Christophe BERTOSSI

Chercheur (HDR) et directeur du Centre migrations et citoyennetés de l'Ifri


Christophe BERTOSSI est le directeur du Centre Migrations et Citoyennetés de l'Ifri. Il est docteur en science politique (Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, 2000) et habilité à diriger des recherches en science politique (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 2013).

Il a été chercheur Marie Curie au Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations de l'Université de Warwick en Grande Bretagne entre 2001 et 2003 et chercheur invité à l'Université de New York (2009), à l'Institut d'Etudes Avancées-Collegium de Lyon (2010) et à l'Institut Max Planck pour l'étude de la diversité culturelle et religieuse de Göttingen (2015). Il a dirigé de nombreux projets internationaux, notamment avec la Washington University in St Louis, l'Association Américaine de Sociologie, la Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, et le Social Science Research Council (SSRC).  

Il a notamment publié: Les frontières de la citoyenneté en Europe: nationalité, résidence, appartenance (L'Harmattan, 2001); European Anti-Discrimination and the Politics of Citizenship: France and Britain (Palgrave, 2007); Les couleurs du drapeau: les militaires français issus de l'immigration (Robert Laffont, 2007, avec C. Wihtol de Wenden); As Cruzadas da Integraçao na Europa (Principia, 2012); European States and their Muslim Citizens. The Impact of Institutions on Perceptions and Boundaries (Cambridge University Press, 2013, avec John Bowen, Jan Willem Duyvendak et Mona Lena Krook); La citoyenneté à la française: valeurs et réalités (Editions du CNRS, 2016). Il a coordonné des numéros spéciaux dans Hommes & Migrations (2016), Comparative European Politics (2012), Patterns of Prejudice (2012), American Behavioral Scientist (2011), Migrations Société (2009).

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France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...

By: Christophe BERTOSSI, Matthieu TARDIS, Patrick KLUGMAN, Georges DERTILIS, Catherine PERRON, Evelyne RIBERT, Philip RUDGE

Contrary to other immigration societies such as the United States, Canada or Australia, migrations is not a core element of European narratives on shared identity. Each country maintains a very particular understanding of his migratory past and on the extent to which it should become part of...


What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...


Citizenship is a major issue in public debates when it comes to immigration in France. Passionate talks illustrate the current disagreements on the meaning of value such as “laïcité”, “universalism”, “equality”, “community” and on the way these should apply in social and political...


Movements of African people, being within their countries, on the continent or heading Europe, have numerous and ancient causes. The term “migration” covers a plurality of situations with many internal as well as international implications. Therefore, reasons to migrate deserve a careful...

By: Christophe BERTOSSI, John R. BOWEN, Jan Willem DUYVENDAK, Mona Lena KROOK, (eds.)

This book responds to the often loud debates about the place of Muslims in Western Europe by proposing an analysis based in institutions, including schools, courts, hospitals, the military, electoral politics, the labor market, and civic education courses. The...


More often than not, the notion of a national model of immigrant integration is held to be self-evident in the comparative scholarship. This type of reasoning, however, does not go without serious costs for the social sciences. Among these costs are the danger of reifying the categories used...

By: Christophe BERTOSSI, Dorothée PRUD'HOMME

"Diversity" is a structuring dimension of healthcare institutions in France today. Public and private hospitals employ a very socially and culturally diversified staff, to which they offer upward social mobility opportunities. This diversity constitutes an asset, which allows healthcare...

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