Édouard Hargrove

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English: Édouard Hargrove is a joint PhD candidate in Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, under the co-supervision of Ramona Coman (ULB) and Didier Georgakakis (Paris 1 / CoE), as part of the GEM-DIAMOND consortium. His doctoral thesis focuses on the seemingly mounting dissensus over the rule of law – understood here as a diffuse and contested political ideal rather than an established legal principle – within transnational parliamentary arenas, and draws on the European Parliament as a prime case study. Drawing on his dual academic background in Political Science and Political Theory, he aims to understand the empirical consequences of dissensus from a descriptive and explicative viewpoint, but also to reflect on its theoretical significance from a conceptual and normative viewpoint.

Français: Édouard Hargrove est doctorant en science politique à l'Université libre de Bruxelles ainsi que l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, sous la co-tutelle de Ramona Coman (ULB) et Didier Georgakakis (Paris 1 / CoE), au sein du consortium GEM-DIAMOND. Sa thèse porte sur le dissensus supposément accru autour de l'état de droit – appréhendé ici en tant qu'idéal politique diffus et contesté et non en tant que principe juridique établi – au sein d'arènes parlementaires transnationales, et s'appuie sur le cas du Parlement européen. De par sa double formation en science politique et théorie politique, il compte analyser les conséquences empiriques de ce dissensus sur le plan descriptif et explicatif, mais également réfléchir à ses implications théoriques sur le plan conceptuel et normatif.


2022-present: Joint doctorate at the Université libre de Bruxelles (affiliated to the IEE and the CEVIPOL) and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

2022-2025: As part of the GEM-DIAMOND doctoral network, all sixteen PhD candidates receive a fellowship from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the European Commission.

2020-2022: Master of Research (MRes) in Political Science, with a major in Political Theory, at Sciences Po.

2016-2020: Bachelor of Art (MA) in International Relations, coupled with modules in other sub-disciplines of Political Science, at the University of Exeter.