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Updated on: 11/09/2023
In the Anthropocene era, unprecedented climatic, economic, technical and social changes are striking the world. To understand and explain these changes using the tools of social science, 11 research units in Bordeaux have joined forces to form the 'Social sciences of contemporary changes' department, or CHANGES.
The CHANGES department came into being subsequent to the eagerness of research units in social sciences to pool their energy and expertise on the Bordeaux campus.
The department covers a broad interdisciplinary scope within the field of human and social sciences, combining disciplinary approaches in development, anthropology, architecture, demography, social security and labour law, epistemology, geography, history, history of science, history of law, landscape, philosophy, political science, economics, educational sciences, sociology and urban planning.
The historical context that motivates the focus on issues of change is that of an entanglement of the 'natural', 'technical' and 'political' dimensions, increased risks and uncertainties in the governance of things and individuals, the extension of interdependencies, 'butterfly effects' and solidarities between all scale levels.
The social sciences meet those challenges with comparative and investigative methods and concepts that allow for a better understanding of how the reality in which we live is constructed, instituted, governed and transformed by the relationships between the different players.
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The CHANGES scientific outreach project is, above all, based on a policy of internal calls for projects, designed to encourage the creation of original research projects or collaborative networking, aimed at human and social sciences actively contributing to major IdEx Bordeaux projects as well as to regional, national and European calls for research projects and joint efforts with other scientific fields.
That scientific outreach is broken down into 4 areas of focus:
The CHANGES department is a stakeholder in three Societal Innovation Centres (CIS):
It is associated with the following Major Research Programmes (GPRs) and Impulsion Research Networks (RRI):
Major Research Programmes:
Impulsion Research Networks:
incl. 5 joint research units, 900 members incl. 470 administrative, research & teaching staff and 430 doctoral students
for the co-supervision of the research units
covering the entire field of human & social sciences
Unités en rattachement principal
Unités en rattachement secondaire
Il est composé de 28 membres issus des conseils de laboratoires des 6 unités à rattachement principal, dont 15 enseignants-chercheurs et chercheurs, 4 personnels BIATSS/ITA, 6 doctorant.e.s et post-doctorant.e.s et 3 personnalités extérieures.
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Il est composé des membres des équipes de direction des unités du département.
Il est composé de 4 membres
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Change, stakeholder, public action, international comparison, democracy, interdependencies, market, migration, norm, law, inequality, social justice, institution, globalisation, governance, controversies, social conflict, political conflict, gender, risk, health, knowledge, science, territories, socio-ecological transition, labour, cities, vulnerabilities