Institutional partners


Centre Asie du Sud-Est (UMR 8170)
CASE is the major centre for studies on South-East Asia in France. This joint research unit of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Inalco, founded in 2006, coordinates interdisciplinary research on the eleven countries of Southeast Asia (Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), and additionally on neighbouring regions or states such as Papua New Guinea, Taiwan and Southern China.
The work of the CASE focuses on the institutional, political, strategic and economic dimensions of regional multilateralism (ASEAN, ASEM and other regional groupings in East Asia), the relationship of states in the region to global governance, and the reconfigurations of multilateral relations in the region, notably in the context of the “New Silk Road”. This work will contribute to the anchoring of research on multilateralism within GDR GRAM.
Members :
Delphine Allès

Centre Emile Durkheim

Centre Emile Durkheim, UMR 5116 (CNRS – Sciences Po Bordeaux – Université de Bordeaux)
The eponymous political scientist and sociologist of the Centre Émile Durkheim is a promoter of the comparative method in the social sciences. Since its creation, the CED has occupied a unique position in the scientific landscape by working on the development and systematisation of the comparative approach in political science and sociology. The research aims to study one or several phenomena on multi-situated, diversified and contrasted terrains in order to test or enrich general hypotheses. The work carried out by the members of the CED also makes it possible to view the interconnections and games of scale that take place between the various cases. Finally, the CED’s work considers the multiple translations and hybridizations resulting from transnational dynamics. On this basis, the CED’s work is structured around five lines of research: Identifications; Legitimacy, organisations, representations; Vulnerabilities, inequalities, pathways; Knowledge: sciences, environment, health; Sociology of the international. The cross-cutting nature of the comparative approach is ensured by a general seminar, a doctoral seminar and seven workshops: Methods; Writing in social sciences; Gender; Economic rules, norms and practices; Taking a position; Urban forum; Media and visual methods.
Members :
Gilles Bertrand


Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Administratives, Politiques et Sociales (CERAPS, UMR 8026)
CERAPS is a research laboratory that combines political science, public law and sociology.It brings together 46 teacher-researchers, 10 CNRS researchers, 10 ITA/BIATSS and some fifty doctoral students. CERAPS is concerned with conducting quality research that is easily accessible and seeks to develop relationships based on exchange, critical intelligence, cooperation and conviviality.
Members :
Marie Saiget, Charles Tenenbaum


CERI, Centre de Recherches Internationales, UMR 7050 (Sciences Po – CNRS)
Created in 1952, CERI – Centre de recherches internationales – is a joint research unit under the dual supervision of Sciences Po and CNRS. It is dedicated to the study of world space through a twofold complementary approach: regional areas, and international and transnational relations.
The CERI team mobilises social sciences, particularly political science, but also sociology, history, anthropology, geography and economics, to study the international situation through interactions between actors (state or non-state) on the one hand, and the evolution of political societies in different regional areas (Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas, etc.) on the other. It distinguishes itself by articulating these two dimensions, in a process of comparison and cross reflection around common objects of research.
Research at CERI is structured around five major themes: Actors and scales of regulation in the global space, Political participation and mobilisations, The State and its recomposition, Violence and danger management, Identities and politics. The laboratory is currently involved in some twenty European (H2020) and ANR projects.
CERI currently has 51 statutory teacher-researchers (including 18 CNRS, 25 Sciences Po, and 8 university professors), 11 post-doctoral students on fixed-term research contracts, and 11 senior researchers. 77 doctoral students are currently associated with it, including 21 in their first year of their thesis.
Members :
Thierry Balzacq, Guillaume Devin, Frédéric Ramel, Benoît Martin, Carola Klöck, Christelle Calmels, Alix Defrain-Meunier, Mathilde Leloup, Emilija Pundziute-Gallois, Sarah Tanke, Virginie Troit, Anaëlle Vergonjeanne

