  • 07.11.16 – New publication of CReSPo – Amandine Orsini.
    Amandine Orsini participates in the special issue of the Moroccan online journal Emancipations – which focuses on the ongoing COP 22 in Marrakech – with her article « Business diplomacy in global environmental negotiations« .
    More info.
    To download the special issue.
  • 04.11.16 – Amandine Orsini participates in the Workshop « Governing Biodiversity » at Lausanne University. 
    Amandine Orsini is an external expert for this Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) project entitled « Governing biodiversity. The role of local communities within a context of overlapping regimes of international conventions ».
    To the workshop programme.
  • 28-29.11.16 – CReSPo and IEE take part in the organization of the European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference « (Dis)locating EUrope: Conflicts, challenges and changes » :
    Florence Delmotte – member of the scientific board – Christophe Majastre and Heidi Mercenier – members of the organizing team – are delighted to announce the launch of this conference at the Vrije Universities Brussel.
    Florence Di Bonaventura will discuss her article in the session « European populisms »,  Christophe Majastre will discuss his article in the session « The European archive », Heidi Mercenier will discuss her article in the session « Ordinary citizens’ perception of the EU », and Florence Delmotte will chair the session « Social movements and identities ».
    With the support of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Université libre de Bruxelles, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles and Université Catholique de Louvain.
    To the programme.
    More info.
  • 27.10.16 – Yannick Vanderborght takes part in  the event « Le revenu d’existence : Pourquoi? Pour qui? Comment? ».
    This one-day event – set up by the Alternatives économiques readers’s association – gathers researchers, NGOs and political institutions members . Yannick Vanderborght is a speaker at the first brainstorming session « Peut-on justifier l’instauration d’un revenu d’existence? ».
    More information and registration.
  • 24.10.16 – New publication of CReSPo in Brussels Studies – Catherine Xhardez.
    This edition aims at deciphering the Brussels institutional puzzle when it comes to considering migrants’ integration policies. In the article « L’intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Bruxelles : un puzzle institutionnel et politique » Catherine Xhardez successfully presents a comprehensive analysis of the situation and of its significative consequences on both political authorities and migrants.
    To the article.
  • 18.10.16 – Catherine Xhardez participates in the CRIDAQ lunch-conference at Université Laval (Québec).
    Catherine Xhardez will lead a session on “L’intégration des immigrants dans le cadre fédéral belge : un puzzle institutionnel et politique”.
    More info.
  • 17.10.16 – New post on PRIO-Blogs – Rocco Bellanova.
     and  discuss how smartphones are becoming the new best and worst friend of refugees and migrants in this post entitled « Give Us Your Phone and We May Grant You Asylum« .
    To the blog.
  • 17.10.16 – Anne Guisset takes part in the forum « Comment organiser le dialogue avec la société civile? ». 
    Organized by ConcertES and Inter-Environnement Wallonie, the forum gathers several members of foreign Institutions so they can share their experience of advisory councils.   Several members of the belgian civil society are invited to set off a debate afterwards.
    Anne Guisset will introduce the session.
    To the programme and registration.
  • 15.10.16 – Youri Lou Vertongen participates in the one-day event « Au fil de l’Autre ». 
    Organized by La Ligue des Droits de l’Homme, this event aims at arousing debates on societal issues. Youri Lou Vertongen will lead the session on « Réfugiés, migrants, étrangers : les peurs de l’Autre ».
    More info.
  • 14.10.16 – Denis Duez takes part in the conference « L’Europe de la Sécurité et de la Justice : Quels enjeux pour la France? ». 
    The conference will take place at the Institut National des Hautes Etudes de la Sécurité et de la Justice (INHESJ) in Paris and is organized, among others, with the support of the USL-B Institute for european studies (IEE).
    Denis Duez will discuss his article « Des smart borders aux clôtures barbelées: la revanche du low-tech? ».
    To the conference programme.
  • 14.10.17 – « Migrations et Luttes Sociales » Open Seminar series is now part of the EDTSS programme. 
    The series is part of the « Migrations & diversité culturelle » 2016-2017 programme of the graduate school in social sciences (EDTSS).
    More info.
  • 13.10.16 – New publication of CReSPo – Ludivine Damay & Florence Delmotte. 
    Ludivine Damay and Florence Delmotte publish their article « Les droits de l’homme entre ruptures et continuité : un éclairage historico-sociologique » (« Human Rights between Disruption and Continuity : A Historical-Sociological Clarification ») in the autumn issue (vol.2) of the Journal européen des droits de l’homme which focuses on the question « Droits de l’homme : la dernière utopie? ».
    More info.
  • 13.10.16 – Catherine Xhardez speaks about her research at Université Concordia (Montréal city). 
    At the “Centre pour l’évaluation des politiques d’immigration” (CEPI), Catherine Xhardez offers a comparison between Belgium and Québec on migrants integration policies.
    When? 12:15-13:15.
    Where? Salle H-1220 – Pavillon Henry F. Hall (1455 Boul. De Maisonneuse O.)
  • 12.10.16 – Autumn start of our CReSpo seminar series!
    Martin DELEIXHE (USL-B et ULB) is the first speaker of the series, on the following issue « Aux bords de la démocratie: les frontières entre souveraineté populaire et droits de l’homme ».
    Where? Local 4015, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
    When? 12:00-14:00.
    To register.
  • 11.10.16 – « Liberté pour les militants de la Voix des sans-papiers » : a contribution in the opinion pages of the newspaper « La Libre Belgique ». 
    This contribution was written by a forum of university researchers and members of civil society. It is for instance co-signed by « Migrations et Luttes Sociales » and Youri Lou Vertongen.
    To the contribution.
  • 10.10.16 – « Migrations et Luttes Sociales » Open Seminar series – Discover the 2016-2017 programme! 
    The first seminar will take place on November 03rd : Andréa Réa and Marco Martinelli will revisit their book « ‘Histoires sans-papiers’ (2002) » at Bruxelles Laïque from 6pm. .
    More info on MLS website.
  • 10.10.16 – CReSPo participates in the Workshop « Securitized Borderlands ». 
    As part of the workshop – that is organized, among others, by Martin Deleixhe at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) – Rocco Bellanova will discuss Martin’s article « Biopolitical sovereignty and the securitization of border(land)s » and Florence Delmotte will discuss Sarah Sajn’s « Securitizing a European Borderland: the Bordering Effects of Memory Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina« .
  • 08.10.16 – Heidi Mercenier is interviewed about youth’s political commitment in the newspaper « Le Soir ». 
    In the press article entitled « La jeunesse privilégie d’autres engagements« , Heidi Mercenier sheds light on youth’s political commitment from a qualitative angle.
    To the article.
  • 06.10.16 – Emmanuel Klimis co-organizes, and participes in, the conference « Commerce et Développement ». 
    Hosted by the Haute-Ecole Francisco Ferrer, the Haute Ecole Bruxelles-Brabant and Echos Communication ONG, the conference will address the ambiguity of pairing up « Trade and Development ». While some voices plead for a complete substitution « from aid to trade », other voices condemn the Globalisation spiral. In between, many other (nuanced) stands are possible : they co-exist and confront their very own formulas for a better world.  Emmanuel Klimis takes part in the session « Les relations Nord-Sud, un clivage encore pertinent? ».
    More information.
  • 01.10.16 – Yannick Vanderborght co-organizes, and participates in, the one-day event « Basic income, a utopia for our times? ». 
    In order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of BIEN (Basic Income Earth Network), the Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics of the University of Louvain is organizing, in collaboration with BIEN, a one-day event. This event will gather more than ten founding members of BIEN and many actors in today’s unprecedently active debate on basic income. Yannick Vanderborght takes part in the session « Promises and limits of past and future experiments ». 
    More information.  
  • 30.09.16 – New Publication of CReSPo – Gilles Biaumet.
    Gilles Biaumet publishes the article « The sentinel and the rebel. Multi-choice policing in Burundi and the state-centered approach of security sector reform » in Crime, Law and Social Change.
    Abstract : This article seeks to develop a back-to-back approach to the notions of ‘security governance’ and ‘security sector reform’. It draws on two small-scale grassroots policing arrangements in Burundi, arguably falling out-of-scope of state management, to question the notion of ‘wide security sector reform’ as promoted by the development aid community. The use of informal sentinels, guarding almost every commercial and domestic buildings in Bujumbura and the reconversion of bandits into guards in the countryside, make both a case for considering the grassroots policing arrangements in Burundi as blind spots of security sector reform.
    More info.  
  • 30.09.16 – Amandine Orsini participates in the 10th edition of the Workshop on International Relations (WIRE).
    Entitled « The Evolution of Institutional Complexes : A Biological Turn in the Study of International Institutions? », this edition is organized at Laval University (Montréal city, Canada), in partnership with the University of Miami, and with the support of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the network Refract.eu. Amandine Orsini discusses her article « Fractal Adaptation to Complexity : A Non‐State Perspective ».
    To the workshop programme.
  • 24.09.16 – Yannick Vanderborght is a speaker for the « 4th Forum Ideas for Quebec », held in Montréal city. 
    Centered on « Social policies for the 21st century », this 4th edition will examine the relevance and feasibility of introducing a guaranteed minimum income in Québec, but also a host of other ideas for advancing social justice in Québec. Yannick Vanderborght, specialist in the question of guaranteed minimum income, is scheduled to address this issue at 14h15.
    To the Forum programme
    More information.
  • 23.09.2016 – Catherine Xhardez addresses the issue of governance in Higher Education at the workshop « Utopian Universities ». 
    This workshop is organised by the UCL Chaire Hoover and will focus on several questions: Are Universities required to be democratic institutions ? Who has to be involved in the governance of Higher Education (students? staff? Faculty members? alumni?) ? Can/Should issues of social justice influence the way Higher Education is governed? Catherine Xhardez will discuss Gina Schouten’s article “Exploring the Social Justice Aim of Ideal Universities in Non-ideal Societies”.
    To the workshop programme.
  • 19.09.16 – Catherine Xhardez is now a member of the coordinating team of the Association Belge de Science Politique (ABSP) « Political Theory » Group.
    Catherine Xhardez joins this team already made of Eric Fabri (ULB), John Pitseys (CRISP), and Frédéric Claisse (Ulg). They aim at gathering researchers and professors who specialise in political theory studies.
    To know more about the group.
  • 16.09.16 – Amandine Orsini is interviewed about Bayer’s $66bn deal to buy agrochemical giant Monsanto in today’s edition of Le Soir journal. 
    In the press article « Bayer veut avaler Monsanto, un mariage toxique?« , Amandine Orsini discusses the lobbying power of the new group. 
