Senior research fellow, Director of Ifri's Center for Migration and Citizenship
- Populism, nativism and nationalism
- Diversity, labour relations, and trade unions
- Islam and secularism in public institutions
- Theories of international migration
- Global governance of migration
Christophe Bertossi is the director of the French Institute of International Relations - Ifri's Center for Migration and Citizenship. He holds a PhD in political science (Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, 2000) and is habilitated to conduct research in political science (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 2013).
Christophe Bertossi was a Marie Curie research fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations at the University of Warwick in Great Britain between 2001 and 2003 and a visiting research fellow at New York University (2009), the Institute for Advanced Study-Collegium de Lyon (2010), and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Cultural and Religious Diversity in Göttingen (2015). He was also a "Rector's Fellow" at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Netherlands (NIAS) (2020). His publications include: La citoyenneté à la française: valeurs et réalités (Editions du CNRS, 2016); European States and their Muslim Citizens. The Impact of Institutions on Perceptions and Boundaries (Cambridge University Press, 2013, with John Bowen, Jan Willem Duyvendak and Mona Lena Krook); As Cruzadas da Integraçao na Europa (Principia, 2012); Les couleurs du drapeau: les militaires français issus de l'immigration (Robert Laffont, 2007, with C. Wihtol de Wenden), and European Anti-Discrimination and the Politics of Citizenship: France and Britain (Palgrave MacMillan, 2007).
Immigration was a key priority of the French EU Presidency in 2008. In its attempt to provide EU Member States and institutions with a framework for the future of European migration policies, the French government found strong support from other EU countries, particularly the UK. The result...
Models of Integration : Public Philosophies, Policies and State Institutions Oxford, University of Oxford, Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS), Working Paper 07-46, mai 2007
For a long time, French and British integration policies have formed two mutually exclusive paradigms. Based on ideological elements introduced by the French Revolution, French citizenship refuses any ethno-racial based distinction in the public sphere. In comparison with this conception of...
The Colors of the Flag. The French Army in front of Discriminations Robert Laffont Editions, in the Collection 'Le monde comme il va' directed by Michel Wieviorka, Paris 2007. This publication is the result of a research directed by Ifri.
For a long time, French military with migration background have been counting on the army to erase the social and cultural prejudice they have been suffering. But are they really military as others or are they constituing a specific population? Does the French army offers the opportunity for...
Distant Neighbours - Understanding How the French Deal with Ethnic and Religious Diversity London: Runnymede Trust, February 2007. - 28 p. (Runnymede Perspectives)
At the end of 2005, the policy response to the suburban riots in France pointed to the so-called anti-integration attitudes of migrants, whose identities were highlighted as the core problem facing their social, cultural and political integration into French society. As a matter of fact,...
Les militaires français issus de l'immigration Paris : Centre d'études en sciences sociales de la Défense, 2005. - 338 p. (Les documents du C2SD)
The identities issue still does not find a legitimite place in the debates on the future of the french republican model. At the time of questionning the integration models in most of european immigration countries, the french model should now answer the question: How french citizenship should...