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Dominique SCHNAPPER

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D Appointed on February 26th 2001 by the President of the Senate
Took the oath of office on March 12th 2001

End of term : march 2010

Born November 9th 1934 in Paris

Education
  • Diploma of the Paris Institute of Political Science 1957
  • BA in History and Geography, Sorbonne University Paris, 1958
  • Postgraduate Diploma in History, Sorbonne University Paris, 1959
  • Doctorate in Sociology, Sorbonne University Paris, 1967
  • Doctorate in the Humanities, Paris V University, 1979
Career
  • 1972 / 1980 Senior Lecturer at the Graduate Social for Social Sciences, Paris
  • 1972 / 1980 : Senior Lecturer at the Paris Institute of Political Science
  • 1980 (since) : Director of Studies at the Graduate Social for Social Sciences, Paris
  • 1987, June : Member of the Commission on reforming the Nationality Code chaired by Marceau Long
  • 1989 : Member of the 2000 Commission of the Commissariat général au Plan
  • 1993, April : Member of the Stock-Taking Committee entrusted with the task of "Taking stock of the state of France" by Prime Minister Edouard Balladur
  • 1994: Member of the Commission on Drugs chaired by Roger Henrion
  • 1995 / 1996: Member of the Commission on Education chaired by Roger Fauroux
  • 1995 / 1999: President of the French Sociological Society
  • 2000, 29 June / 2001, 12 July : Member of the High Council on Population and the Family
  • 2000, 22 November / 2001, September : Member (appointed by the President of the Republic) of the National Consultative Committee on Ethics for Life and Health Sciences
  • 2001, 12 March (since) : Member of the Constitutional Council appointed by the President of the Senate, Christian Poncelet
Decorations and Honours
  • Chevalier of the Legion of Honour
  • Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters
  • Balzan Prize (2002)
Publications
General works

Works on the sociology of administration (in collaboration with Alain Darbel)

  • Les Agents du système administratif, Paris-La Haye, 1969, Mouton, 16O p.
  • Le Système administratif, Paris-La Haye, Mouton, 1972, 25O p.

Sociology of social and national integration

  • L'Italie Rouge et Noire, essai sur les modèles culturels de la vie quotidienne à Bologne, Paris, Gallimard, 1971, 22O p.
  • Sociologie de l'Italie, Paris, PUF, "Que sais-je ?", 1974, 129 p. (Italian translation, Angeli, 1976)
  • Juifs et Israélites, Paris, Gallimard, « Idées », 198O, 28O p. (American translation : Jewish Identities in France, an Analysis of contemporary French Jewry, The University of Chicago Press, 1983)
  • La France de l'intégration. Sociologie de la nation en 1990, Paris, Gallimard, "Bibliothèque des sciences humaines", 1991, 374 p. (Prize of the Dagnan-Bouveret Foundation, Académie des sciences morales et politiques, 1992 ; Prize of l'Académie de Dijon, 1993)
  • L'Europe des immigrés. Essai sur les politiques d'immigration, Paris, François Bourin, 1992, 190 p.
  • La Communauté des citoyens. Sur l'idée moderne de nation, Gallimard, NRF Essais, 1994, 228 ( Prize of the National Assembly 1994. English translation (Community of citizens. On the modern idea of nationality, Transaction, New Brunswick and London, 1998, 184 p, with a preface by Daniel Bell), translated into Serbian, Turkish, (Istamboul, Kesit, 1998) Greek (Athènes, Gutenberg, 2000), Romanian (Comunitatea cetatenilor, Paralela 45, 2004), Spanish (La comunidad de los ciudadanos. Acerca de ma odea moderna de nacion, Alianza Editorial, 2001, 206 p.), Bulgarian, Macdonian, Ukrainian (Archiv, Folio, 2007), Japanese (Usei University Press), Albanian (Bashkësia e qytetarëve, Dituria, 2008)
  • La Relation à l'Autre. Au coeur de la pensée sociologique, Gallimard « NRF/Essais », 1998, 562 p. Translated into Turkish, Bilgi, 2005, Bulgarian (in course of publication)
  • La compréhension sociologique. Démarche de l'analyse sociologique, PUF, « Le lien social », 1999, IX-125 p. (Translated into Portuguese : A compreensao sociologica. Como fazer analise tipologica, Lisbonne, Gradiva, 2000). Second edition, PUF, « Quadrige », 2005, 146 p.
  • Qu'est-ce que la citoyenneté ?, Gallimard, « Folio-actuel », 2000, 320 p. (in collab. with Christian Bachelier). (Translated into Roumanian, (Ce este cetatenia ? Bucarest, Polirom, 2001), Catalan, (Què és la ciutadania ?, Barcelone, La Campana, 2003), Japanese (in course of publication at Fukosha Publishers, Tokyo)
  • Questionner le racisme, Gallimard, « Gallimard/Education », 2000 (with Sylvain Allemand), 151 p. (Translated into Greek, Athènes, Patakis, 2006)
  • La démocratie providentielle. Essai sur l'égalité contemporaine. Paris, Gallimard, « nrf/essais », 2002, 325 p. (Translated into Italian (La democrazia provvidenziale. Saggio sull'eguaglianza nella società contemporanea, Milano, Vita e pensiero, 2004, 286 p.), English, (Providential Democracy. An Essay on contemporary Equality, New Brunswick (NJ), Transaction, 2005, 235 p.), Spanish (La democracia providencial. Ensayo sobre la igualdad contemporanea, Homo sapiens, Rosario, santa Fe, Argentine, 2004) and Turkish, aux éditions Merkez (in course of publication)
  • Au fur et à mesure. Chroniques 2000-2002, Paris, Odile Jacob, 2003, 273 p.
  • Diasporas et nations, Paris, Odile Jacob, 2006, 255 p. (with Chantal Bordes-Benayoun)
  • Qu'est-ce que l'intégration ?, Paris, Gallimard, « Folio-Actuel », 2007, 240 p. Prize for political work 2007 (Translated into Greek, éd. Kritiki)
  • Les mots des diasporas, Toulouse, Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2008, 127 p. (with Chantal Bordes-Benayoun)
  • L'Epreuve du chômage, Gallimard, « Idées », 1981, 18O p. New edition, Gallimard,

Miscellaneous

  • « Folio-Actuel », avec avant-propos « L'Epreuve du chômage, quinze ans après », pp. 13-53, 1994, 273 p.
  • Contre la fin du travail, Editions Textuel, 1997, 108 p. (Translated into Portuguese contra o fim do trabalho, Lisbonne, Terramar, 1998, 123 p.)

Work on Social Security and Oral Archives

  • Histoire orale ou archives orales ? Association pour l'histoire de la Sécurité sociale, 198O, 114 p. (with D. Hanet et al.)
  • La Révolution invisible. Recherches sur la diffusion de la connaissance en matière de Sécurité sociale, Association pour l'histoire de la Sécurité sociale, 1989, 235 p.