  • 16.09.2016 – Catherine Xhardez participates in a seminar of the « Migrations, asile, multiculturalisme » (MAM) ULB research group.
    Catherine Xhardez presents a communication entitled “Les parcours d’intégration civique comme nouvelles frontières ?”.
    More information.
  • 15.09.16 – Yannick Vanderborght discusses the issue of « Le revenu universel : une solution à la crise des Etats Providences ? » in the online journal Metis, correspondances européennes du travail.
    To read the article.
  • 13.09.16 – Latest publication of Martin Deleixhe.
    We are delighted to announce the publication of Martin Deleixhe‘s book « Aux bords de la démocratie. Contrôle des frontières et politique de l’hospitalité ».
    To know more about the book.
  • 16.09.16 – PhD Public Defense of Enzo Pezzini!
    We are delighted to announce Enzo Pezzini‘s public defense of his PhD dissertation entitled « Bien commun et Démocratie économique : Enjeux éthiques et politiques de l’entreprise coopérative », promoted by Professor Yannick Vanderborght.
    When : 17h-19h
    Where : Room 1300
  • 08-10.09.16 – CReSPo participates in the conference « Changing Power Relations and the Drag Effects of Habitus : Theoretical and Empirical Approaches in the Twenty‐First Century ». 
    This conference is organized by the University of Münster (WWM) Institute of Sociology and is supported by the Norbert Elias Foundation. Virginie Van Ingelgom (UCL), Florence Delmotte and Heidi Mercenier discuss their article « (Lack of) European Feeling of Belonging and Indifference; Testing Elias’s Hypothesis about Habitus Drag Effect with Young Brussels », while Florence Di Bonaventura addresses the issue of « Italy and Lega Nord: the Power of Habitus for National Engineers ».
    To the conference programme
    More information.
  • 08-09.09.16 – Anne Guisset participates in the 36th AES (Association d’Economie Sociale) Conference held at  Université Lille 1 (Villeneuve d’ascq).
    To discuss the conference’s main theme – « Social Policies undergoing change » – Anne Guisset will address the issue of « La représentation des fédérations d’entreprises sociales au sein des instances de concertation sociale en Wallonie »
    To the conference programme
    More information.
  • 08-09.09.16 – SciencesPo-CERI and CReSPo organize the workshop « La cause des migrants. Pratiques, formes et acteurs des mouvements de contestation autour des questions migratoires » at SciencesPo Paris. 
    Pauline Brücker (CERI) and Youri Lou Vertongen gather several researchers from different  disciplines in order to address migrants’ political activism and corresponding support.
    To the workshop programme.
  • 02.09.16 – CReSPo participates in the 5th International Degrowth Conference held in Budapest from 30 August to 3 September 2016.
    More than 500 researchers and scientists from across the world will gather in Budapest to discuss Degrowth, as a response to ecological, social and political unsustainability of contemporary society. Ludivine Damay and Anne Guisset will discuss their article, written also with Christine Schaut (CES), entitled « Transition movements on the ground: activists’ career and relationship to the political».
    More information and conference programme
  • 17.08.16 – New publication of CReSPo – Anne Guisset.
    Anne Guisset participates in the August issue of the journal Transfer: European Review for Labour and Research entitled « Strikes and union-led protests in the age of austerity ». She reviews the book The Evolution of Intermediary Institutions in Europe. From Corporatism to Governance, edited by Eva Hartmann et Poul Kjaer (Palgrave MacmillanBasingstoke2015277 pp.) :
    « What keeps society ‘integrated’? (…) The ambitious goal of The Evolution of Intermediary Institutions in Europe. From Corporatism to Governance is to lay the foundations for a new theoretical framework able to deal with this challenge. (…) On the basis of these bodies of literature, Hartmann and Kjaer aim to explain the causes and consequences of the transition from corporatism to neo-corporatism and in turn to governance (in the European context). In this respect, their purpose – and the most interesting aspect of the book – is to mobilize intermediary institutions as the central concept of their theoretical framework ».
    To the full book review.
  • 26.07.16 – New publication of CReSPo – Amandine Orsini.
    Jean-Frédéric Morin, Sélim Louafi, Mohamed Oubenal & Amandine Orsini publish the article « Boundary organizations in regime complexes: a social network profile of IPBES » in the Journal of International Relations and Development.
    Abstract : Regime complexes are arrays of institutions with partially overlapping mandates and memberships. As tensions frequently arise among these institutions, there is a growing interest geared to finding strategies to reduce them. Insights from regime theory, science and technology studies, and social network analysis support the claim that “boundary organizations”—a type of organization until now overlooked in International Relations—can reduce tensions within regime complexes by generating credible, legitimate, and salient knowledge, provided that their internal networks balance multiple knowledge dimensions. Building on this argument, this article offers an ex ante assessment of the recently created International Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Results from our network analysis of IPBES point to clear improvements compared with similar organizations, although major deficiencies remain. The contribution of this article is threefold. Methodologically, it introduces new conceptual and technical tools to assess the “social representativeness” of international organizations. Theoretically, it supports the claim that international organizations are penetrated by transnational networks and, consequently, that the proliferation of institutions tends to reproduce structural imbalances. Normatively, it argues that a revision of nomination processes could improve the ability of boundary organizations to generate salient, credible, and legitimate knowledge.
    More information.
  • 12.07.16 – CReSPo leads the panel « Critical and normative visions of nation-building, Euroscepticism and Transnationalism » at the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna. 
    Led by Florence DelmotteFlorence Di Bonaventura and Christophe Majastre, this panel is part of the Working Group WG02 « Historical and Comparative Sociology ». Florence Di Bonaventura will address the issue of « Historical Sociology of the Nation State: A Critique from the Italian Case « .
    To the conference programme.
    More information.
  • 01.07.16 – New publication of CReSPo – Ludivine Damay & Heidi Mercenier. 
    Ludivine Damay and Heidi Mercenier publish in the Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP) the article « Free movement and EU citizenship: a virtuous circle?« .
    Abstract: The year 2013 was officially declared the European Year of Citizens (EYC) in the European Union (EU). Through this event, the European Commission (EC) reiterates a virtuous circle’ – between citizenship, free movement and a sense of belonging – able to bring citizens closer to the EU. This contribution shows how this virtuous circle’ tends to translate into a tunnel vision’ that reduces citizenship to free movement. Through the analysis of EC discourses, of the literature on movers’ and stayers, and of focus groups with young people from Brussels, we suggest to expand the understanding of free movement and its effects. Overall, this contribution proposes to re-evaluate the scope of the virtuous circle’ by considering that the stayers’ are also EU citizens, that free movement is not indisputably an attractive right, and that the movers do not unquestionably feel attached to the EU as a result of their mobility.
    More information.
  • 31.06 – 01.07.16 – Launch of the 9th Workshop on International Relations (WIRE) « Complex systems for global governance ».
    Amandine Orsini et Philippe Le Prestre have set up this workshop at Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles with the support of the FRANCQUI Fondation and Refract.eu network.
    To the workshop programme
  • 29.06.16 – New publication of CReSPo – Amandine Orsini. 
    Amandine Orsini publishes the article « Do Non-State Perspectives Matter for Treaty Ratification and Implementation? The case of the European Consultation on the Nagoya protocol » in the journal Environmental Policy and Governance. A very special thank-you to Laurent Uyttersport, a former intern at CReSPo, who helped to analyze the data!
    More information.  
  • 24.06.16 – Olivier Paye co-organizes one of the AFSP (Association Française de Science Politique) 2017 Conference panels. 
    The panel « Internet and Political Participation : Traditional Questions, New Research Devices and New Data » is led by Jean-Gabriel Contamin (Université de Lille, CERAPS) Jean-Benoît Pilet (Université Libre de Bruxelles, CEVIPOL) and Olivier Paye.
    Guidelines to abstract submission will be available soon.
    To know more about the panel
  • 23.06.16 – New publication of CReSPo – Youri Lou Vertongen. 
    Youri Lou Vertongen and Gregory Mauze publish their article « Les sans-papiers de la CSC, une tentative concrète de convergence des luttes » in the June issue of démocratie. They discuss a five-month ethnographic research on the « Comité des Travailleurs Sans-papiers de la CSC » (Sept 15 – Jan 16). They had already addressed their main conclusions at the conference « Penser l’Emancipation » held in Brussels last January.
    More information
  • 16-17.06.16 – CReSPo participates in the international conference « La Démocratie participative: refoulement ou formalisation des émotions? » at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. 
    On Thursday, Ludivine Damay and Florence Delmotte will present their article « Les ‘Dialogues citoyens’ de la Commission Européenne: sensesensibility et sentiment d’appartenance » as part of the panel « Le façonnage institutionnel des sensibilités citoyennes ». On Friday, Marie Dufrasne will discuss her article « Comment l’Initiative Citoyenne Européenne impose aux participants de contourner un contrôle maximal des affects » as part of the panel « S’émouvoir contre le pouvoir, déverrouiller les débats ».
    To the conference programme.
    More information.
  • 13.06.16 – New online publication of Florence Delmotte and Ludivine Damay in Brussels Studies.
    The article entitled « Trivoli, quartier durable : une nouvelle manière de faire la ville à Bruxelles? » has been co-signed by Arnaud Bilande, Cynthia Dial, Ludivine DamayFlorence Delmotte, Julie Neuwels, Christine Schaut and Anne-Laure Wibrin. To the authors, the project of sustainable neighbourhood « Trivoli » (400 accomodations, a parc, and an economic focus on « green » activities) sheds light on (original ?) ways to design modern cities.
    To read the article
  • 09.06.16 – Amandine Orsini participates in the 2nd European Conference on Teaching & Learning Politics, International Relations & European Studies, held in Brussels.
    Amandine Orsini discusses the issue of « Experiencing International Relations by playing games » as part of the session « Games and simulations in an active learning environment ».
    To the conference programme
  • 01.06.16 – New publication of CReSPo and the Institute for european studies (IEE).
    CReSpo and IEE are pleased to announce their latest publication entitled Les frontières et la communauté politique : Faire, défaire et penser les frontières
, edited by Florence Delmotte and Denis Duez. The authors invite us to look at the bigger picture when considering the over-addressed concept of « border », and to legitimate its other meanings and usages.
    With the inputs of Christine Schaut, Etienne Schmitt, Heidi Mercenier, Martine Brouillette, Justine Guichard, Meryll David-Isamyil, and Marianne Fougère.
    To order the book.

