English overview

UMR 5206 "Triangle. Action, discourses, economic and political thought" is a pluridisciplinary joint research unit of ENS de Lyon, Université Lyon 2, Sciences Po Lyon, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne and the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research - INSHS).


Head : Anne Verjus
Administrative contacts


117 academic teachers / researchers [Contacts & CVs]
107 associated teachers [Contacts & CVs] + doctors [Contacts & CVs]
111 doctoral students [Contacts & CVs]

The way the unit is managed, along principles established by the Conseil de laboratoire, fosters research initiatives at all levels : specialized hubs, collectives and individual projects, informal and transversal groups (groups in which new thematics can more easily grow), strong support to doctoral students, and to documentary and (traditional and online) publishing policies. In that respect, our administrative staff (ITA) plays a major role in the unit’s life.


Triangle is committed to creating open archives by collecting its research teams’ scholarly publications in the HAL SHS - TRIANGLE Open Archive

Pre-formated list of Triangle publications 2015-2020 (by document type)

Scientific identity and organization

Disciplines : political science, political philosophy, history of political and economic thought, sociology, urban planning, gender studies
Linguistic areas : France, Italy, China, Arabic world, Great Britain, USA, Central America.

UMR 5206 Triangle was created in 2005 following the idea that this pluridisciplinary choice could lead to something better than a mere addition of competencies and contribute to a fuller understanding of political thought and action. The last four years have proved the productive accuracy of this hypothesis.
The unit is structured around 5 specialized hubs and 5 cross-disciplinary lines of research.