Place Montesquieu 1/L2.08.07
Année Label Institution 1996 Diplôme de l'Institut d'études politiques Université Lumière : Lyon II 1997 DEC en Politique européenne Université Libre de Bruxelles 1998 DES en Politique européenne Université Libre de Bruxelles 2005 Docteur en sciences politiques Université catholique de Louvain
Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science (ProSEPS, 2017-21), funded by COST actions (contract n° CA15207), under the coordination of G. Capano (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence)
ProSEPS aims to build a broad network of scholars - in principle political scientists and political sociologists involved in the comparative study of higher educational systems and the internationalization of research in the field of political science. The project focuses on developing a common framework for understanding the professionalization and social impact of Political Science within four areas: a) the transformation of the academic subject (size of the community, internal articulations, main research areas, PhD programmes, etc.); b) the social and media visibility of the subject and its research outcomes; c) the impact of reforms on the rates of international mobility and international circulation of research outcomes; d) the applicability and application of the products of political science, and the social impact of the work of political scientists. UCL will be more particularly involved in a European-wide survey about the advisory role of political scientists.
Public sector innovation through collaboration (PSI-CO, 2016-20), funded by the Federal Science Policy (BRAIN-BELSPO), contract n°BR/154/A4, in collaboration with K. Verhoest (U Antwerp) (coord.), T. Steen (KU Leuven), and C. Fallon (ULG).
Public sector innovation literature increasingly asserts that the ability of public organisations to engage and set-up collaborative interaction within and across governmental levels and with societal actors determines their innovative capacity. Despite the growing awareness of the need for collaboration, there is a lack of knowledge about how such collaborative governance arrangements results in meaningful innovations regarding policies and services. This project will address this research gap by conducting a multi method study on collaborative innovation, studying both (a) how collaborative governance can foster innovation, and (b) by what conditions, in turn, collaborative innovation is supported. The overall research question of this project is ‘how and under which conditions do collaborative governance arrangements foster the initiation, adoption and diffusion of innovations in policies and services?
Policy advice utilization by ministerial cabinet advisers (POLADMIN, 2016-20), funded by the FRFC-FNRS, contract n°T.0252.16, in collaboration with M. Brans (KU Leuven) and C. de Visscher (UCL).
Ministerial cabinet advisers manage the formulation of public policies through the coordination of inside and outside sources of policy advice. How do advisers choose which advice to use when designing public policies? The project investigates the determinants of policy advice utilisation by political advisers in ministerial cabinet systems. There are six categories of explanatory variables: a) nature of the policy challenge; b) policy advice characteristics; c) advice supplier characteristics; d) user’s characteristics; e) dissemination activities; f) interactions and linkages among advisers and users. It’s an internationally comparative study of the most representative cases of ministerial cabinet systems: France and Belgium.
Climate induced changes on the hydrology of Mediterranean basins: Reducing uncertainty and quantifying risk through an integrated monitoring and modeling system (CLIMB, 2010-13), financed by the 7th Framework programme for research of the European Union, contract n° ENV.2009.1.1.5.2-CP-FP-SICA-244151, directed by R. P. Ludwig (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München).
According to current climate projections, Mediterranean countries are at high risk for changes expected to have strong impacts on the management of water resources and a broad range of natural and man-made threats to water security. The CLIMB project aims at analyzing ongoing and future climate induced changes in hydrological budgets and extremes across the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions. The project consortium intends to improve modelling capacities in employing a combination of novel field monitoring concepts, remote sensing techniques, integrated hydrologic (and biophysical) modelling and socioeconomic factor analyses to reduce existing uncertainties in climate change impact analysis and to create an integrated quantitative risk and vulnerability assessment tool. Together, these will provide the necessary information to design appropriate adaptive water resources management instruments.
UCL participate to Work Package 10 (“interactions with stakeholders and dissemination”) under the supervision of I. La Jeunesse (Université de Tours). It aims at presenting the results of the modelling activities to the stakeholders used as an assessment tool of the potential development of rivalries in case of increased water scarcity.
Dehon, Justine ; Verriest, Sarah ; Carlier, Nadège ; Aubin, David ; Moyson, Stéphane. Necessary but not sufficient: Learning and public innovation in four Belgian collaborative networks. In: The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Vol. 28, no.2, p. 3 (2023).
Moyson, Stéphane ; Fievet, Bastien ; Plancq, Maximilien ; Chailleux, Sébastien ; Aubin, David. Make it loud and simple: Coalition politics and problem framing in the French policy process of hydraulic fracturing. In: The Review of Policy Research (Print), Vol. 39, no. 4, p. 411-440 (2022). doi:10.1111/ropr.12473.