2015

  • 09.03.15 – Heidi Mercenier leaves for a research stay in Oslo.
    Heidi Mercenier, PhD student at CReSPo and IEE, leaves for a 3-month period for research purposes from March until June 2015 to the ARENA research centre of Oslo University, which focuses on European issues.
  • 04.03.15 – Francqui Chair 2015 “Human Rights and Politics”.
    Justine Lacroix, this year’s tenure holder of the Francqui Chair at Université Saint Louis – Bruxelles, held her inaugural lecture in a crowded teaching theater. Professor of political science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where she is also director of the Centre on Political Theory, Justine Lacroix distinguished herself for her work on theoretical and normative issues related to the building of Europe. Her recent research funded by the European Research Council, focuses on Human Rights’ critiques. These are the core of her six lectures for the Francqui Chair. She specifically addresses issues such as critiques’ pluralism of Human Rights and the current political need of seriously facing these critiques in order to address them. The authorities of Saint-Louis, the chancellor of ULB Didier Viviers, several professors, external academics, researchers and students of different faculties of Saint-Louis took part to the inaugural class. The CReSPo members are proud of the success of the event that honours a leading figure of the discipline. The 5 other lectures were given within Florence Delmotte’s course on Political Theories and were open to the public.
    The Chair was held from March 10th to April 21st.
    To access the full programme of the 2015 Francqui Chair: click here
  • 03.03.15 – Inaugural lecture of Francqui Chair “Human Rights and Politics”.
    Justine Lacroix, Professor at ULB and director of the centre for political theory, inaugurated the Francqui Chair 2015 on March 3rd. Five more lectures will follow this one during the months of March and April 2015.
    To access the fully-detailed program of the Francqui Chair 2015: click here.
    For more information: click here
  • 02.03.15 – Youri Lou Vertongen published in the latest issue of Politique.
    The March-April issue of Politique focused on social mobilisation in Belgium. Youri Lou Vertongen, published an article entitled “Sans-papiers: de la régularisation par le travail à la « biolégitimité » (Illegal migrants: from working regularisation to «biolegitimity »)” which analyses the regularisation campaigns of illegal migrants between 1974 and 2009.
    For more information: click here
  • 02.03.15 – Call for papers – 8th WIRE (Workshop on International Relations).
    The call for papers on “Boundary Organizations in International Affairs” will close on April 13th. The 8th WIRE workshop will take place in Brussels on 26th and 27th August 2015 and is organised by Amandine Orsini member of CReSPo, by Sélim Louafi (Cirad, France) and by Jean-Frédéric Morin (Université Laval, Québec).
    For more infomation: click here
  • 27.02.15 – “Exploring the Keynesian-Ordoliberal Divide. Flexibility and Convergence in French and German Leaders’ Economic Ideas During the Euro-Crisis” seminar.
    IEE, in partnership with CReSPo, organised a seminar within the ARC research project “Why Regulate? Regulation, Deregulation and the Legitimacy of the EU”. The IEE and CReSPo welcomed for the occasion Dr. Femke AWJ van Esch, Assistant Professor of European Integration from the University of Utrecht.
  • From 18.02.15 to 21.02.15 – Several members of CReSPo participated in the 56th Congress of ISA in New Orleans.
    Florence Delmotte intervened in the panel “Historical Sociology, International Relations, World History” with a presentation entitled “A Sociology of Norbert Elias’s Civilizing Processes: beyond Realism versus Cosmopolitanism.  A Long-term Global Approach to International Relations »Rocco Bellanova co-organised and intervened in two panels respectively entitled: “Where To Start With International Relations? Following Things, Selecting Places And Unfolding Spaces: Some Methodological Tricks For A Situated Study Of IR” and “Security, Critique And Technology (I): Knowledges, Know-Hows And Identities”. Denis Duez intervened in the panel “Where To Start With International Relations? Following Things, Selecting Places And Unfolding Spaces: Some Methodological Tricks For A Situated Study Of IR” with a presentation entitled “Academic (Counter) Expertise on Terrorism. A Sociological Account of Knowledge Competition”. Gilles Biaumet intervened in the panel “Security, Critique And Technology (I): Knowledges, Know-Hows And Identities” with a presentation entitled “The Politics of Breaking the (Legal) Routine: Technological Means of Warfare Beyond Law as Usual”.
  • 04.02.15 – Anne Guisset, Emmanuel Klimis and Youri Lou Vertongen took part in the 6th International Congress of the French-speaking Associations of Political Science.
    The international Congress “Discipline(s) and indiscipline(s)” was held on 5th – 7th February 2015 in Lausanne, at the Institute of political and International Studies. Youri Lou Vertongen presented along with Martin Deleixhe (KUL) a paper on “The reproduction of borders in the mobilisation of illegal immigrants”. Anne Guisset’s speech addressed the regional and/or local groups of interests’ representation strategies at a European level within the framework of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy. Emmanuel Klimis organised along with Sami Makki (EHESS) and Mélanie Cambrezy (Université de Montréal) a section entitled “Social Sciences tested by experts of development and international security”. With Geoffroy Matagne (ULg) and Sidney Leclercq (ULB/UCL), he will address the issue of “Political Risks and Risk Policy in the cooperation with fragile states”.
  • 29.01.15 – Claire Lafon participates at  “Women and Health”.
    This meeting was organised by the group “Women, teaching, research at the University of Liège”. Claire Lafon addressed the issue of the Europeanisation of pro-choice struggles facing the rise of conservatism, by studying the actions of the European Women’s Lobby with regards to the Spanish and Irish governments.
  • 22.01.15 – Amandine Orsini contributes to the new edition of CERISCOPE
    CERISCOPE is an online scientific publication of the international research centre of SciencesPo Paris (CERI). Amandine Orsini published in the January 2015 issue an article entitled: “Environmental lobbies: advantages of a pluralistic approach).
    To read the article online.  
  • 13.01.15 – Denis Duez is interviewed on RTL TVI news about the measures proposed by the Michel government to fight radicalisation.
    In the aftermath of Paris’ attacks, the government of Charles Michel hastily suggested measures to boost the legislative framework regarding terrorism and radicalisation. The proposed measures focus on a revision of judiciary framework for wiretappings, the removal of Belgian citizenship in case of affiliation with terrorism, the removal of Belgian ID for individuals suspected of  to become foreign fighters, while for those who already are fighting, an asset freezing and criminal charges are planned.
    To see the intervention: click here
  • 12.01.15 – New Associate Researcher at CReSPo
    A new associated research fellow joins the CReSPo team: Rozenn Nakanabo Diallo (PhD). Coming from Sciences Po Bordeaux, her thesis focused on “Nature politics and the nature of the State: State sovereignty re(deployment) and public transnational action in Mozambique
    To know more about Rozenn, visit the staff section of the website.

