Aliénor Ballangé

Postdoctoral Fellow

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
September 2020–August 2021

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»The Past Future of European (Post-) Democracy«

Project outline:
My research project intends to question the originalities and the use of the »post-democracy« concept to specify how it can help to understand what kind of »democratic deficit« the EU is currently confronted to: to what extent does this concept regenerate the well-defined and already overmanned studies on »the democracy crisis«? Moreover, I should also put forward an internal criticism in order to determine whether the synthesis it is trying to implement between democracy and non-democracy proves to be convincing: do the post-democratic ambivalences help us to better map the contradictions specific to the democratic puzzle, especially in the EU specific case? (Aliénor Ballangé)

Research partner:
Aliénor Ballangé follows the invitation of Professor Rainer Forst and the Justitia Centre for Advanced Studies funded by the Alfons and Gertrud Kassel Foundation.

Scholarly profile of Aliénor Ballangé

Aliénor Ballangé received her doctorate in 2018 from the Sciences Po Paris with a thesis on »L’Invention de Bruxelles. L’intégration européenne: par le people ou pour le peuple?«. From 2017 to 2018, she taught at the Sciences Po Paris and continued teaching from 2018 to 2020 at the Sciences Po Bordeaux.

Please find more information about Aliénor Ballangé here.

Main areas of research:
Theories of European integration, European identity, European citizenship; political theory and history of ideas, representation and self-representation of the people, transformation of the nation-state.

Selected publications:
  1. La démocratie communautaire. Pour une généalogie critique de l’Union européenne, Éditions de la Sorbonne, (forthcoming).
  2. »Une exception exemplaire : la logique paradoxale de l'identité européenne«, in: Raisons politiques vol. 20:4, no. 80 (2020), p. 43-57.
  3. »Généalogie de l’Europe: le moment communautaire«, in: Noesis vol. 30-31 (2017-2018), p. 375-390.
  4. »Post-democracy. Principles and Ambiguities«, in: French politics vol. 15:1, 2017, p. 128-145.