Squevin, Pierre Louis Daniel ; Aubin, David. Policy advice utilization in Belgian ministerial cabinets: The contingent importance of internal and external sources of advice. In: International Review of Administrative Sciences : an international journal of comparative public administration, Vol. Online first, p. 1-21 (2022). doi:10.1177/00208523221097540.
Squevin, Pierre Louis Daniel ; Aubin, David ; Montpetit, Eric ; Moyson, Stéphane. Closer than they look at first glance: A systematic review and a research agenda regarding measurement practices for policy learning. In: International Review of Public Policy, Vol. 3, no. 2, p. 1-26 (2021). doi:10.4000/irpp.2004.
Riche, Cécile ; Aubin, David ; Moyson, Stéphane. Too much of a good thing? A systematic review about the conditions of learning in governance networks. In: European Policy Analysis, Vol. 7, no. 1, p. 147-164 (2021). doi:10.1002/epa2.1080.
Aubin, David ; Brans, Marleen. Policy advisory styles in the francophone Belgian civil service. In: International Review of Administrative Sciences : an international journal of comparative public administration, Vol. 86, no. 3, p. 463-478 (2020). doi:10.1177/0020852318785025.
Aubin, David ; Riche, Cécile ; Vande Water, Vincent ; La Jeunesse, Isabelle. The adaptive capacity of local water basin authorities to climate change: The Thau lagoon basin in France. In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 651 (part2), p. 2013-2023 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.078.
Alomar, Mohamad Amin ; Al Saleh, Mohammad ; Aubin, David ; Moyson, Stéphane. The Conditions of Social Learning in Formal Deliberative Settings: A Study of Municipal Councils in Brussels. In: Rouet, G.; Côme, T., Participatory and Digital Democracy at the Local Level (Contributions to Political Science), Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 2023, p. 177-192. 978-3-031-20942-0. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-20943-7.
Squevin, Pierre Louis Daniel ; Aubin, David. A small discipline, scarce publicity and compromised outward reach. The policy advisory roles of political scientists in France. In: Brans, M., and Timmermans, A., The advisory roles of political scientists in Europe, Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, 2022, p. 131-156. 978-3-030-86007-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-86005-9.
Brans, Marleen ; Aubin, David ; Fobé, Ellen. Resisting devolution? The policy advisory roles of political scientists in Belgium. In: Brans, M., and Timmermans, A., The advisory roles of political scientists in Europe, Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, 2022, p. 85-110. 978-3-030-86007-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-86005-9.
Brans, Marleen ; Aubin, David ; de Visscher, Christian ; Fobé, Ellen ; Meert, Arthur. The end of the party politicisation of public administration: A fata morgana?. In: Baudewyns, P., Brans., M., Reuchamps, M. and Van Ingelgom, V., The Winter of democracy: Partitocracy in Belgium, Presses Universitaires de Louvain: Louvain-la-Neuve, 2022, p. 137-164. 978-2-39061-246-9.
Aubin, David ; Brans, Marleen. Styles of policy advice. A typology for comparing the standard operating procedures for the provision of policy advice. In: Howlett, M. and Tosun, J., The Routledge handbook of policy styles, Routledge: London, 2021, p. 286-299. 9780367251437.
Fobé, Ellen ; Pattyn, Valérie ; Brans, Marleen ; Aubin, David. Policy analytical practice investigated: Exploring sectoral patterns in use of policy analytical techniques. In: Wu, X., M. Howlett, M. Ramesh (eds.), Policy capacity: State and societal perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan: Abingdon, 2018. 978-2-8073-0207-5.
Alomar, Mohamad Amin ; Aubin, David ; Carlier, Nadège ; Moyson, Stéphane. Social learning for effective governance principles: a quali-quali approach to deliberation within the municipal councils in Brussels. IASIA 2022 Conference : Implementing and promoting effective governance principles - leave no one, no place behind (Rabat, Morocco, du 25/07/2022 au 29/07/2022).
Alomar, Mohamad Amin ; Aubin, David ; Carlier, Nadège ; Moyson, Stéphane. Conditions and outcomes of policy learning during deliberations among political elites: An analysis of the municipal councils and councillors in the Brussels-Capital Region. ECPR General Conference 2021 (Virtual event, du 30/08/2021 au 03/09/2021).
Dehon, Justine ; Verriest, Sarah ; Carlier, Nadège ; Aubin, David ; Moyson, Stéphane. How does learning turn into innovative solutions to wicked problems? Comparing eight Belgian collaborative networks. International Conference on Public Policy (Barcelona, du 05/07/2021 au 09/07/2021).
