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Christophe BERTOSSI

Senior Research Fellow, Director of Ifri's Center for Migration and Citizenship


Research Interests:

  • 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).

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31/03/2017

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...

21/12/2016
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...

16/11/2016

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...

22/04/2016

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...

05/03/2016

There are numerous causes for population displacement in Africa; none of these are new, whether they occur within countries, across the continent, or toward Europe. The term “migrations” covers a wide range of situations, which differ in their internal and international implications. It is...

02/03/2016

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...

03/10/2013
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...

24/07/2012

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...

29/08/2011
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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