2014

  • 19.12.14 – New Member at CReSPo
    CReSPo is delighted to welcome Florence Di Bonaventura as a new PhD student with a  FSR-funded PhD project as from January 1st 2015.
  • 01.12.14 – Conference-Debate “Business and Human rights’ violations: concerns and limits of business social responsibility”
    Several cases show the importance and weight of economic actors regarding Human Rights : the disaster of the Union Carbide in Bhopal, India in 1984; the partnership of Total with the Birman regime and also the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh in 2013; are only some of numerous examples. These were highly publicized by large media coverage and became sadly famous for their dramatic  nature and because of the outrage they set off. Certainly ethic issues in the economic world are not a new topic of discussion. The idea of social responsibilities for business has become increasingly important in recent years not only within the firms themselves, but also for the general public and through international normative tools. If awareness and normative tools evolve, will they be sufficient to protect individual rights? Will these principles and norms reach economic actors, getting them to be more responsible? How to understand and evaluate enterprises’ voluntary practices with regards to social responsibility? What role do States play? Will they take part to the protection of Human Rights or to the violations perpetrated by enterprises? What is the role of NGOs in this new awareness and normative evolution? What are their strategies to reinforce the effectiveness of these principles? How do negotiations take place to make these norms of protection surface? To address all these questions, the CReSPo welcomes:
    Jean-Marc Caudron (Coordinator Actions Urgentes, achACT),
    Jérôme Chaplier (Coordinator, European Coalition for Corporate Justice)
    Olivier De Schutter (Professor at UCL, former special representative to the United Nations on the right to food)
    Emmanuelle Michotte (sociologist, assistant at CEPAP, ULB)
  • 26.11.14 – Screening of the documentary La langue à terre and debate.
    The Language Sciences Seminar (SeSLa) and CReSPo organize the screening of this political documentary directed by Jean-Pierre Roy and Michel Breton, on the progressive usage of English in Montreal, Quebec and to a certain extent in France. The screening was followed by a debate with the co-director Jean Pierre Roy.
    For more information: click here
  • 24.11.14 – Amandine Orsini publishes a book on European Union and International Organisations
    Since its birth, European Union has either been an active player in the activities of other international organizations (IO), or it has been working with them. However, very few information is available on the meaning of this long-term engagement with IOs when studied from International Relations and European studies perspectives.
    Why is the EU involved on the long-term with IOs? How? What is the impact? These three main research questions are addressed in this innovative book with the goal of exploring EU’s interaction with IOs.
    For more information: click here.
  • 21.11.14 – ARC seminar on “Cultures of security, knowledge of systems : securitizing urban transportation networks”.
    IEE and CReSPo host this seminar that is organised in the framework of the ARC project “Why Regulate? Regulation, Deregulation and the Legitimacy of the EU”. Marijn Hoitjtink, PhD in political science and researcher at the University of Amsterdam, intervenes with Rocco Bellanova, senior researcher at PRIO and CReSPo.
  • 07.11.14 – Workshop “Human Rights: the ultimate dream?”.
    This workshop, co-organised by the CReSPo, focused on Human Rights from a social science perspective. Ludivine Damay and Florence Delmotte chaired Justine Lacroix (ULB)’s presentation entitled « Des droits de l’homme aux droits humains ? Retour sur un débat historiographie à forte portée politique ». 
    For more information: click here.
  • 03.11.14 – Debate-conference “To isolate the disease and not the countries? Political stand and international coordination regarding Ebola virus”.
    IEE and CReSPo have the pleasure to organise this debate on Nov. 3rd 2014.
    For more information: click here.
  • 30.10.14 – Opening session of the postgraduate school on development studies, Université Saint-Louis.
    Professor Jean-Daniel Rainhorn (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme – Paris) addressed in this opening session the issue of “Globalization and health: from the assistance to development to the new forms of slavery”.
    For more information: click here.
  • 30.10.14 – Screening of the movie « L’exercice de l’Etat ».
    Within the program of Philosophy and Literature’s cine-forum, Pierre Schoeller’s movie « L’exercice de l’Etat » was screened and was followed by a debate chaired by Catherine Xhardez.
    For more information: click here.
  • 28.10.14 – Catherine Xhardez intervened in the IRIB conference on “Community and regional divisions on competences: the Gordian knot of Brussel’s citizens”. Mathis el Berhoumi and Xavier Delgrange (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles) also participated in the conference.
  • 28.10.14 – Youri Lou Vertongen published a white paper entitled ”Condemning migratory policies is not enough” co-signed with Martin Deleixhe and Leila Mouhib. It is published by La Libre Belgique newspaper in its Oct. 28th edition.
    To read the white paper: click here.
  • 27.10.14 – CReSPo seminar “Sociology of offender élites”.
    To celebrate their publishing the book Sociologie des élites délinquantes. De la criminalité en col blanc à la corruption politique (Armand Colin, 2014), CReSPo welcomed Pierre Lascoumes and Carla Nagels on Oct. 27th.
    For more information on the publication: click here
  • 21.10.14 – Publication – article about migrants in the Observatoire Belge des Inegalités by Youri Lou Vertongen.
    This article attempts to distinguish a genealogy of the terms used to qualify illegal migrants. In Belgium, every new migration restrictions create an image of foreigners that is often used to discriminate, de-legitimate, or exclude.
    To read the article: click here
  • 17.10.14 – New publication of Yannick Vanderborght : Basic income in Japan.
    Co-edited by Yannick Vanderborght and Toru Yamamouri, this edited book presents, for the first time in English, the updated state of research, in Japan, on basic income. In 15 chapters, the publication develops different aspects of the debate in this area of research but it also focuses broadly on the reforms of the Japanese social welfare system. The work is prefaced by Ronald Dore, one of the most renowned experts of Japanese economy.
    The book is presented on Oct. 31st 2014 at the Franco-Japanese centre, Ebisu, Tokyo.
    For more information: click here
  • 16.10-17.10.14 – Claire Lafon’s intervention in the symposium “Women and networks in modern and contemporary societies – realities and representations”.
    This meeting was organised by the Research Centre on Modern and Contemporary Worlds (CEMMC) based at the Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3, as part of the research area “women’s network, networked women”. The symposium aims at developing research on women’s role in political, professional, religious and cultural networks. Claire Lafon discussed “The benefits of network mobilisation for feminists. A case study of activists in the European Women’s Lobby from the 1980s to nowadays”.
  • 08.10-09.10.14 – Workshop days “Sustainable neighbourhoods in Brussels: a new way of living?” Focus on the Tivoli case
    Ludivine Damay
    , Florence Delmotte and Olivier Paye took part to this two-day workshop co-organised by IRIB and CReSPo. After more than a year since its creation, the group “Sustainable Neighbourhood” (mainly composed of researchers in sociology, political science and town planning and architecture) presented the results of their work and discussed it with the actors involved in the Tivoli project and with those involved in sustainable neighborhoods : regional and local administrations, regional and local associations, resident committees, architecture offices and political representatives. These workshop days are also intended to confront the lessons learned by analysing the Tivoli case in comparison to other cases.
    Full program.
  • 08.10.14 – Publication of the handbook Fondements de science politique by Olivier Paye.
    This handbook was co-authored by almost every Professors who have been giving introductory lectures in Political Science within the French Community Universities in Belgium in 2011-2012. This publication primarily focuses on creating a common learning tool. The handbook also aims at being used outside of academia and addresses cases beyond the Belgian experience.
    For further information.
  • 18 September 2014 – Newcomers at CReSPo.
    This year, CReSPo is growing and welcomes 4 new members. Youri Lou Vertongen and Anne Guisset are both assistants/researchers, Nicolas Arens is a F.R.S-F.N.R.S researcher at the IEE and at CReSPo and finally, Yves Montouroy is replacing Amandine Orsini for the first semester. CReSPo also welcomes an intern for 3,5 months, Chloé Thomas.
