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fr[edit]

I don't understand why the fr were removed: now the names don't link to any article, which is rather silly.

And yes, we don't need mention of the other IEP. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.111.8.101 (talkcontribs) 22:53, 8 May 2005 (UTC)


This is how Wikipedia works: when articles don't exist, you write them. Don't forget that about 5.8 billion people don't speak french. Peco 06:23, 10 May 2005 (UTC)


But then it should appear clearly from the fact that there is an article in French and none in English that the English version need be written, no? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.15.65.28 (talkcontribs) 11:52, 10 January 2006 (UTC)


You're new here! That what red link means. Peco 09:41, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

FNSP[edit]

La Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques is Sciences Po's world-class research institution dedicated to many domains of political and social sciences.

I'm afraid it's not exactly true. The FNSP administrates Sciences po, Sciences po being subbordinated to the FNSP. Peco 15:11, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

Nope. Sciences Po refers both to the whole : IEP and FNSP. That the FNSP administers the IEP is barely relevant here and mentioned elsewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.15.65.28 (talkcontribs) 11:20, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, you're right. Sorry about that. Peco 19:13, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Listing of Notable Alumnus[edit]

A previous discussion with User:81.7.26.202 resolved my confusion w.r.t. the listing of Ambassador Paul Bremer in this article. Since Ambassador Bremer was neither "head of state" and he wasn't the president nor prime minister of Iraq either, his listing was moved to World politics and government. Why has he been moved again? This time he's listed under world governance.

For the benefit of those who are a bit sketchy on the topic, the United States government is partitioned into three main branches of government:

  • 1. Executive branch (the President of the United States)
  • 2. Legislative branch
  • 3. Judicial branch

Neither branch has more power over the other; except of course, the President of the United States who has special powers (which apparently is always under both congressional and public scrutiny) that include the authority to veto bills; appoint ambassadors, appoint members of his/her cabinet and the judicial branch (i.e the supreme court); pardon criminals; make executive decisions for the people whom he/she swore to serve, and make use of the United States military as the "Commander in Chief". Ambassador Bremer is not the President of the United States. He was appointed by the President of the United States in 2003 to serve in Iraq (which ended officially on June 28, 2004).

Again, my point is, Ambassador Bremer has been misplaced again.,,,,,<<<<greetings!,,,Ariele 18:10, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Governance, not Government[edit]

I appreciate the Constitutional lesson, but I'm American (and the one who listed Bremer under International Governance). I think you do not fully understand the distinction between government, which you outline a bit above, and governance. Governance cannot be defined in such a clear, limited, and anachronistic way. Governance is not government, and Paul Bremer is not listed as head of state or government. He is listed as a head of international governance given that he was the head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. In essence, Bremer was the American proconsul in Iraq. The term governance is not associated with the formal government of any one state, but is more associated with governing - or with political authority, institutions, and, ultimately, control. Governance in this particular sense denotes formal and informal political institutions or individuals that aim to coordinate and control interdependent social relations and that have the ability to enforce decisions within a given organization, state, region, or on the world stage more generally. This would include a head of the Red Cross or CARE International, a UN Secretary-General, and someone like Paul Bremer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.58.136.168 (talkcontribs) 18:57, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Dear anonymous:
If you're going to be headstrong about this, then my only reponse is this:
From the standpoint of those who are reading the Sciences Po article for the very first time, the perception is erroneous. Wikipedia was recently scrutinized for allowing anonymous users to contribute false information. I will repeat again, the ambassador did not have the authority equal to that of the President of the United States. For some reason you and several others seem to think he had and has. And for the benefit of those who are a little fanatical religiously, the ambassador is NOT the Antichrist. There are those who thinks he is.
And to repeat, User:81.7.26.202 and I concur that the ambassador fits best under government and politics not under world governance.
<Regards>.....Ariele 19:21, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
p.s. If you think the ambassador should fall under international governance, then you should also consider adding Christian Dior to the list as well. He is, afterall, the king of world fashion.
The anonymous User:24.58.136.168 has reverted a previous placement of the subject matter. The listing is questionable and conficts with the decision made by others.,,,,Ariele 19:53, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Your Own Ignorance (compliments of User:24.58.136.168)[edit]

Sorry, but you clearly do not understand what governmance is vis-a-vis government. I suggest you look it up b/c the distinction is certainly not erroneous.

There's no need to apologize...for the one who calls another "ignorant" has his/her shortcomings too.,,,Ariele 19:48, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Your explanation for moving his listing [back to your version] under notable alumnus is debatable. The transitional government is a misnomer [my opinion] because Iraqi ministeries were up and running very shortly after the old regime was ousted.

The ambassador's listing under world governance does appear to elevate his status to the far reaches of the universe. Is that how he would have wanted to be remembered?

