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Center for the Study of Politics (Cevipol)

Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences | CEVIPOL

Interfaculty institutes | EBxl : Network of Brussels studies of the ULB

Interfaculty institutes | IEE: Institute of European Studies

(Code: ULB590)

Person in charges of the unit : FORET François, LOUAULT Frédéric.

The Cevipol (Centre d'Etude de la Vie Politique) is a research center of the Philosophy and Social Sciences Department of the Université libre de
Bruxelles. It specializes in political sociology and comparative politics.  Research within the Cevipol focuses on political life, institutions, actors, and the
norms and resources of democratic systems. The processes of action, mobilisation, and legitimation are examined with both qualitative and quantitative
methods, from a contemporary perspective that takes into account the long view.  While consistently opening fresh empirical debates, the Cevipol updates
traditional themes of political science: the distribution of power and resources among social groups, the different forms of authority, elite recruitment,
conflicts between interests, identity or memory, and the weight of norms and values. 

Four thematic axes structure the intellectual identity of the Cevipol 
- Parties, Elections, and Representation
- European integration: redefining communities, sovereignties, and values in conflict
- Identities, societies, powers in comparison. A qualitative approach of political systems 
- Sport and Politics

Campus : Campus du Solbosch
Location : Institut de Sociologie, niveau 11
Address : CP124 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32-2-650.40.39
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E-mail :
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Frascati domains:

 • 5.6 Political Science

Disciplines CRef :

 • Compared political institutions

 • Doctrines and political systems

 • Electoral and advisory systems

 • European integration and cooperation

 • Federal systems

 • General political sciences

 • General theory of state

 • Internal states institutions

 • Political communication

 • Political parties - pressure groups

 • Political sociology

 • Pressure groups

 • Public opinion - parties - pressure groups

 • Sociology

 • Teaching of social science

 • Unions