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Patrick Le Galès

Patrick Le Galès’ comparative research has three main components:

– Public policy, sociology of the state government and governance, instruments and instruments of public action, policy networks, and state restructuring in European states and territories: decentralization policies, urban policies, regional policies, and governance of the world’s major cities (Paris, London, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, Istanbul)

– Urban Sociology: mobility and social change, transformation of European cities, social groups in cities (middle-class and upper-class mobility), segregation, integration dynamics and formation of social and political order, and urban conflicts

– Economic sociology and political economy: regional and local economies and the formation of a market society, particularly in the UK, sociology of Europe


Patrick le Galès is CNRS research professor in politics and sociology at Sciences Po, Centre d'Etudes Européennes

Founding Dean of Sciences Po Urban School

Elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, 2011.

Award of Excellence for Studies in Political Science, Mattei Dogan / French Political Science Association Foundation, 2007.

Bronze Medal, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), 1996.

Relevant Publications

C. Crouch and P. Le Galès, "Cities as national champions?," J. Eur. Public Policy, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 405-419, Apr. 2012.


P. Le Galès, European Cities: Social Conflicts and Governance: Social Conflicts and Governance, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.



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Sciences Po d'études européennes



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