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Research seminar Prof. Patrick Le Galès


Patrick Le Galès is CNRS Research Professor of Sociology and Politics, at Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes and he chairs the “Cities are back in town” and “restructuring the state” research groups. His researches deal with

  1. Comparative Public policy, policy instruments and the political sociology of the state;
  2. Urban sociology/urban political economy in large metropolis and also European cities (middle classes, governance, urban conflicts, mobility, economic development, inequalities);
  3. Economic sociology/political economy – the making of a market society and the sociology of Europe with a special interest for the UK.

Title of the presentation: Governing the mega-city

Le Galès will present his original contribution to the academic and policy debate related to processes of urbanization in mega cities around the world. This relates to

 a project on comparing modes of governance (What is governed?) and urban development in Paris, London, São Paolo, Mexico.

Location: Reitse Poort 002 (ground floor), Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 125, 5037 DB  Tilburg, the Netherlands

Note: Prof. Le Gales will stay at TiREG from 20 to 23 March and is available during this period for meetings. Please let us know whether you intend to arrange a meeting with him by sending an e-mail to

When: 21 March 2018 12:30

End date: 21 March 2018 14:00