Centre Michel de L’Hospital

Centre Michel de L’Hospital, Université Clermont Auvergne (EA 4232)
CMH, a laboratory of the Law School of the University of Clermont Auvergne, brings together lawyers (public and private law), legal historians and politicians. It develops cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary research activities. The CMH is active on issues related to multilateralism, particularly its ”Standards and States” axis. Several CMH researchers have also been active members of the GRAM since its constitution. The dynamism of the Centre Michel de l’Hospital on these themes constitutes an environment conducive to exchanges and discussions on multilateralism and encourages multidisciplinary reflection on this issue. For example, a symposium bringing together several GRAM members was organised in March 2020 at the CMH on the theme of International Negotiations.
Members :
Mélanie Albaret, Frédéric Charillon, Milena Dieckhoff


CRDT, Centre de Recherche Droit et Territoire (EA 3312, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne)
The Law and Territory Research Centre is a research unit (host team EA 3312) based at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA). It is composed of around thirty university researchers and practitioners, specialised in the analysis of public institutions and policies. For the past 40 years, they have been regularly publishing books, articles and reports on these issues as well as organising conferences and seminars.
In order to disseminate research, the CRDT also organises citizens’ conferences and scientific events on national and international political and legal news, that brings together academic researchers and practitioners.
Members :
Manon-Nour Tannous


CRESPPA, Centre de Recherches Sociologiques et Politiques de Paris (UMR 7217)
CRESPPA is a Joint Research Unit between the CNRS, the University of Paris 8 and the University of Paris 10 Nanterre. The Centre was created on 1 January 2014 and has a staff of around 80 researchers and lecturers.
CRESPPA’s scientific identity is based on the articulation of theoretical work and empirical production in order to account for and understand the functions and processes of domination that shape the contemporary world, and to reflect on conceptual and methodological means to advance social critique. Three common features characterise the research carried out at CRESPPA: interdisciplinarity, intersectionality and transnationality. Interdisciplinarity is constitutive of the scientific identity of CRESPPA, whose work brings sociology and political science into ever closer dialogue. Historically, CRESPPA has participated in the development and dissemination of knowledge on the articulation of relations of domination, through approaches which, far from isolating social relations of gender, class and race, make intersectionality a useful tool for analysis. Transnational relations represent one of the objects of research emerging from CRESPPA. A number of researchers and doctoral students are interested in the plurality of flows that bring human societies into contact with each other, either directly or through the inter-state system.
Members :
Auriane Guilbaud


Institut de recherche en droit international et européen de la Sorbonne (IREDIES, EA 4536, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
IREDIES is a research centre of the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne). It is currently directed by Professor Yann KERBRAT, assisted by Professor Philippe MADDALON. IREDIES, born in 2010 from the merger of an international law centre (CERDIN) and a European law centre (CRUE), is a university research centre of excellence, a breeding ground for talent and scientific projects of unprecedented scope and level in the field of international and European law. IREDIES is today, one of the (if not the) largest French research centres in international and European law.
IREDIES’ activities are organised around four research axes, determined according to the areas of expertise of the Institute’s teacher-researchers:
1) “Theories, normativities, justice and fundamental rights”.
2) “Law of international and European organisations”.
3) “International law of economic and social relations and the environment”.
4) “Space, peace and human security”.
These areas thus cover both international and European issues. In each of these areas, various projects are implemented, but IREDIES also organises cross-cutting events covering all the areas or dealing with international law and/or European Union law on the fringes of these areas.
IREDIES organises numerous symposia and study days on international and European law, and also manages and edits four collections published by Pedone: “Cahiers Européens”, “Doctrine(s)”, “Perspectives Internationaux” and “Cahiers Internationaux”.
Members :
Lena Chercheneff, Yann Kerbrat, Evelyne Lagrange


