The Regions and Changing Trends in Public Policy Chair (TMAP)

École d'été 2023

The TMAP Chair team

The Chair is headed by Romain Pasquier, Director of Research at CNRS at the Arènes UMR 6051 Laboratory and Director of Research at Sciences Po Rennes. He ensures the coordination of the scientific and academic activities of the Chair. He is a scientific advisor at the Institut de la governance territoriale et de la décentralisation and was an elected member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA-AISP) Executive Committee from 2014 to 2018.

He is the author of several works, including Organisation territoriale et démocratie locale en Europe (in French) published in 2022 by La Documentation française, the Dictionnaire des politiques territoriales, (in French) published in 2020 by the Presses de Sciences Po (expanded second edition with S. Guigner and A. Cole), the Dictionnaire encyclopédique de la décentralisation (in French) published in 2017 by Berger-Levrault (with N. Kada, C. Courtecuisse and V. Aubelle), and Regional governance and power in France: the dynamics of political space, published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Gaël Hily, Development Officer of the TMAP Chair
  • Amélie Téhel, Junior Research Fellow
  • Eileen Michel, PhD student

Researchers and associate experts

Prénom Nom Institution Domaine de recherche
Thomas Aguilera Sciences Po Rennes Sociology
Claire Auzuret Université de Tours Sociology
Armelle de Guibert  Sciences Po Rennes 
EPMS Le littoral
Experte associée
Solidarity policy
Antoine Durand Sciences Po Rennes Public policy
Benoît Giry Sciences Po Rennes Sociology
Tudi Kernalegenn Bretagne Culture Diversité
Expert associé
Rural development polivy
Gwenaël Leblong-Masclet

Brest Métropole
Expert associé

Pulic management
Yann Le Bodo ANSES Public Health policy
Lionel Prigent Institut de Géoarchitecture
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Expert associé 
Urban development
Marc Rouzeau Consultant
Expert associé
Social policy
Fanny Sbaraglia Université Libre de Bruxelles Social policy
Thibault Tellier Sciences Po Rennes Modern history
Catherine Laidin  Institut Agro Rennes Angers
Experte associée
Rural development policy

Summer school

Every summer, the Chair hosts an international summer school event on the subject of local democracy, decentralization and multilevel governance. It is attended by some fifty researchers, practitioners, elected officials and students, who come to learn about emerging issues and challenges in territorial governance in a context of multi-faceted change.

The summer school is a unique opportunity to bring together researchers, policymakers and administrators in multi-level public governance in an environment conducive to the exchange and development of ideas.

The event is co-hosted with a partner organization and held in that region to allow attendees to meet stakeholders and explore the issues and ideas driving current debates in the social sciences.

The last summer school to date, on ‘Distance and Proximity in Public Policy’, was organized in partnership with the Côtes d’Armor Departmental Council and held in Saint-Brieuc from September 21–23, 2022.

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Les Publications

  • Aguilera Thomas, Artioli Francesca, Barrault-Stella Lorenzo, Hellier Emmanuel, Pasquier Romain (dir.), Les cartes de l’action publique : réformes, légitimations, conflits, Lille, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2021.
  • Pasquier Romain, Les Bretons et l’Europe : une passion politique en transformation ?, Rennes, Région Bretagne, 2020.
  • Pasquier Romain., Organisation territoriale et démocratie locale en Europe, Paris, La Documentation française, 2022.
  • Tellier Thibault, Humaniser le béton. Les origines de la politique de la ville en France (1969-1983), Paris, L’Harmattan, 2022.