Sciences Po CSO/CNRS CNRS

Didier DEMAZIERE

Senior Research Fellow Research axis New Forms of Economic Governance

Research Programs
Public policy and transformations of the state program : Work, employment, and professions program

Didier DEMAZIERE

didier.demaziere@sciencespo.fr


Joined the CSO in January 2010.

CNRS researcher at the Printemps laboratory (UVSQ-CNRS), 1998-2009, and director of same from 2000 to 2008.

CNRS researcher at the Center for Studies and Research in Sociology and Economics in Lille (Centre Lillois d’Etudes et de Recherches en Sociologie et Economie - CLERSE), 1992-1998.









Didier Demazière’s research focuses on two domains:
- Unemployment and public policy regarding employment;
- Changes in work and professional group dynamics.

At the crossroads of these two areas, we find questions of how labor markets operate and how professional careers are structured.
The first area of focus calls for research on guidance resources available for unemployed persons, the work of career counselors, biographical trajectories of job seekers, and the experience of being deprived of work.
He studies a number of these aspects via international comparisons (France, Brazil, and Japan in particular).
The second area of focus has led to research on the relationships between professions and organizations, the division of labor, competition and coordination between professions, and professional norms.
He is currently working in three empirical fields, which were chosen because of the high levels of uncertainty present therein: elected officials, sports agents, and open source software developers.






From 2011
director of the doctoral program of sociology at Sciences Po.


Lecturer at Sciences Po in the Programme Doctoral en Sociologie.

Lecturer at the Université Paris-Dauphine in the organizational change consulting and guidance Master’s program.







2016
President of the 40 section at the CNRS's Comité National

2011 : president of Association Française de Sociologie



Professional activities


Since 2007
Network organizer for the “Professions and Organizations” network of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.

Since 2011
Member of the scientific council of the Centre d’Etudes et de l'Emploi.

2009-2010
Member of the expert committee in charge of evaluating the sociological curricula of universities in the French Community of Belgium, for the Agency for the Evaluation of the Quality of Higher Education (Agence pour l’Evaluation de la Qualité de l’Enseignement Supérieur).

Editorial Activities

Since 2004
Coordinator of the editorial board of the Sociologie du Travail journal.

Since 2005
Co-director (with JosianeBoutet, linguist) of the Langage et Société journal.

Since 2004
Member of the editorial board for the Temporalités journal.

Since 2009
Member of the scientific committee for the Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique.


Expertise activities

Since 2013
Member of the scientific council of Pole Emploi.

2009-2011
Member of the evaluation committee for the guaranteed minimum income program in France: the Revenu de Solidarité Active (RSA).






2001
Habilitation in sociology, under the direction of Alain Chenu (Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines).

1991
Ph.D. in Sociology, under the direction of Claude Dubar (Université des sciences et Techniques de Lille).

1986
Master’sin Sociology (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales).

1985
Master’s in Political Science (Université de Lille II).




"Analyser les expériences du chômage. Une comparaison internationale", 2017.

Compte rendu de Boland T., Grifin R. (ed.), The sociology of unemployment, 2017.

Michel Simon, enseignant passionné. Souvenirs d'étudiant, 2017.

"Dans les coulisses de Sociologie du travail", 2017.

"L’emploi et le travail vus depuis le chômage. Enquête sur les expériences des chômeurs", 2017.

"Les femmes et le chômage. Quelles spécificités et quelles variétés des expériences vécues ?", 2017.

Les chômeurs et le travail… sur les chemins de la dépendance, September 2016.

Les figures du travail dans la recherche d’emploi, July 2016.

Andrew Abbott et l'héritage de l'école de Chicago
Andrew Abbott et l'héritage de l'école de Chicago, Editions de l'EHESS, 2016.


"La professionnalisation, une notion polysémique. Le cas des élus politiques", February 2016.

"Les négociations implicites de la division du travail. Le cas des élus régionaux", 2016.

Navarre M., Devenir élue. Genre et carrière politique, 2016.

Les sociologies françaises. Héritages et perspectives, 1960-2010
Les sociologies françaises. Héritages et perspectives, 1960-2010, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015.


"La performance sportive comme travail", Sociologie du travail, October 2015.

"Produire la performance sportive", Sociologie du travail, October 2015, Numéro Spécial.

"Pour une sociologie des activités et du travail professionnels", Octares éditions, September, 2015.

Compte rendu de : Chauvin P.-M., Grossetti M., Zalio P.-P. (dir.), Dictionnaire sociologique de l’entrepreneuriat, La Découverte, June, 2015.

"Cinquante ans de sociologie française", Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015.

"Does unemployment still have a meaning? Findings from a comparison of three conurbations", Sociologie du travail, November 2014.

"Quel est le prix d’un footballeur ? Valorisation économique et mobilités sur le marché du travail", ENS Editions, November, 2014.

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