CURAPP UMR 7319
Director: Bertrand GEAY
CURAPP, the Centre Universitaire de Recherches Administratives et Politiques de Picardie (Academic Center for Administrative and Political Research) was created in 1971, in the Faculty of Political Sciences, Social Sciences and Law in Amiens. It was connected to the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) as UMR (Research Unit) n° 7319 in 1982, and belongs to sections 40 (Politics, power, organization), 36 (Sociology, norms and rules) and 35 (Philosophy, History of Thought, Text Sciences, History, and Theories of Literatures and Arts). The CURAPP team is composed of academic researchers, CNRS researchers, doctoral students and support staff, in Political Science, Law, Educational Sciences, Sociology and Philosophy. Their collaboration results in an open-minded and dynamic research activity. CURAPP evolved into CURAPP-ESS, the Centre Universitaire de Recherches sur l’Action publique et le Politique, Epistémologie et Sciences Sociales (Academic Center for Research on Public Action, Politics, Epistemology and Social Sciences), which originally studied the functions of State in contemporary societies, and now covers a broad field of topics in political and social studies, ranging from the scales of political action (from local to global) to the forms of politicization or the production and usages of knowledge and norms.
Autumn Seminar, September 25th and 26th 2017, Logis du Roy
CURAPP-ESS scientific staff members are 170. They are CNRS researchers, academic researchers from Université de Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV) in Amiens and from other universities, associate researchers, doctoral students and research assistance staff. The 20-member Laboratory Assembly has an advisory role. The list of members and the competencies of this assembly are available online (in French).
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