  • 15 September 2014 – Catherine Xhardez and Dave Sinardet both publish one article in the new issue of the review Outre-Terre.
    Outre-Terre, the European review about Geopolitics, has gathered contributions from about twenty Belgian and foreign academics, observers and political actors to make a special issue dedicated to Belgium. Two CReSPo members are involved in it : Dave Sinardet and Catherine Xhardez with « The different roads of integration on a new land of immigrants » (« Les différentes routes de l’intégration sur une nouvelle terre d’immigration »). A presention of the issue will take place on Thursday Septembre 18, 2014 at the Université Saint-Louis.
    More info about the event : click here
    Link to the review : click here
  • 08 – 10 September 2014 – Catherine Xhardez’s Participation to the MANCEPT Workshop.
    On Monday 8th September until Wednesday September 10, Catherine Xhardez will participate at the MANCEPT Workshop, an annual conference in political theory, organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. She will present a communication in the panel « Justice and Immigration ».
 More info : click here
  • 3 – 5 September 2014 – First congress of gender studies in France.
    Claire Lafon, researcher at CReSPo, participates to the first Conference on gender studies in France between the 3rd and 5th September at the ENS of Lyon. She will participate to the workshop « Le genre dans la construction européenne », chaired by the historian Françoise Thébaud. Her presentation is entitled « Networks and organisation modes as source of the European Women’s Lobby and its abolitionist stand (from the 1970s until today) » (« Réseaux et modes d’organisation à l’origine du Lobby Européen des Femmes et de sa position abolitionniste (années 1970-nos jours) »). More info : click here
  • 21 August 2014 – New publication of Amandine Orsini.
    Amandine Orisini has recently published, with two colleagues from the VUB, a book’s chapter about the use of transparency instruments (declaration of the origin, information exchanges, etc.) to regulate the access to genetic ressources in the context of the Nagoya Protocole of 2010. More info : click here.
  • 18 August 2014 – Catherine Xhardez co-signs the overview of the conference entitled « What’s the point with Law? » (« A quoi sert le droit ? ») published in the interdisciplinary review of legal studies.
    In the last issue of the interdisciplinary review of legal studies (n°72), Catherine Xhardez signs with Pauline Begasse and Olivier Van der Noot, the overview of a conference presented by François Ost : « What’s the point with Law ? » (« A quoi sert le droit ? »). The heading « SIEJ News » (« Actualités du SIEJ ») echoes the works of the interdisciplinary seminary of legal studies about the question « What training and what research for which rights and which legal experts ? » (« Quelle formation et quelle recherche pour quels droits et quels juristes ? »). More info : click here
  • 14 August 2014 – New publication of Michaël Maira in La Revue Nouvelle.
    In the August 2014 issue, Michaël Maira published an article entitled « No precarious Europeans » (« Pas d’Européens précarisés »). It deals with the following issue : The European citizenship has extanded a range of socio-economical rights, initially reserved to working migrants only, to non economically active migrants. This evolution allowed every European citizen living in Belgium to benefit from its welfare system. Economically active or not, the European citizen benefit from it as soon as he/she has financial ressources making him/her no unreasonable load for the Belgian public finances. The Belgian authorities’ interpration of this ressources based condition lead them to deprive a growing number of European citizens of their rights of residence. These pratictes raise several questions related to citizen equality. They also force a choice between an individual and restrictive management of precarity or the construction of a common welfare system.
  • 24 July 2014 – New publication of Amandine Orsini.
    Amandine Orsini co-edits a Routledge encyclopedia of 101 entries presenting the most important concepts to analyse the international environmental policy. More info : click here
  • 18 July 2014 New publication of Denis Duez.
    Denis Duez published early in July the chapter « A Community of borders, borders of the community. The EU’s integrated border management strategy» of the collective work entitled « Borders, Fences and Wlls. State of Insecurity ? » edited by Elisabeth Valle (Ashgate, 2014). He comments on the links between the European Union borders control policy and the construction of a European political community. In doing so, he continues the reflexion that began several years ago about the links between immigration, borders and letigimity in Europe. This publication is part of the ARC « Why Regulate ? Regulation, Deregulation and the Legitimacy of the EU » carried out by the European Studies Institute. To read the text : click here For more information about the collective work : click here
  • 11 July 2014 – CreSPo is welcoming Professor Philippe Le Prestre in 2015.
    Amandine Orsini recently got a funding, in partnership with ULB and UGhent, throught the prestigious International Francqui Professor award to invite Professor Philippe Le Prestre from Université Laval to stay at CReSPo in 2015. More information about this visit will be available soon.
  • 7 July 2014 – Revue Nouvelle : Publications of Florence Delmotte and Denis Duez.
    Two CReSPo members published an article in the 189th issue of La Revue Nouvelle (June-July 2014) dedicated to migrations and social struggles. Florence Delmotte has written an article entitled « Faces, figures, making the invisible visible » (« Des visages, des figures, rendre visible l’invisible ») and Denis Duez’s article is entitled « Europe obsessed with her borders. Political production of the clandestinity » (« L’Europe obsédée par ses frontières. Production politique des clandestinités »).
  • 20 June 2014 – New publication of Philippe Perchoc.
    Associated researcher at CReSPo, Philippe Perchoc recently published a book entitled « European correspondences » published by the Presses universitaire de Louvain (PUL). After the exhaustion of the discourses about peace and prosperity, the reason of Europe is the one that will be given by millions of Europeans. Therefore, we have to explore together a Europe where institutions are a mean and not a end but stay open to discoveries, be attentive to stories and criticize common ideas. More info : click here
  • 20-21-22 June 2014 – Next « Elias conference » at Leicester University.
    The next « Elias conference » will be held on June 20, 21 and 22 and will be entitled « From the past to the present and towards possible futures : The collected works of Norbert Elias ». Florence Delmotte will intervene in the panel « On the process of civilisation». For more info : click here
  • 2 June 2014 – Publication of the collective work « Europeanisation. Human Sciences and new issues » (« Européanisation. Sciences humaines et nouveaux enjeux ») by Bruylant.
    Olivier Paye, Denis Duez and Christophe Verdure collaborated for the publication of a collective work « Europeanisation. Human Sciences and new issues » in the « Ideas of Europe » collection of the editions Bruylant (« Idées d’Europe »). This work ends the ARC project « Europeanisation of law, public action and social norms » (« Européanisation du droit, de l’action publique et des normes sociales ») and gathers articles from several CReSPo members such as Amandine Orsini, Michaël Maira, Florence Delmotte and Rocco Bellanova. For more information : click here
  • 28 May 2014 – RIS seminary « citizenship, civism, civility » (« citoyenneté, civisme, civilité »).
    The RIS (Réseau Interdisciplinarité et Société) invites you to his seminary entitled « citizenship, civism, civility ». On this occasion, Florence Delmotte, CReSPo member, will talk about « Civility and citizenship. Reflexions from an historical sociologie of the State » (« Civilité et citoyenneté. Réflexions à partir d’une sociologie historique de l’Etat »). Her intervention will be followed by two reactions from Sophie Klimis and Eric Bousmar.
  • 23 May 2014 – Vacature for a part-time research assistant in political science for the academic year 2014.
    CReSPo is looking for a research assistant in the field of international relations for a 2-year contract renewable twice. Applications until: June 15, 2014. More information: click here
  • 22 May 14 – Vacature for a full-time research assistant in political science for the academic year 2014.
    CReSPo is looking for a research assistant in the field of policy analysis for a 2-year contract renewable twice. Applications until: June 15, 2014. More information: click here
  • 19 May 2014 – Publication of an article about elections in Belgium, co-authored by Catherine Xhardez.
    The Center of International Studies and Research (CERI) of Sciences Po Paris has published on its website an article co-authored by Catherine Xhardez and Astrid von Busekist entitled « Belgium between European, federal and regional elections » (« Elections : la Belgique entre européennes, fédérales et régionales »). This articles tries to explain the Belgian electoral system and the issues linked to it in the context of the triple elections on the 25th of May. To read the article : click here