Les Afriques dans le monde, UMR 5115 (CNRS – Sciences Po Bordeaux-Université de Bordeaux)
LAM, was born on 1 January 2011 from the merger between the Centre d’étude d’Afrique noire (CEAN, Sciences Po Bordeaux) and the Centre d’études et de recherches sur les pays d’Afrique orientale (CREPAO, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour) and was joined by researchers and teacher-researchers from the universities of Bordeaux. The association of researchers from the different human and social sciences makes it possible to cross and compare approaches and methods, to differentiate the theoretical perspectives of analysis of the same objects, to open up new analytical hypotheses and to contribute to the construction of empirical and theoretical knowledge. The enlargement of the institutional perimeter of this new UMR goes hand in hand with that of its scientific perimeter. Its research area is no longer “Black” Africa, as it was when it was created in 1958, but the entire African continent. This scope is being extended even further to include the Caribbean and, more generally, all the societies resulting from the Atlantic Treaty, giving full meaning to the laboratory’s name: Africa in the World. LAM’s scientific project is not part of a logic of cultural areas. Studying Africa in the world means understanding this empirical area of historical scientific relevance in its complex and multifaceted relationship to globalisation. It is therefore not a question of studying globalisation as such, but rather what the observation of Africans says about globalisation. At the origin of this approach, there is therefore an epistemological and methodological stance, a reversal of perspectives, a shift in perspective that seeks to question globalisation from Africa, along three major comparative and cross-cutting thematic axes: Governance, institutions, representations; Conflicts, territories, development; Culture, identifications, creation.
Members :
David Ambrosetti


LaSSP, Laboratoire des Sciences Sociales du Politique (EA 4175, Sciences Po Toulouse)
LaSSP, which is part of Sciences Po Toulouse, is a multidisciplinary research institute that welcomes politicians, jurists, historians, sociologists, researchers in ICT and anthropologists (34 full members including 9 PR, 13 MCF and 4 contractual post-doctoral students), While each study political phenomena according to his/her own analytical framework, they approach them from the same bottom-up perspective. Questions relating more specifically to multilateralism and international regulation mobilise several teacher-researchers, especially those who work in the domain entitled “connections, circulations, crossings”. The work carried out there focuses on specific institutions (OECD, UN General Assembly, ICAO, EU) or sectoral issues (multilateral water management in Southern Africa, air mobility, international mechanisms for combating gender inequalities, transnational promotion of democratic engineering).
Members :
Simon Tordjman, Cécile Crespy, Ariane Galy


Pacte, Laboratoire de Sciences Sociales, UMR 5194 (CNRS – SciencesPo Grenoble – UGA)
Pacte, a social science laboratory, is a joint research unit of the CNRS, Grenoble Alpes University and Sciences Po Grenoble, located mainly on the Grenoble Alpes university site. Its members are involved in the construction of common languages and transversal knowledge on the transformations of our societies with regard to their political, territorial, sociological and ecological dimensions. The laboratory places interdisciplinarity at the heart of its practices, through the sharing and confrontation of methods, epistemologies, and common grounds. Pacte brings together the majority of the site’s geographers, politicians, sociologists and town planners and also welcomes economists and historians.
Research on international organisations is mainly carried out by the researchers attached to the Governance team.
Members :
Marieke Louis, Franck Petiteville


Professions, Institutions, Temporalités (PRINTEMPS, UMR 8085)
Created in 1995, the Printemps laboratory is a joint research unit under joint supervision with the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) and the CNRS.
Due to the UVSQ’s association with the University of Paris-Saclay, the laboratory is strongly involved with institutions that have been created in recent years, in particular the Graduate School of Sociology and Political Science and the Maison des sciences de l’homme Paris-Saclay.
The Printemps laboratory is historically specialised in sociology and demography. In recent years, however, it has broadened its scope to include political science. The members of the unit therefore teach in courses related to these different disciplines, be it at the bachelor’s level, in the master’s programmes of Paris-Saclay or at the IEP in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. In addition, other disciplines are also represented in the laboratory, such as philosophy and history.
Research at the laboratory is organised into three areas:
. Work,
. Social policies, actors and users ,
. Sociology of science and quantification .
These axes are considered through transversal dimensions: gender, temporalities, mobility, socialisation, which allow the unit to create bridges between the axes and to bring the themes closer together.
Finally, one of the important characteristics of the Printemps laboratory lies in its editorial work with its participation in the publication of three journals (Temporalités, Zilsel and Cambouis) and its animation of the collection “Interdépendances” at CNRS Éditions.

Members :
Samuel B. H. Faure, Adrien Fauve, Patrick Hassenteufel, Delphine Placidi-Frot.

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