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Véronique DIMIER

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Institut d’Etudes européennes
Université Libre de Bruxelles
CP 172
39, ave FD Roosevelt
1050 Bruxelles

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T: +32 (0)2 650.30.78
vdimier@ulb.ac.be

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  • Département de Science politique
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Véronqiue Dimier is a political scientist working on history. She has been formerly Deakin and Marie Curie fellow at St Antony's college, Oxford University, Fulbright Fellow at NYU university, Braudel Fellow at the European Institute (Firenze), more recently the holder of the Chaire Gütenberg, University of Strabsourg, SAGE.Her Phd dissertation (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble, 1999) deals with the Indirect Rule vs Direct rule controversy among French and British experts in colonial administration from the 1930s on. It analyses the political stakes of this debate, most notably within the Permanent Mandate Commission (Le gouvernement des colonies, regards croisés franco-britannique, Presses Universitaire de Bruxelles, 2004). Since 1999 she has been working on the second career of French colonial officials, most notably their role in the prefectoral corps and in EU development aid programmes in Africa (The invention of a european Development Aid Bureaucracy, Palgrave, 2014), a book which was presented recently at Columbia University, NYU, the EHESS and the European University Institute. She has also been working on imperial citizenship, the debate on securalism within the colonial context and EU external delegations. The last two years she has been working on businesses, decolonization and development/human rights and development/the evaluation of development aid.

Titres Universitaires : Doctorat nouveau régime, IEP Grenoble, janvier 1999, mention très honorable avec félicitations du jury à l'unanimité.

Autres Diplômes :

Diplôme IEP Grenoble, 1992, mention assez bien, mention langue anglaise.

DEA Etudes Politiques, IEP Grenoble, 1993.

 

Biographie

Career 

-1993-1996: allocataire de recherche (research scholar), with years (1993-1994; 1995) spent in Oxford University, St Hilda, then St antony's College

-1997-1998: Research associate, St Antony's College, Oxford, University.

-1998-1999: Junior Lecturer, Institut d'Etudes Politiques Grenoble.

-1999-2001: Research associate, St Antony's College, Oxford University.

-2002-2003: Senior lecturer, European Institute of Publica administration , Maastricht

-2003: Associate professor, ULB

Price/Fellowhisp:

1993-1996: allocataire de recherche, three years

1997-1998: St Antony's British Council Scholarship/ Bourse Lavoisier, one year.

2000-2001: Deakin Fellowhsip, St Antony's College, Oxford, one year.

2001: European Union Social Science Information Research Facility, European University Institute, wo months. 

2000-2002: Marie Curie Fellowship (European Commission), St Antony's College, Oxford one year.

2006: Fulbright fellowship, New York  University, one term.

2014: Braudel fellowship, European University Institute, Firenze

2015: Gütenberg Price, Strasbourg, IEP, SAGE 

 

Travaux sélectionnés

Books: 

Le gouvernement des colonies, regards croisés franco-britannique, Presses Universitaire de Bruxelles, 2004. (to be found on academy.edu)

This books deals with a science of colonial government, a science meant to compare French and British colonial governement. It analyses its institutionalisation from the 1930s on in France and the UK. It looks at the way this science served political purposes and stakes, most notably within the Permanent Mandate Commission.

The invention of a european Development Aid Bureaucracy, Palgrave, 2014.

Through in depth analysis of European development institution over the past fifty years, this books outlines the significant influence that former French colonial officials had in designing and implementing development aid programmes in Africa and the way their influence has continued to impact upon EEC development policy in Africa

 

selected articles (to be found on academy.edu):

'Enjeux institutionnnels autour d'une science politique des colonies en France et en Grande-Bretagne', Genèse, n°37, 2000, p. 60-92.

'Leadership et institutionalisation au sein de la Commsision européenne: le cad de la DG Développement, 1958-1975', Sciences de la Société, n°53, 2001, p. 183-200.

'Du bon usage de la tournée: stratégie de légitimation et propagande au sein de la DG8', Pole Sur, n°15, 2001, p. 19-32.

'Direct or Indirect Rule: propaganda around a scientific controversy', in T. Chafer, a; Sackur (dir.), promoting the colonial idea: propaganda and vision of empire in France, palgrave, 2002, p. 168-183.

'L'internationalisation du débat colonial: rivalités franco-britanniques autour de la Commission Permanente des mandats', Revue d'Histoire Outre mer, 2002, p. 333.360.

'Legitimizing DG8: a small family business', ECPR, ecpr.eu/filestore/paperproposal...

'L'institutionalisation de la Commission Européenne (DG Développement): du rôeld es leaders dans la construction d'une administration multinationale', Etudes Internationales, vol. 34, 2003, p. 401-428.

'Institutionalisation et bureaucratisation de la Commission européenne: le cas de la DG DEV', Politique européenne, n°11, 2003, p. 99-121.

''On good colonial government: lessons from the League of Nation', Global Society, Vol 18, 2004, p. 279-299. 

'For a Republic 'diverse and indivisible'? experience from the colonial past', Journal of Contemporary European History, Vol. 13, 2004, p. 45-66.

'For a new start? Resettling colonial administrators in the French Prefectoral corps', Itinerario, The European Journal of Overseas History, vol 28, 2004, p. 49-66.

'The invention of DG8', in A. Smith (dir.) Politics and the European Commission, actors, independance, legitimacy, Routeldge, 2004,p. 83-95.

'Politique indigène en France et en Grande Bretagne dans les années 1930: à l'origine de l'idéeologie développementaliste', Politique et société, n°24, 2005, p. 73-99.

''Three universities and the British elite: a science of colonial administration in the UK', Public administration, n°84, 2006, p. 337-366.

'University in diversity: contending conecptions of French Republica and nation', West European Politics, 2004, n°27, 2006, p. 337-366.

'Constructing conditionality: the bueraucratization of EEc developmant aid', Journal of Euroepan Foreign Affairs, n°11, 2006, p. 263-280.

with Mc Geever, 'diplomats without a flga: the institutionalisation of the delegations of the European Commission in ACP countries', Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 44, 2006, p. 483-505.

'French laïcity in debate', French culture, politics and Society, Vol 26, 2008, p. 483-505.

'Bringing neo-patrimonialism back to Europe: decolonization and the construction of the EEC development policy', 48/2008, Archiv für Socialgeschichte, p. 433-460.

''A l'origine de la politique euroépenne de développement durable: la doctrine coloniale des paysans noirs', in Willalaba (ed.), appropriation du développement durable, presses du Septentrion, 2009, p. 145-163.

'Adieu les artistes. Here are the managers: la réforme de la DG Développement , 1997', Sociologie du travail,  n°52, 2010, 2010, p. 234-254.

'Recycling empire: the invention of a European aid bureaucracy', in M. Thomas (ed.), The French colonial mind, University of Nebarska Press, 2012, p. 251-274.

Avec C. Breton : ‘Le Fonds Européen de dévelopment en action : du réseau Ferrandi à l’Erythrée’, Outre Mer, 2014, n°384-385, p. 103-120.

‘Au nom de l’efficacité. L’évaluation des politiques de développement : un rituel de conformité ?’, Politique Européenne, n°49, 2015, p. 8-29.

Avec F. Wallemacq ‘viabilité et respect des obligations mutuelles, le cas du Cameroun’, n° spécial sur les accords de Cotonou, Revue Civitas, juin 2016, n 36, p. 71-84.

 

 

 

 

 


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Présentation des recherches

My current research deals with business, decolonization and development