Jean-Pascal Daloz is a comparativist specialising in the study of elites. His research now mainly focuses on the comparative analysis of social distinction and on the symbolic dimensions of political representation.
He is CNRS Research Professor at the new SAGE Centre in Strasbourg, after having previously worked in sub-Saharan Africa, at the Bordeaux Institute of Political studies, at the University of Oslo and at the University of Oxford (2007-2011).
Jean-Pascal Daloz has a substantial research and publication record in both comparative politics and comparative sociology and he is also an authority in the field of cultural interpretive analysis. He currently chairs the Research Committee on comparative sociology of the International Sociological Association.
He is the co-author of the best-selling 'Africa Works: Disorder as public instrument' (Oxford 1999), a classic on African politics, also available in french and spanish. His work has been endorsed by top political scientists but also great figures of anthropology, sociology and history, such as Clifford Geertz (Princeton), Jeffrey Alexander (Yale) and Peter Burke (Cambridge).
New titles (2017):
- The Palgrave Handbook of Political Elites, as section editor
- La représentation politique (Armand Colin publ.)