Gilles Ivaldi is CNRS Researcher, section 40 Sociology – Political Sciences – Law for the Human and Social Sciences Department (SHS). Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
His research focuses on the extreme right parties and the populist phenomenon in Western Europe from a comparative electoral sociology perspective. His approach falls within the more general framework of analysing partisan systems and the crisis of traditional models of political representation since the end of the Second World War.
By examining the structure of immigration as a social problem and political challenge, in particular within the programmatic offer and the discourse of new xenophobic populist rights, the works of Gilles Ivaldi are also interested in the ideological production and use, in the field of partisan competition, of the polemic categories of otherness as well as the spread of attitudinal plans in European public opinion.
These works have resulted in a widening of the scope of his research to include questions relating to the European structure and globalisation such as electoral challenges and dynamic mobilisation elements of populist formations, both to the left and right of the political spectrum.
Finally, part of his research focuses on the construction of electoral forecasting models, notably applied in the case of the Front National and the Le Pen vote in France since the middle of the 1980s.
The EREPS research group
Defined in 2000 as part of the Research Sessions of the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) in Barcelona, the EREPS (Extreme Right Electorates and Party Success) research group brings together a dozen specialists in the extreme-right and populism in nine European countries and Canada.
The program is coordinated by Jocelyn A.J. Evans (University of Salford) and Gilles Ivaldi (CNRS-URMIS, Nice Sophia-Antipolis University) around the subject : Comparative analysis of the extreme-right : towards an operative conceptual framework. It falls within the key area III (social sciences), interdisciplinary priority (Reconstruction of the social link and redefinition of citizenship) and disciplinary priority (Comparative research on politics in Europe) of the CNRS APN program. It initially benefited from the financial support of the CNRS in France and the British Academy in Great Britain (International Collaborative Programmes/ Joint Projects).
For more information : http://www.politik.uni-mainz.de/ereps
Immigration policies in Europe, Master 2 Migrations, cities, social dynamics, Nice Sophia-Antipolis University
Electoral sociology, Master 2 Governance, public careers and political jobs, Nice Sophia-Antipolis University (2nd semester 2007/2008)
Practicing social sciences, applied statistics, Mediterranean Middle East first and second year, Sciences-Po Paris
Introduction to the study of political institutions, foundation course program, Mediterranean Middle East first and second year, Sciences-Po Paris
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