Wednesday, March 11, 2009

CEVIPOF Splits

CEVIPOF, an acronym for Centre d'Etudes de la Vie Politique Française, continues to go by that appellation despite the fact that for some time the institution has been officially named the Centre de Recherches Politiques de Sciences Po. But now, in a dispute over methods and ideas, fourteen chercheurs are leaving for the Centres d'Etudes européennes, another filiale of Sciences Po. They are protesting the reappointment of Pascal Perrineau as head of CEVIPOF. Among the departing scholars are Gérard Grunberg, an expert on the PS, and Nonna Mayer, an expert on the FN.

1 comment:

Tom Holzman said...

Interesting. I remember from my days in the early 70s that Science Po was primarily elections and numbers. Political science tended to be divorced from study of social trends underlying the numbers. This may have been the result of the conservative leadership there and a certain tradition it was perpetuating (e.g., Andre Siegfried and his focus on electoral geogoraphy). It sounds like it is going back to its roots. That is too bad.