  • 16-17 May 2014 – WIRE Workshop.
    On May 16 and 17, Amandine Orsini co-organizes the 7th edition of the WIRE Workshops (Workshops on International Relations) about networks in the environmental global governance. More info : click here
  • 16 May 2014 – « Edward Snowden : The last big brother ».
    Rocco Bellanova recently co-authored an article with Gloria Gonzales Fuster (VUB) pulished as op-ed on the Open Democracy website. To read the article : click here
  • 15 May 2014 – Workshop on the occasion of the migrants walking.
    On Thursday May 15, the RIS (Réseau Interdisciplinarité et Société), with the CReSPo, organizes a workshop about « migrations and social struggles : thoughts/think in movement(s) » (« Les migrations et les luttes sociales : pensées/penser en mouvement(s) »). Florence Delmotte and Denis Duez, both CReSPo members, will intervene during the day. More info : click here
  • 13 May 2014 – Heidi Mercenier’s intervention about the representations of Europe from young Brussels inhabitants from different neibourhoods.
    For the CES seminary (Centre d’études sociologiques de l’Université Saint-Louis), Heidi Mercenier, CReSPo member, will present a communication about her researches for the ARC on the legitimicy of the European Union related to its (de)regulation activity. Where? Université Saint-Louis – Room 6007. When? Tuesday May 13, 2014.
  • 8-9 May 2014 – Francqui International Conference.
    For the Francqui International Conference on the 5th European project « Transitional Governance in the Service of sustainable societies », Benjamin Denis will intervene as discussant in the 3rd panel « Transitional Governance : How to get there ? » on the topic « How can social investment contribute to the social transition ? ». When? Friday May 9, 2014. For the program : click here
  • 6 May 2014 Thesis defence of Rocco Bellanova.
    Rocco Bellanova, CReSPo member, will defend his thesis called « The politics of data protection : what does data protection do ? A study of the interactions between data protection and passenger name records dispositifs ». This thesis is presented to graduate as Docteur in Political and Social Sciences of the Université Saint-Louis and as Docteur in Law of the Vrij Universiteit Brussel. When ? Tuesday 6th May. More info : click here
  • 29 April 2014 – Cycle of conferences ETUI : Socio-ecological transition.
    Benjamin Denis, CReSPo member, will intervene as discussant during the ETUI cycle of conferences about socioecological transitions. He will participate to Fatih Birol’s intervention (Chief Economist and Director of Global Energy Economics at the International Energy Agency in Paris) entitled « Europe’s energy transitions : between sustainability and affordability ». Where? Silken Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne 11, 1000 Brussels. When? Tuesday 29th April. More info : click here
  • 04 April 2014 – Study Day : « Norbert Elias and history ».
    A study day dedicated to Norbert Elias’ relation to history will be held on Friday April 4. Florence Delmotte, CReSPo member, will present « the historical sociology of Norbert Elias’ politics, an history without end ? » (« La sociologie historique du politique de Norbert Elias, une histoire sans fin ? »). When? Friday April 4, 2014. More info : click here
    28 March 2014 – Catherine Xhardez’s participation at the Midis de l’IRIB.
    On March 20, Catherine Xhardez will intervene at the Midis de l’IRIB about Brussels with her communication « Welcoming newly arrived migrants in Brussels : towards a regional policy ? » (« L’accueil des primo-arrivants à Bruxelles : vers une politique régionale? »). When? Friday March 20, 2014. Where? Université Saint-Louis – Room P61. More info : click here
  • 19 March 2014 – Amandine Orsini’s publication in Review of International Studies.
    In the 40th April 2014 issue of the Review of International Studies, Amandine Orsini publishes, with Jean-Frédéric Morin, an article entitled « Policy coherency and regime complexes : the case of genetic resources ». It deals with the link between national policies coherence and multiple negotiations management (negotiation of the same issue in several international arena’s).
  • 5 March 14 – Panel discussion about quotas in democracy.
    Panel discussion, organized by CReSPo, with Nedad Stojanovic (Zurich University) following the publication of its work Dialogue on quotas. Thinking representation in a multicultural democracy (« Dialogue sur les quotas. Penser la représentation dans une démocratie multiculturelle »), with the participation of Philippe Van Parijs (UCL, Hoover Chair). « Do political institutions need to reflect the cultural diversity of our societies? Why is it crucial that an Afro-American became president of the United States or that the French governement welcomes a muslim minister? Is it necessary for the Belgian governement to be composed of an equal number of french speaking and duth speaking ministers, for the Swiss federal executive to reflect the different linguistic regions of the country? In a nutshell, do we have to be pro or anti quotas, those instruments of so-called « positive discrimination »? More info: Catherine Xhardez. For the program : click here
  • 19 February 2014 – CReSPo seminary about Scandinavian democracies.
    Yohaan Aucante, lecturer at the Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales, will present his book « The Scandinavian democracies » (« Les démocraties scandinaves »), Armand Colin, 2013. A debate will follow the presentation. When? Wednesday February 19, 2014. Where? University Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Free entrance. Program : click here
  • 18 February 2014 – Ludivine Damay publishes the results of her researches on the RER.
    Ludivine Damay recently published the results of a research on the RER in Brussels Studies. The article is available online (www.brusselsstudies.be), several press articles echo it too. In a historical perspective, Ludivine’s article depicts the tensions and rivalries at the heart of the RER.
  • 6 February 2014 – Publication of a « Feminism Glossary » co-directed by Claire Lafon.
    The « Feminism Glossary » (« Glossaire du féminisme »), edited by Le bord de l’Eau and co-directed by Viviane Teitelbaum and Claire Lafon clarifies some basic concepts such as diversity, equality, emancipation, domination, partiarchy, masculinism to reach a broad, plural but universal definition of the current feminism. No, feminism isn’t an insult. If it still faces ordinary sexism, it is not a synonym of hystery or anger. This book clarifies and updates definitions allowing everyone, especially among the younger generaltions, to reclaim a egalitarian ideal.
  • 30 January 2014 – Publication of Catherine Xhardez on the integration pathway in Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia.
    In the last issue of the Agenda Interculturel (n°319) about « Forced citizenship » (« Citoyenneté obligée »), Catherine Xhardez published an article entitled « Integration pathway between support and summon » (« Parcours d’intégration entre soutien et sommation »). It deals with the integration pathways planned in Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels and proposed a reflexion on the potentially compulsary nature of such pathways. To read the article : click here.
  • 23 January 2014 – Study day on participative democracy.
    Two CReSPo members participate to this study day dedicated to participative democracy. Ludivine Damay will intervene in the workshop « Return on local experiments of participative democracy » (« Retour sur des expériences locales de démocratie participative ») and Marie Dufrasne will participate to the workshop « Participative democracy online » (« La démocratie participative en ligne »). When?  January 23, 2014. More info : click here
  • 23 January 2014 – 7th International Conference « Computers, Privacy and data protection ».
    The 7th International conference « Computers, Privacy and data protection » will be held on January 22, 23 and 24 in Brussels. Rocco Bellanova, researcher at CReSPo will intervene on the January 23 in a panel entitled « Privacy in the age of preemptive security ».
  • 17 January 2014 – Catherine Xhardez’s intervention about the chief figure in political parties.
    For the GRDI (Groupe de Réflexion sur la Démocratie Interne) Workshop about intern deliberation – corporations and political parties – Catherine Xhardez will intervene on the chief figure in political parties. Will also be present : Thibaud Brière (consultant), Thomas Pongo (CRECIS-CIRTES, UCL) and Giulia Sandri (Université catholique de Lille). Where? Louvain-la-Neuve. When? Friday January 17, 2014.
  • 10 January 2014 – Christophe Majastre publishes in La Revue Nouvelle of January.
    Christophe Majastre publishes an article in the last issue of La Revue Nouvelle, in the dossier « Germany stands at the test of Europe » (« L’Allemagne à l’épreuve de l’Europe »), entitled « German public opinion: between indifference and referendum temptation? » (« Opinion publique allemande : entre indifférence et tentative référendaire ? »).

