le Professeur Yves Sintomer | Vice Director

Former Member
Centre Marc Bloch, Friedrichstraße 191, D-10117 Berlin
Email: yves.sintomer  ( at )  cmb.hu-berlin.de Tel: 0140 25 11 33

Disciplines : Political Science |


Seit dem 01. Oktober 2008, assozierter Forscher am Centre Marc Bloch

Institution of thesis

UMR CRESPA, CNRS/Universite de Paris 8

(ANR-DFG) CLAIMS: (New) Political Representative Claims: A Global View (France, Germany, Brazil, China, India)

(New) Political Representative Claims: A Global View (France, Germany, Brazil, China, India)

While the established forms of political representation are currently in crisis and demands for renewing political representation are shifting worldwide, much of the current research on representation continues to focus on electoral representation/ mandate at a national level.

A comparative and global analysis of these new forms of representative claims (situations in which actors claim to speak and act on behalf of others) that have developed outside representative political systems is still largely lacking, and that the dynamics developing in countries in the Southern hemisphere, notably in undemocratic entities, remain neglected by Western research.

The CLAIMS project aims to fill this lacuna by putting into perspective the representative claims emerging in France and Germany on one hand, and in three BRICS countries - Brazil, India, and China - on the other.

These representative claims often assume the form of a denunciation of a deficit in representation that they claim to rectify. In the five jurisdictions under review, we will identify different situations in which (purported) new representative claims are developed, criticized, or championed.

By employing a shared methodological framework that has been carefully developed, our research aims to analyse the development of these claims from a global and transnational perspective.