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Yves Sintomer

Professor of Political Science, Paris 8 University

Yves Sintomer is professor of political science at Paris 8 University, and member of the “bureau” (president’s advisory board) of this university. He is honorary Senior fellow at the French University Institute (IUF), a position which is awarded every year to less than 0.2% of the top French scholars. He has a PhD degree from the European University Institute (Florence), and a “Habilitation to supervise research” from Paris 5 university. He is invited professor at Lausanne, Neuchâtel and Bask country universities (Switzerland and Spain). He has held academic positions at a number of other universities: Harvard, Yale, University College London, Tsinghua (Beijing), Peking University, Goethe (Frankfurt/Main), Complutense (Madrid), Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Catania (Italy), and Humboldt (Berlin) universities; Science Po Paris, Science Po Lille, Academia Sinica (Taipei), Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt/Main). He has been deputy director of the Marc Bloch Center (Berlin). He has written or edited more than 25 books, 20 special issues of journals, and 105 articles and book chapters. His writings have been published in 18 languages His most recent books include Participatory Budgeting in Europe; Democracy and Public Governance (with C. Herzberg and A. Röcke), Routledge, London, 2016; Between Radical and Deliberative Democracy. Random Selection in Politics from Athens to Contemporary Experiments, Cambridge University Press, 2019 (forthcoming); and Sortition and Democracy. Practices, Tools, Theories, Imprint Academic, Exeter, January 2019 (forthcoming). He is presently finishing a new book on democracy in a global perspective (to be published by La Découverte, Paris, December 2019) and leading a research on the changes of political representation in a comparative perspective (Brazil/China/France/Germany/India).

Yves Sintomer