2013

  • 28 December 2013 – Manu Klimis’s intervention in the radioshow Afrik’Hebdo.
    This Saturday December 28, 2013, La Première dedicated its radioshow Afrik’Hebdo to development cooperation and invited the Minister Labille and Manu Klimis. As CReSPo member, he talked about development cooperation in fragile states in the Great Lakes region. To listen to the show : click here
  • 16 December 2013 – Vacature for a part-time interim assistant in political science/international relations.
    The research part of the contract will be exercised, if possible, in one of the privileged fields of the CReSPo, linked with International Relations. The teaching part will consist in the International Relations Analyze seminary (two groups – 30h each; second semester of the second year of the political science graduate program. Candidates can send their resumé until January 15, 2013.

  • 2 December 2013 – Meeting with Human Rights organizations.
    The advanced Master in Human Rights and the CReSPo organize a panel discussion about « Human rights organizations: forces of a weak actor? » (« Associations de défense des droits de l’homme : les forces d’un acteur faible ? »). Questions about commitment, activism, collective action, expertise, organization, visibilty or partnership will be raised during this panel discussion.
    When? Monday December 2, 2013. Where? Université Saint-Louis – Room 3100.

  • 29 November 2013 – Activity reports of the CReSPo
    You will find on our website the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 activity reports of our center. These reports gather all the productions of the CReSPo members (publications, communications, events organization, etc.) and are available on the « Fields of research » section.

  • 27 November 13 – Transitional justice and the Colombian case.
    On Wednesday November 27, CReSPo organizes a screening-debate around the documentary « Impunity » of Juan José Lozano and Hollman Morris which deals with the law ‘Justice and Peace’ of 2005 in Colombia. When? November 27, 2013. Where? Room 1100, Université Saint-Louis. More info : click here

  • 6 November 2013 – Amandine Orsini co-signs an article on the issue of transparency as a governance tool.
    A forum of the International Studies Review has been published about the utility of environmental international policies as a field of investigation for broader questions of international politics. Amandine Orisini, who co-directed this forum, also signs an article with Frank Biermann about transparency as governance tool. To read the article : click here

  • 6 November 2013 – Amandine Orsini publishes a new article in a volume about international governance of geneticressources.
    Amandine Orsini signs a chapter about the infuence of non state actors in the international negotiations for the Nagoya protocole on genetic ressources. This chapter is part a volume dedicated to international governance of genetic ressources.

  • 30 October 2013 – Seminary « Quantitative methods of analysis of political texts » (« Les méthodes quantitatives d’analyse des textes politiques »).
    The Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société de Lille (MESHS), in collaboration with the CReSPo, organizes its third seminary session on quantitative analysis methods of political texts. This third session will focus on the social psychology contribution : semiology and lexical universes.
    When? Wednesday October 30, 2013.
    Where? MESHS – Room 2.
    More info: click here

  • 22 October 13 – Research seminary organized by the IEE (Institut d’Etudes Européennes).
    In the context of the ARC « Why Regulate? Regulation, Deregulation and the Legitimacy of the European Union. A Legal and Political Analysis », we invite you to listen to Mr Didier Georgakakis, professor at the Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne and at the College of Europe (Brugge), about « Une sociologie politique de la gouvernance européenne : à propos des ouvrages ‘Le champ de l’Eurocratie (Economica, 2012) et ‘The political uses of governance (Budrich, 2012)’ ». When? Tuesday October 22, 2013. Where? Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Room P61.

  • 18 October 2013 – Communication of Catherine Xhardez during a conference about Belgium, organized by two Belgian political sciences associations.
    The two Belgian political science associations – Vereniging voor Politieke Wetenschappen and Association belge francophone de science politique – organize their second conference on ‘Belgium : The State of the Federation’.
    On Friday 18 October, Catherine XHARDEZ will present her paper : « Chairman versus Party Leader : Who is really in charge? ».
    The Conference Programme and the papers are available online at https://www.sciencepolitique.be

  • 6 October 2013 – Publication of Denis Duez in Huffington Post.
    Denis Duez published an opinion in Huffington Post entilted « Chronique de 300 morts annoncées », dealing with the issue of clandestine immigration following the sinking of a boat with 450 migrants on board off the Lampedusa island on October 3, 2013. To read it : click here

  • 3-4 October 2013 – Doctoral Conference of the CReSPo : the multiplication of political levels.
    On 3 and 4 October, this event offers to cross research practices around the theme « The multiplication of political levels » and is a great opportunity to meet other PhD students and to present its own researches. Inscription until September 25. Where ? Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Room P61. More info : click here

  • 2 October 13 – Eric Nsanzubuhoro’s thesis defence
    In the context of the Project Interuniversitaire Ciblé (PIC) entitled « Regional research network for peace construction in the Great Lakes region » (« Réseau régional de recherche pour la construction de la paix dans la région des Grands Lacs »), supported by the CUD, Phd Student Eric Nsanzubuhoro Ndushabandi has successfully defended his thesis on Wednesday October 2nd. His thesis is entitled « The remembrance policy in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide : study of the Ingandos scheme » (« La politique de la mémoire au Rwanda après le génocide en 1994 : étude du dispositif des Ingandos »).