Dehon, Justine ; Verriest, Sarah ; Carlier, Nadège ; Aubin, David ; Moyson, Stéphane. How does learning turn into innovative solutions to wicked problems? Comparing eight Belgian collaborative networks. ECPR General Conference 2021 (Virtual event, du 30/08/2021 au 03/09/2021).
Squevin, Pierre Louis Daniel ; Aubin, David. Policy advice utilization in Belgian ministerial cabinets: A combined use of internal and external sources. ECPR General Conference 2021 (Virtual event, du 30/08/2021 au 03/09/2021).
Frehen, Lise ; Aubin, David. Repertoires of Legitimation of the European Commission: Stakeholders' Opinions, Evidence or Law?. ECPR EU Standing Group (Online, du 10/06/2021 au 12/06/2021).
Frehen, Lise ; Aubin, David. The use of information for Better Regulation: The tension between evidence-based policy-making and stakeholders' inclusion. 8th ECPR Biennial Conference on Regulatory Governance (Exeter, du 23/06/2021 au 25/06/2021).
Alomar, Mohamad Amin ; Aubin, David ; de Visscher, Christian ; Moyson, Stéphane. Learning dynamics in democratic deliberations: A systematic review of the Literature and a Research Agenda. General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) (Online, du 24/08/2020 au 28/08/2020).
Caby, Vincent ; Moyson, Stéphane ; Aubin, David. The politics of epistemic learning on wicked problems: Selecting knowledge and policy options in seven interdisciplinary systematic literature reviews. 26th World Congress of Political Science (Lisbon, du 25/07/2021 au 29/07/2021).
Squevin, Pierre Louis Daniel ; Aubin, David. Learning in policy formulation: Ministerial advisers’ information utilisation and instrumental learning in Francophone Belgium. 13th ECPR General Conference (Wroclaw, du 04/09/2019 au 07/11/2019).
Squevin, Pierre Louis Daniel ; Aubin, David. L’utilisation des avis politiques dans les cabinets ministériels des gouvernements de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de la Wallonie (2014-2019). Colloque CERSA-CESSP (Paris, du 12/12/2019 au 13/12/2019).
Aubin, David ; Brans, Marleen. Styles of policy advice. A typology of standard operating procedures for comparing the provision of advice in different systems. Annual Conference of the European Group of Public Administration (Belfast, du 11/09/2019 au 13/09/2019).
Moyson, Stéphane ; Fievet, Bastien ; Plancq, Maximilien ; Chailleux, Sébastien ; Aubin, David. Which First? Relations between Policy Learning and Policy Change in the French Politics of Hydraulic Fracturing. General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) (Wroclaw, Poland, du 04/09/2019 au 07/09/2019).
Aubin, David ; Lhommeau, Lev ; Squevin, Pierre Louis Daniel ; Riche, Cécile. Explaining the role of civil servants in the policy process: Policy advice and learning dynamics. International Workshop on Public Policy (Pittsburgh, du 26/06/2018 au 28/06/2018).
Fievet, Bastien ; Plancq, Maximilien ; Chailleux, Sébastien ; Aubin, David ; Moyson, Stéphane. Stability and agility of advocacy coalitions in the French politics of hydraulic fracturing. Joint Sessions of the European Consortium for Political Research (Nicosia, du 10/04/2018 au 14/04/2018).
Aubin, David ; La Jeunesse, Isabelle ; Riche, Cécile ; Vande Water, Vincent. The central role of basin authorities in the governance of water challenges induced by climate change: A social network analysis of the Thau Basin in France. Climate Change & Water (Tours, du 05/02/2018 au 07/02/2018).
Frehen, Lise ; Moyson, Stéphane ; Aubin, David. The practice of impact assessment in the EU: Evolutions and challenges. 7th Biennal Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance (Lausanne, du 04/07/2018 au 06/07/2018).
Squevin, Pierre Louis Daniel ; Aubin, David ; Moyson, Stéphane. Validity and reliability of policy learning? A methodological review and a research agenda. International Workshops on Public Policy (IWPP) (Pittsburgh, PA, du 26/06/2018 au 28/06/2018).
Squevin, Pierre Louis Daniel ; Aubin, David ; Moyson, Stéphane. Validity and reliability of policy learning? A methodological review and a research agenda. Annual Conference of the European Group of Public Administration (Lausanne, Switzerland, du 05/09/2018 au 07/09/2018).