The "Changing societies" programme
In an environment marked at the same time by new forms of exchange, of interdependence and of differentiation between cultures, and also by certain forms of globalisation of life styles and of thought, the study of societies and of cultures in their transformations and in their permanence is particularly relevant. Understanding the phenomena at stake, whether they concern political, social, economic or cultural aspects, requires an appreciation of the historical perspective, the study of procedures at different scales, the analysis of the plurality of contexts, as well as the perceptions that individuals, groups and societies might have.
The establishment of a multi-year thematic programme « Changing societies », covering all humanities and social sciences, should enable questioning of medium term as well as the reflection on one or more privileged themes, each year. This period of time should, more particularly, enable the accumulation of knowledge, the multiplication of points of view and theoretical questioning, favour cooperation between researchers and exchanges between various approaches.
For the year 2012, the programme proposes a new call for proposals on the theme "Governance-globalization".
Objectives of the call for proposals "Governance-globalization"
The issue of the "globalization" occupies the social and political debate, may it be seen as a threat, a necessity or a promise. If it is often linked to economic globalization, and its consequences, it has decisive impact on our modes of government and our social models. The globalization presents a strong historic and geopolitical dimension, marked by the emergence of new economic powers, but also by the end of the European partition, and the evolution of Eastern European countries. The globalization is characterized by the emergence and the assertion of new powers, a multipolar organization of the world, the increase of the zones of conflicts, and tension on the access to the resources. The multipolar character drives to exceed the approaches in terms of North/South relationship or East/West which structured the vision of the world during the previous century. This context makes necessary the renewal of the knowledge in the field of international relations and the knowledge of the cultural, social, economic and political dynamics of the largest regions of the world. The observation of the effects of this globalization on the forms and the fashions of governance aims at bringing innovative lightings on the phenomena at stake.
The programme "Changing societies", in which “Globalization-governance” call is included, concerns basic research. It must favour the mobilization of the various disciplines of the humanities and social sciences and collaborations between these disciplines. It could however support monodisciplinary projects.
This call for proposal has several objectives
The works within the framework of this call for proposals should allow to characterize better the phenomena of globalization and the forms of governance adapted to the renewed stakes. Five major axes of work can be envisaged: they are not exhaustive and should not exclude other exploration of questions linked to the theme " Globalization – governance”.
1. Origins and worlds
2. Flows, exchanges and territories
3. Institutions, social, network, actors
4. Tools, devices, standards
5. Public goods, regulation
The complete submission file comprises two documents that must be filled out:
Scientific and financial questions:
+33 (0)1 78 09 80 06
Director of the call for proposals
Florence Chaltiel Terral
ANR Programme Director