  • 28 September 13 – Interview of Olivier Paye on La Première (RTBF).
    On Saturday 28th September, Olivier Paye intervened in the radioshow Afrik’hebdo (La Première Radio) to talk about the funding of the academic development cooperation. To listen to Olivier Paye’s intervention : click here (between 600 and 800)

  • 12 September 13 – Interview of Catherine Xhardez on France Culture.
    This morning, Catherine Xhardez intervened in the show « Cultures Monde » about « En avant marche – De Belfast à Bruxelles : aux marches… et caetera ! » to talk about the political implications of the Gordel, the cycle race held every year in the communes with facilities of the Brussels periphery. To listen to the show: click here

  • 11 September 2013 – Christophe Wasinski’s new publication in the review « Questions de recherche » of SciencesPo Paris.
    The article entitled « The world is our theater of operations : military interventions and technostrategic regime since the end of the cold war » (« Le monde est notre théâtre d’opération : interventions militaires et régime technostratégique depuis la fin de la guerre froide ») has been published in the 43th issue of September 2013 of the Question de recherche review (CERI-Science). To read the article: click here

  • 2 September 2013 – CReSPo welcomes a new intern
    Laurent Uyttersprot joins the CReSPo from September to December 2013 for a research assistant internship in International Relations.

  • 16 August 2013 Amandine Orsini publishes in GEP.
    Amandine Orsini recently published an article in Global Environmental Politics, where she analyses the participation of non-state actors in the regime complexes on forests and on genetic resources. This article is part to a special issue dedicated to the institutional fragmentation affecting many areas of international politics.
    Abstract: click here
  • 16 August 2013 – CReSPo PhD conference
    Save the dates of 3 ​​and 4 October 2013 for the CReSPO PhD conference. The conference will focus on « The multiplication of political levels » and aims at bringing together PhD students in political science, regardless of the stage of completion of their work.
    As a reminder, you will find the call for papers here.
    For more info: crespo@fusl.ac.be
  •  8 July 2013 – Dutch translation of the book “Singulière Belgique”
    The September 2012 published book “Singulière Belgique” (Fayard), directed by Astrid von Busekist and co-written by twenty experts of Belgium, i.a. Catherine Xhardez teaching assistant at CReSPo, has been translated into Dutch by the publisher « From Bezige Bij Antwerpen ». A foreword by Flemish political scientist Carl Devos (Universiteit Gent) was added to this Ducth version entitled “België Begrijpen”.
    More information: click here.
  • 4 July 2013 – Vacancy – full-time political science teaching assistant.
    Application deadline: August 9, 2013
    More information: click here.
  • 2 July 2013 – New publication co-edited by Yannick Vanderborght.
    Yannick Vanderborght has co-edited (with K. Widerquist, JA Noguera and J. De Wispelaere) an anthology of contemporary research on basic income, published by Wiley-Blackwell.
    More information: click here.
  • 5 June 2013 – Book Publication co-edited by Denis Duez and Yannick Vanderborght.
    Defraigne, Jean-Christophe De Meulemeester, Jean-Luc Duez, Denis & Vanderborght, Yannick (eds.), Les modèles sociaux en Europe. Quel avenir face à la crise ?, Brussels: Bruylant, 2013, 230pp.
  • 24 May 2013 –FNRS contact group « language(s) and policy (ies) « .
    « Methodological tools to approach language (s) and politicy (ies) » in the morning and presentation and discussion of research projects in the afternoon.
    WHEN? On Friday, May 24, 2013 from 9:30 to 17:00
    WHERE? At Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles – Local 7
    Free but compulsory registration before May 1: Heidi Mercenier (mercenier@fusl.ac.be)
    For more information: click here.
  •  20 May 2013 – Call for papers – CReSPo PhD conference.
    On 3 and 4 October 2013 the CReSPo organises a PhD conference on « The multiplication of political levels ». This conference aims at bringing together PhD students in political science, regardless of the stage of completion of their work.
    To view the full call for papers (submission of proposals: May 20, 2013): click here.
  • 17 May 2013 – Workshop on « EU communication policy: Critical Review and Perspectives.
     » This workshop is co-organized by CReSPo and PReCom. The guest speaker will be Eric Dacheux Université Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand.
    WHEN? Friday, May 17, 2013 from 10am to 12pm.
    WHERE? At Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles, local P61.
    More information: click here.
  • 15 May 2013Amandine Orsini contributes to the book “Négociations internationales” co-edited by Franck Petiteville and Delphine Placidi-Frot. Amandine Orsini wrote with Daniel Compagnon the third chapter on “Les acteurs non étatiques dans les négociations multilatérales”.
  • May 2013Christophe Wasinski publishes “Comment la guerre devient virtuelle et vertueuse” in Critique, n°792, pp.454-464.
  • April 2013 Michaël Maira has taken part to the coordination of the April 2013 issue of the Revue Nouvelle on “Chine: une puissance (in-)certaine”. He also co-wrote two articles in this issue: “La Chine: une puissance (in-)certaine” et “Se rassurer pour être rassurante”.
    More information: click here.
  • 29 March 2013Rocco Bellanova joins the Security research group of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Still in line with his CReSPo experience, he works on European projects focused on European security, the protection of privacy and personal data, and new technologies.
  • 13 March 2013 – Conference on the Sixth Reform of the Belgian State. Olivier Paye, political science professor at St. Louis and member of CReSPo, moderated the debate between Olivier Maingain, Francis Delpérée, Brigitte Grouwels and Lieven De Rouck.
    Podcast of the event  click here. 
  • 8 March 2013Anne-Alexandra Fournier, PhD student at CReSPo, published a paper in the March 2013 issue of the Revue Nouvelle in which she focuses on the urban violence events of early 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. These events were related to the withdrawal of the British flag from the pediment of the town hall. This  so-called « flag protest » crystallizes community tensions in the province and highlights more than ever the difficulty in achieving social peace in Northern Ireland.
  • 5 March 2013Amandine Orsini and Daniel Compagnon (Sciences Po Bordeaux) just published an article on negotiating strategies in international biodiversity negotiations (biosafety and genetic resources). While negotiations are often described as games of bargaining between powerful states, their study highlights the importance of deliberation dynamics and challenges the established order.
    To read the article:  click here.
  • March 2013 – Publication of a special issue on Regime Complexes in Global Governance (vol.19, Issue 1, January-March 2013). This special issue was directed by Amandine Orsini, professor of International Relations at the Université Saint-Louis and Jean-Frédéric Morin (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
    For more information: click here.
  • 21-22-23 February 2013 – The Council of Europe organizes in Strasbourg an international conference on « Poverty and inequality in societies of human rights: the paradox of democracies. Proposals for an inclusive society « . Yannick Vanderborght participated in the preparation of the conference and will conduct one session on access to financial resources and economic security.
    For more information: click here.
  • 14 February 2013 – The third issue of Human Figurations: Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition has been published.  Human Figurations is a new journal supported and sponsored by the Norbert Elias Foundation. Human Figurations publishes researches and discussions focusing on long-term social processes. The first volume was dedicated to international relations inspired by sociological processes; this new issue provides an overview of the fertility of a socio-historical approach based on Elias’ heritage.
    Cambio. Rivista sulle Trasformazioni socialization. Note the release of the fourth issue of this other young review also marked by the historical approach and the sociology of configurations. This journal is devoted to the process of social integration and social cohesion in Europe.
  • February 2013 – CReSPo member Benjamin Denis has published in the Revue Nouvelle an article on “Doha. Négociations climat : la traversée du désert continue” (p.7, Jan-Feb 2013).
  • 1 February 2013 – CReSPo researcher Manu Klimis edits with the NGO RCN Justice & Démocratie a book on models of « transitional justice », the process of rebuilding formal and informal justice mechanisms established after decades of violence and armed conflict in Burundi. The book is accompanied by a DVD that can be used as a teaching aid on this key question: how (re)live together after a violent conflict?
  • January 2013 – Dr. Christophe Wasinski joins  the CReSPo in January 2013 to teach international relations’ seminars. He’s also lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and invited lecturer at the Université Catholique de Louvain and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille. His researches focus on strategic discourses and contemporary war practices.

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