The Political studies group in networks links researchers, artists, writers across geographic boundaries, and disciplinary boundaries around transformations and stakes in epistemology and politics of the contemporary condition. This condition shows that forms of reliance and social, political, economic, etc. organization no longer simply follow the logic of national and international frameworks, but also local / global, transnational and translocal scales that remain to be explored.
It welcomes approaches of critical research on the contemporary history of globalization in its political, social, economic etc. dimensions; and exploratory approaches to new forms of political praxis and agency, emerging postnational theories, conflicts and movements of recent decades, genealogies of violence and the languages of memory, and politics of knowledges and translation. It confronts an expanded body of human and social sciences towards political studies and Art & Media in a context of an international exchange, according to the vocation of Université-Monde of Paris 8 University, in relying on methodologies of inter- and transdisciplinarity.
The inventiveness of research practices, in their potential and acquired connectivities, is mobilized in the direction of an opening of research processes, in and outside the university. It aims to develop relationships with research and training organizations in order to support exchanges; integrate research into training programs or training through research; and to promote mobility actions.
It takes the form of a research-training process in the framework of an agreement of Paris 8 University in december 2017 after a year of prefiguration to support the development, and openess to cross-cutting issues, in the thinkings of the political, the social and the critique of knowledges. It is both a process informed by the contributions of the researchers who are involved and of those invited to intervene, and a process under permanent construction with an opening to the development of critical thinkings in the alley of a globalized world that requires the re-development methodologies and stakes of research.
Political action and praxis / Revolutionary political subjectivities / Transnational movements
Stateless peoples and theories of the postnational / Critique of the nation-state and the modern political subject / Critique of identities
Genealogies and contemporary forms of violence / Temporalities, history and memories
Inter- and transdisciplinary methodologies / Archives, Oralities, Art & Media / Socio-analysis and institutional analysis / Politics of translation