Ermakoff Ivan

Coordonnées professionnelles

EHESS-CESPRA
105, boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of sociology
College of Letters & Science
500 Lincoln Dr,
53706 Madison
Etats-Unis

ermakoff [a] ssc.wisc.edu

Research Interest Statement

My research agenda is centered on transition processes and collective situations in which individuals are confronted with decisions that challenge their sense of self-interest, preservation or identity. I have been investigating aristocrats facing new matrimonial regulations in Europe in the central middle ages, parliamentarians confronted with the prospect of their own collective abdication, political leaders devising strategies of political survival and/or democratic consolidation in times of democratic crisis, and civil servants confronted with the task of enforcing inhumane policies. In these different instances, to identify collective processes and reconstruct the specifics of the relevant empirical cases, I draw on multifaceted tools of analysis—formal, quantitative and hermeneutic—applied to a variety of historical sources. This approach combines historical research with a set of methods geared to probing the empirical soundness of hypotheses that can be transposed to different times and places.

Enseignements 2017-2018

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