Transformation of the State and territories

This research program focuses on changes that affect territories, whether they be local, national, or supranational.

The work of Bruno Latour and Michael Storper concentrates on the very idea of territories, changes of scale, and people’s relationship to geographical space.

In addition, much research and a number of dissertations have addressed regional economic dynamics related to the development of new technologies and innovation, in order to measure the impact of these developments on spatial organization and long-distance relationships.

Lastly, a variety of research analyzes changes in the relationships between regions within national borders, as well as the effects of these changes on public actions and the State’s role and status.

Research Programs
  • Regional transfers and governance
  • Regional social and economic dynamics and the knowledge economy
  • The transformation of public action
  • The work of local elected officials