• Social - Societal - Solidarity Innovation

Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique (ISP)

Research unit


The Institute of Social Sciences in Politics (Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique - ISP) is a laboratory of national and international reputation whose research is organized around 4 research topics: the law, power and public action as well as political identities, issues related to conflicts and finally the diffusion of people and knowledge.
It is a mixed research unit located on two campuses: Nanterre and ENS Cachan.
ISP conducts its research with an interdisciplinary approach, within an international framework. The theoretical approach of the laboratory's research is combined with the empirical approach.


  • Mr Olivier LE NOE

Innovation themes

Map and access

Site Nanterre (direction) ISP UMR7220 – site Nanterre Université Paris Nanterre Maison Max Weber – 3ème étage 200 avenue de la République, 92001 Nanterre Cedex Site Saclay ISP UMR7220 – site Saclay ENS Paris Saclay Bâtiment Ouest – 3ème étage 4 avenue des Sciences 91190 Gif sur Yvette, 91190 GIF SUR YVETTE

Our research areas


- political identities
- conflict resolution
- law, power and public action
- dissemination of people and knowledge
- democracies, democratization and democracies in conflict

Applications sectors

  • Other business
  • Art / Culture
  • Administration / Public sector
  • Education / Training

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 154
Number of researchers : 66
Number of doctoral students : 83


Our results

Projects examples

- ongoing: ANR UTIC program (international interceptions of communications and surveillance logic)
- Commitment program, rebellion and religiosity (in partnership with the French Ministry of Justice)
- Futsal program (in partnership with the French football federation)
- labeX PP the past in the present: history, heritage, memory
- organization of numerous symposia

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

European Commission, French Ministry of Defense, National School of Magitrature, French Football Federation, 12 European and International Academic Networks and 18 foreign academic institutions (Laboratories, Universities, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

Private collaborations

- collaborations with several ministries and cultural organisations


Establishments of affiliation