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The department’s positioning is both thematic and disciplinary. Thematically speaking, this department is built on the observation that the many and varied social developments currently occurring require us to rethink our legal and political models. As a result, a general scientific approach allowing for better support and understanding of these social transformations needs to be implemented.

On a disciplinary level, the Law and social transformations department includes all dimensions of research in law, legal history and political science (public, private, internal, international and European, comparative). Researchers can therefore mobilize the entire disciplinary field in order to capture all the normative manifestations of social transformations and enhance the value of legal and political methods.

Management and leadership 

Director: Olivier Decima, Professor of private law and criminal sciences (Institute of Criminal Science and Justice - ISCJ)

Deputy director: Alain Pariente, Lecturer in public law (Léon-Duguit Institute)

Activities

The Law and social transformations department focuses on two areas:

  • Focus 1: Law and technological transformations
    • Protection of individuals and technological transformations
      Keywords: privacy, personal data, GDPR, health.
    • Defending freedoms and technological transformations
      Keywords: fighting cybercrime, judicial and police cooperation, protection of information and data systems, normativity of algorithms, predictive justice.
    • Business adaptation and technological transformations
      Keywords: changes in work and employment, changing to a paper-free trade system, creative law.
  • Focus 2: Law and cultural transformations
    • Population mobility, international trade
      Keywords: European construction, globalization, competition between common  and civil law legal systems, migration.
    • Evolution of litigation and justice
      Keywords: transformation of crime, new methods of dispute resolution (mediation, convention).
    • Transformation of public and political action
      Keywords: institutional development, defense, governmental reform, transformation of ideas and political regimes, transformation of the social state.
    • Inclusive society
      Keywords: vulnerability, family development, repression of domestic violence, fight against discrimination, harassment, forms of solidarity

Key figures

  • 8 research units: 7 hosting teams & 1 joint research unit
  • 210 lecturer-researchers & researchers
  • 330 doctoral students

Component structures of the department

This department is composed of 8 primary units.

Governance

Component council

The council is composed of 28 members, including 16 lecturer-researchers and researchers, 4 support staff, 8 doctoral and post-doctoral students and 1 external member.

Directors' committee

The Directors' committee is composed of the eight unit directors.

Scientific council

  • Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Professor of public international law, Director of the Max Planck Institute.
  • Xavier Crettiez, Professor of political science, Deputy director of the IEP of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
  • Thierry Revet, Professor of private law at the University of Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne.
  • Hélène Pauliat, Professor of public law at the University of Limoges, member of the High Council of the Judiciary.

Other components

EUR Lexfi

Platforms 

PROFIL DATAVIZ: platform for researching, observing and the data-visualization of local government finances.

Doctoral schools

Partnerships

  • French National School for the Judiciary
  • Bordeaux Bar
  • Bordeaux Court of Appeal
  • Administrative Tribunal, Administrative Court of Appeal
  • Regional Chamber of Accounts

Updated on 07/05/2020

Contact


Olivier Décima
Director, Professor of private law and criminal sciences

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Keywords

Law, privacy, personal data, GDPR, health, fight against cybercrime, judicial and police cooperation, protection of information and data systems, normative algorithms, predictive justice, changes in work and employment, changing to a paper-free trade system, creative law, European construction, globalization, competition between common law and civil law, migration, transformation of crime, new methods of dispute settlement, institutional evolution, defense, governmental reform, transformation of ideas and political regimes, transformation of the social State, vulnerability, evolution of the family, repression of domestic violence, fight against discrimination, harassment, forms of solidarity.