Sciences Po CSO/CNRS CNRS

Renaud CRESPIN

Research Programs
Knowledge, science, and expertise program : Law, norms, and regulations program : Public policy and transformations of the state program : Work, employment, and professions program

Renaud CRESPIN

renaud.crespin@sciencespo.fr


CSO researcher since April 2014.

CNRS research fellow at the Center for Research on Political Action in Europe (CRAPE, University of Rennes I), 2007-2014.






Renaud Crespin’s research has a theoretical framework based on three analytical perspectives: the sociology of public action, the sociology of science, and the sociology of work.

This research looks into rationalization processes in public action in the fields of healthcare and the environment. More specifically, Crespin conducts comparative research on formalization processes for prevention policies (screenings, blood donor selection) in various areas (blood donation, the fight against HIV/AIDS, road safety, the fight against drugs, workplace safety, etc.). In addition, he looks at the role of technical-scientific expertise in the construction of public health issues, especially environmentally-related ones, such as indoor air pollution.






Since 2013
Seminar “Evaluation of Public Policies” with Clément Lacouette, PSIA, Science-Po Paris, Master in International Public Management / Master in Environmental Policy, (24h)

Since 2012
Seminar “Public action instruments and formalization. The case of health policy,” Second-year master’s program in steering public health policies and actions, EHESP-Science Po Rennes, (14h)

Since 2010
Lectures for the preparation course for the EHESP entrance exams: “Public health crises: how are they handled by the social sciences?” (3h)

Since 2009
Lectures for the training program for the national administration school (ENA: Ecole Nationale d’Administration) in Strasbourg: “Evaluating public policies” (4h) and “What does it mean to formalize public action collective risk management policies?” (4 h).






Participation in research programs/projects

2012-2015
AIRIN (Indoor Air: public actions and actor involvement) - CURAPP/CRAPE – ADEME/Primequal
2011-2014
INDEX (Expert independence and issues thereof in the field of public health: expertise in practice and communication issues) - GSPE/CSO/PRISME/PACTE - ANR
2011-2014
PREVDROG-PRO (Analysis of prevention and management modes regarding drug consumption in French firms) - CNAM-CRTD – MILDT/INCA (AAP Prevention, drugs, and society. Thematic track 2: addictive behaviors in professional milieus)
2011-2012
FORMALIZATION, REPRESENTATION, AND PRACTICES OF BLOOD DONATION - Contract for research collaboration between the CNRS-Brittany, the CRAPE, and the French organization for blood in Brittany (EFS-Bretagne)
2010-2013
EURORISK (Europeanization/trans-nationalization of health and environmental risks) MISHA – GSPE – University of Strasbourg

Participation in research groups and seminars

Since September 2012
Member of the AIRIN/Primequal/Ademe seminar focused on analyzing indoor air pollution prevention issues and policies
Since 2011
Member of the PREVDROG-Pro working group, financed by the MILDT/INCA
Member of the ANR/INDEX trans-disciplinary seminar (on researcher independence)

Expertise work

Since 2008
Providing expertise and evaluating projects conducted by the MILDT, ANSES, IRESP, AFSSET, EFS, or ANR.

Writing calls for proposals/participation in selection committees for PhD contracts

Since 2011
Member of the editorial and selection committee for MILDT/EHESS PhD contracts called “MILDT – EHESS: Addictions and society.”





2003
PhD in political science at the University of Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. Advisor: Pierre Lascoumes.
Dissertation title: “Appropriation and public regulation of a biological instrument. The social career of HIV screening – a comparative study (France, United States, the Netherlands).”
Jury members: Martine Bungener, Michel Callon, Bastien François, Jacques Lagroye.

1995
Second year Master’s in organizations and public policy, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

1994
First year Master’s in Political Science, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.



"Prévenir les dangers des usages de drogues au travail : la régulation comparée de la carrière transnationale des tests de dépistage biologique - Etats-Unis et France", December, 2017.

Compte rendu de Dominique Lhuilier et Anne-Marie Waser (dir.), Que font les 10 millions de malades ? Vivre et travailler avec une maladie chronique, October, 2017.

"Santé et politiques urbaines", May 2017, Numéro Spécial.

Se doper pour travailler
Se doper pour travailler, 2017.


"Villes et santé", 2017.

"Introduction : se doper pour travailler", 2017.

"Réduire des risques en ignorant le travail: Enjeux d'expertise autour du dépistage des drogues", 2017.

"Présentation : santé et politiques urbaines", 2017.

"Critiques et formes de résistance d’une médecine sous influence. Les médecins du don face à la rationalisation de leurs pratiques", Sciences sociales et santé, December 2016.

"Un scandale à la recherche de son public. La construction médiatique du problème de la « pollution de l’air intérieur » en France (1995-2015)", Politiques de communication, September 2016.

"Savoirs : présentation du thème", July 2016.

"« De la guerre à l’emploi : extension (trans)nationale du dépistage des drogues: Le cas des entreprises états-uniennes et françaises", 2016.

"Le sens des mesures. Usages et circulation des chiffres dans la définition du problème public des drogues au travail", Psychotropes, September 2015.

"Quand par le local s’ancre le global. Cadrages et débordements dans la carrière comparée d’un instrument de santé, le dépistage du VIH, dans les prisons françaises et américaines", Presses Universitaires de Rennes, September, 2015.

"Dépistage", Presses de Sciences Po, September, 2015.

"Savoir(s)", Presses de Sciences Po, September, 2015.

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

"Situation d’expertise", Presses de Sciences Po, September, 2015.

"Linking medicine, industry, science, and politics: the history of French blood donor deferral criteria", Routledge, July, 2015.

"Travail(s), santé et usages de substances psychoactives", 2015, Numéro Spécial.

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