Sciences Po CSO/CNRS CNRS

Patrick CASTEL

Research Programs
Governance and economic organizations program : Knowledge, science, and expertise program : Work, employment, and professions program

Patrick CASTEL




Pourquoi faut-il se méfier des choix par défaut. Recension du livre « Le biais comportementaliste » dans Le Monde

Tribune dans La Vie des Idées et reprise dans Médiapart : Comportement correct exigé

Tribune dans Le Monde : Neurosciences : « La disparition de l’“homo economicus” est un leurre » Ou les comportements ne font pas la société

Lancement d’un blog après la parution de l’ouvrage « Le biais comportementaliste »




Patrick Castel’s research is underpinned by a theoretical framework centered on three perspectives: the sociology of organized action, the sociology of medicine and professions, and the sociology of science.

Two main themes run through his research: the organization of medical activities and the processes of rationalization involved in this, and the processes of designing and implementing public healthcare policies.

Regarding the former, Castel has worked on the organization of patient management for cancer patients, the processes by which recommendations for clinical practice are produced and implemented, and the organization of clinical and translational research. He is particularly interested in the figure of the organizing clinician, as well as in the reconfigurations of work and of patient management resulting from digitization and the production of heterogeneous data.
In respect to the latter, Castel has collaborated with other CSO researchers on food and nutrition policies. This field proves instructive for studying the role of entrepreneurs, private actors, and knowledge relative to governance in the creation of public policy. His principal fieldwork has concerned obesity prevention and the market for food products bearing health claims.






Since 2010
Sociology of Organizations and Collective Action, Master of Sociology at Sciences Po (with Henri Bergeron)

Since 2013
Interview Training, Master of Sociology (with François Dedieu)

Since 2016
Prize for Best HR Book, Master of Organization and Management of Human Resources (with Henri Bergeron)

Since 2010
Leadership, Behaviors, and the Sociology of Organizations, School of Public Affairs (with Henri Bergeron)
Member of the educational committee and lecturer for the Executive Master of Public Policy Management






Related Professional Activities

Since 2013
Member of the CNAMTS (Caisse nationale de l'assurance maladie des travailleurs salariés) [National Health Insurance Fund for Employees] scientific council

Since 2012
Member of the Sciences Sociales et Santé editorial board






Degrees

2002
Doctorate in Sociology from the Political Studies Institute of Paris (IEP)
Dissertation title: Normaliser les pratiques, organiser les médecins. La qualité comme stratégie de changement. Le cas des Centres de Lutte Contre le Cancer (Standardizing Practices, Coordinating Doctors – Quality as a Vector for Change: The Case of French Cancer Centers)
Thesis director: Erhard Friedberg. Dissertation funded by a CIFRE grant.


Professional Career

2003-2007: Research Manager at the Léon Bérard Multidisciplinary Center, Oncology Network of the Rhône-Alpes region (ONCORA).

1999-2002: Research Manager at the French National Federation of Cancer Centers.





Comportement correct exigé. Economie comportementale et gouvernement des conduites, November 2018.

Poleteke koinoniologia tes hygeias (Sociologie politique de la santé), 2018.

Le biais comportementaliste
Le biais comportementaliste, 2018.


Compte rendu de l'ouvrage de P. Cairney "The Politics of Evidence-Based Policy-Making", September, 2018.

Sociologie politique de la santé. 2e éd., 2018.

"Le gouvernement de la biomédecine par l’organisation. Le cas de la cancérologie française", 2018.

Compte rendu de l'ouvrage de Michel Anteby, L’École des patrons. Silence et morales d’entreprise à la Business School de Harvard, 2017.

Firmes et santé globale, La vie des idées, June, 2016.

Faire la concurrence. Retour sur un phénomène social et économique
Faire la concurrence. Retour sur un phénomène social et économique, Presses des Mines, 2016.


"Travailler (sur) la concurrence", Presses des Mines, May, 2016.

"Sciences du comportement et gouvernement des conduites : la diffusion du marketing social dans la lutte contre l'obésité", Presses de Sciences Po, May, 2016.

"Achieving universal health coverage in France: policy reforms and the challenge of inequalities", The Lancet Journal, May 2016.

"Changer les politiques publiques : latéraliser la réflexion", 2016.

"De la sociologie de l'action organisée à la sociologie de la santé. Développement et diversification des travaux sociologiques sur les questions de santé", Presses universitaires de Rennes, December, 2015.

"Les habits neufs du néo-institutionnalisme ? La redécouverte de l’ordre mésologique et de l’agency", L'Année sociologique, November 2015.

"Bonne pratique médicale", Presses de Sciences Po, September, 2015.

"Evidence-based medicine", Presses de Sciences Po, September, 2015.

Sociologie politique de la santé
Sociologie politique de la santé, Presses Universitaires de France, 2015.


"Normalité, normalisation et normation", Journal de Droit de la Santé et de l’Assurance Maladie, 2015.

Note de lecture. Les dimensions organisationnelles de la biomédecine. À propos de Peter Keating & Alberto Cambrosio, Cancer on Trial. Oncology as a New Style of Practice, Sciences sociales et santé, September, 2014.

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