Research is a top priority at Sciences Po Saint-Germain
Throughout their education at our institute, our students are trained to do research under the tutelage of faculty members, most of whom are published academics, up to date on the latest research in their fields. In fact, due to our close ties with two research laboratories of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), our graduates receive training under many researchers whose names are well known at home and abroad.
The school works hand in hand with two laboratories. The first is the Centre de Recherches Sociologiques sur le Droit et les Institutions Pénales (CESDIP), specialized in sociological research into law and penal institutions. The second is Professions, Institutions, Temporalités (PRINTEMPS), which explores many aspects of the working world, including the temporalities of careers.
Thanks to the quality of their lecturers, training programs and IEP students, these two social science laboratories are well equipped to further the research on political science topics for which they are renowned.
Under the tutelage of the CNRS, the Ministry of Justice and both universities (UVSQ and UCP), the CESDIP lab plays a prominent position in French research on the sociology of security and deviance. Its researchers (26 on permanent staff, 19 research associates and 11 doctoral students) are participating in many international and national research programs in six areas:
- Justice, penal practices and penal policies
- Territory, partnership and regulation
- Surveillance and technologies
- Minorities and discrimination
- Citizens, victims and criminal perpetrators
- The reconfiguration of law and order organizations
The lab is interdisciplinary, with a team composed of sociologists, economists, political science specialists and historians.
Set up in 1995 under the “double tutelage” of the CNRS and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, the PRINTEMPS lab has earned an excellent international reputation for its work on the sociology of the working world, careers and the temporalities of careers.
Its research team (34 researchers on permanent staff, 24 research associates, 16 new PhDs and postdoctoral students , and 21 doctoral students) is concentrating on two, complementary research study areas:
- The professional environment: This area covers topics and objectives relative to work-related territories, institutions and missions as well as situations requiring professional expertise.
- Careers and career-related temporalities: This area deals with the temporalities of careers, life trajectories and socialization processes as well as the study of the spatial and temporal dimensions of social factors.
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A research chair devoted to citizenship
In 2017, Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye set up a research chair devoted to citizenship.
This laboratory for collaborative innovation and scientific experimentation tests the validity of new services or mechanisms whose purposes are directly operational (e.g. institutional reform, the development of new services or the evaluation of public policy).
Current topics of research, experimentation and evaluation include voter registration, the prison vote, the disabled vote, citizenship at school and secularist education.
The work is coordinated by the political scientists from our institute. Starting in their second year, students are given the opportunity to acquire not only academic knowledge but also practical work experience by participating in supervised field surveys.