School of International Liberal StudiesWaseda University

Special Lecture by Dean Patrick Le Galès (Sciences Po Paris, France) Dean of the Sciences Po Urban School, CNRS Research Professor of Sociology and Politics, Centre d’études européennes, Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy

What is governed and not governed in large metropolis


Date & Time: June 21st 2018 (Thursday) – 18h15 – 19h15.

Place: Waseda University, Building 11, Room 711.

Language: English (no translation).

Attendance: free and open to all.

Contact: Prof. Sylvain Detey ([email protected])

Organized by: School of International Liberal Studies (SILS), Waseda University.


Patrick Le Galès, is CNRS Research Professor of Sociology and Politics, at Sciences Po Paris, Centre d’études européennes. He is the founding Dean of the new Sciences Po Urban School and he chairs the “Cities are back in town”research group. He is a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a former editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, a past president of SASE (Society for Advanced Socio economics), a trustee of the Foundation for Urban and Regional Research.  He was educated at Sciences Po Paris, Nuffield College Oxford (M.litt.) and the University of Paris X Nanterre. He was a visiting professor or researcher in particular at EUI Florence,  King’s College London, UCLA, Nuffield College Oxford, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Society in Cologne, The Universities of Milan Bicocca, Venice,  the University of Sao Paolo (Centre for Metropolitan Studies),  the Colejio of Mexico, and Ashoka University in Delhi. He has received the Silver Medal from CNRS in 2018 and several research prizes.


His research deals ,with 1) Comparative Public policy, policy instruments and the  political sociology of the state ; 2) with large metropolis and European cities (middle classes, governance, urban conflicts, mobility, economic development, inequalities) 3) Economic sociology/political economy – the making of a market society and the sociology of Europe with a special interest for the UK. He is currently developing a project comparing modes of governance and urban development in Paris, London, Sao Paolo, Mexico. With Desmond King he works with a group on the reconfiguration of European states.


He has published or edited Regions in Europe the paradox of power (ed.with C.Lequesne, Routledge, 1997), Politiques urbaines et développement local en France et UK (L’Harmattan, 1993) ; Les réseaux de l’action publique (ed.with M.Thatcher, Paris, L’Harmattan 1995) ; Cities in contemporary Europe (ed. with A.Bagnasco), CUP 2000, ; Local industrial systems in Europe, rise or demise ? (with C.Crouch and al., OUP, 2002) ; The Changing Governance of Local Economies in Europe (with C.Crouch and al.. OUP, 2004) ; European Cities, social conflicts and governance (OUP, 2002), Developments in French Politics 3 and 4 (eds with J.Levy and A.Cole, Palgrave, 2005, 2008) ; Gouverner par les instruments (with P.Lascoumes Presses de Sciences Po 2004) ; Sociologie de l’action publique (with P.Lascoumes Colin, 2008, second edition 2012 , The New Labour Experiment (with Florence Faucher King, Standford University Press 2010); L’instrumentation de l’action publique (with C.Halpern, P.Lascoumes), Presses de Sciences Po 2014 Forthcoming in English), Globalising Minds, roots in the cities, upper middle classes in Europe?(with Alberta  Andreotti and Javier Moreno Fuentes Wiley/ Blackwell 2015. His last edited volume with Desmond King, “The reconfigurations of European states in crisis” appeared  from Oxford University Press in 2017. He is currently working on two edited books about what is governed and not governed in Mexico and in Paris.



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