Guinaudeau, Isabelle

CNRS Research Fellow

Sciences Po Bordeaux - Centre Emile Durkheim, France



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2011/2012

Ph.D. Institution

Institute of Political Science of Bordeaux/University of Stuttgart


I hold a PhD from the Franco-German doctoral programme CODESE (Comparing Democratic Societies in Europe) of the Institute of political science of Bordeaux and the Institute of social sciences of Stuttgart (supervisor: Prof. Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot).
My thesis deals with "Europeanization of party competition in France, German and the UK (1986-2009)". Besides my doctoral research, I have been involved in several projects in the field of comparative politics, all calling for multidisciplinary analysis and mixed-methods. I notably contribute to two projects funded by the French Research Agency on parliamentary representation at the national and European levels and to a cross-national project on nuclear energy. Since 2008, I am managing the coding of French legislative manifestos for the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP), a collaborative effort to measure policy change in a comparative and dynamic perspective. I also co-directed a Dictionnary of Franco-German Relations involving over 30 young scientists from five disciplines.
The research project initiated as a Max Weber Fellow explores how French political parties in office shape laws in policy fields that are more or less visible in the media. I am comparing the process of law-making and the adopted laws in the fields of taxation, nuclear energy and regulation of intellectual property.
For the past five years, I have been teaching research methodology, German for political scientists and a self-designed course on Franco-German relationships.
Fields of expertise: Party competition, Europeanization, Parliamentary representation, Law making, Franco-German relations.
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