Is that you again User:Geo Swan?,,,,,<<<haloo again,,,,Ariele 05:10, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

use of the article[edit]

The school should be referred to as "Sciences Po" not "the Sciences Po". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.15.65.28 (talkcontribs) 11:52, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

My edits[edit]

I noticed a few major problems with this article which I have since tried to fix. First, this article was way too long - it included a series of unnecessary information (e.g. listing some 30 institutional alliances in separate sections and sub-sections), and often repeated itself in many areas. Second, there was not a single reference made on the page. Third, there was not a condensed overview of the school listed at the top of the page - this is common for universities on wikipedia, partly b/c it allows people to understand the nature of an article quickly, without having to read or scan the whole article. Anyway, that basically sums up my edits - but I'll certainly try to do more... particularly vis-a-vis referencing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.7.34.229 (talkcontribs) 10:27, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Infobox edit[edit]

"Excellence, Innovation, Diversité" is not an actual motto, either official or unofficial, just some recent slogan, used e.g. on the occasion of Condoleezza Rice's remarks in February 2005 [1]. Actually the only Google results are Wikipedia pages... [2]. See the talk page of the article in French.

I also made a minor correction regarding the Sciences Po Library, which has never been a "political science arm" of the BNF.

Keriluamox 12:47, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

MPA and MBA[edit]

There needs to be detailed sections on each of the Sciences-Po 12 master degrees, but especially on the new MPA and MBA programs! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.7.40.189 (talkcontribs) 23:33, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Pictures![edit]

We also need more legitimiately uploaded pictures of Sciences-Po. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.7.40.189 (talkcontribs) 23:33, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Redirecting[edit]

Whether or not we capitalize it, shouldn't we at least spell "Études" correctly? Backspace 02:38, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
In French, it is a mistake to add a diacritical mark (accent) to a capital letter. Moreover, "études" should not have a capital E in this instance, because only the first letter of a title is capitalised in French. One could even argue, as Keriluamox has, that "institut" should not be capitalised because there are, in fact, several instituts d'études politiques in France (cf. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_des_majuscules_en_fran%C3%A7ais#Institutions_et_organismes_d.27Etat). However, because the Institut d'études politiques was established long before the others were created and since you can still use this name (without specifying the town) to refer to the Paris IEP, I think that the correct title for this page should be: Institut d'études politiques de Paris. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oddgame (talkcontribs) 16:16, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Re diacritical marks on capital letters, the referred page http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_des_majuscules_en_fran%C3%A7ais says the opposite: "L'Académie française recommande donc l'usage d'accent ou tréma sur une majuscule, tout comme l'utilisation de la cédille et de la ligature. Ainsi les publications de qualité écrivent-elles les majuscules (tout comme les capitales) avec les accents et autres diacritiques, au même titre que les minuscules. En effet, les signes diacritiques ont un rôle important dans les langues qui les utilisent." No doubt Wikipedia is a quality publication. But I agree that in this case it should be "d'études". Davidships (talk) 16:17, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Logo-sciences-po.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 06:47, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Article[edit]

This article only mentions the school in Paris, the introduction and the whole layout must change or a new article must be created.Sheodred (talk) 16:03, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result of this discussion was to merge Generalpoteito (talk) 14:17, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

· The article École Libre des Sciences Politiques should be merged into this article. It is the same school. •••Life of Riley (TC) 20:10, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

·I second this statement. The École Libre des Sciences Politiques is the institutional ancestor of Sciences Po, so that the relevant information about it could be directly merged into the History section of this article, which would serve the purpose of clarity for everybody. SalimJah (talk) 15:14, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

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Jose Socrates as an Alumni[edit]

I wonder why any mention of Former Prime Minister Jose Socrates as a current student of Po is washed over by this user Life of Gray. I think that to mention this is a valuable asset for this institution since rarely a Prime Minister goes to School after he is in such an elevated position. Once and for all Life of Gray must come here and present is reasoning for being portuguese-phobic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.155.118.126 (talk) 02:10, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was moved. --BDD (talk) 18:33, 22 October 2012 (UTC) (non-admin closure)

Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po, Paris)Sciences Po – Per common name. Relisted. Jenks24 (talk) 05:53, 14 October 2012 (UTC) Rangoon11 (talk) 12:38, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Sounds like "bum" - just saying, not scientific, but my reason to prefer the present title. In ictu oculi (talk) 14:40, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
Not in English.Rangoon11 (talk) 16:29, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Agree. WP:COMMON applies. "Sciences Po" is by far the most common name for this institute. --RJFF (talk) 11:20, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Agree. "Sciences Po" is the name by which the school goes (and wants to go), both nationally and internationally. It seems confusing to me to continue to call it by its obscure French administrative name "Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris". No one uses that denomination, not even Sciences Po's faculty, students and administrative staff... SalimJah (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:47, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
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