Cynthia Fleury

Associate Professor

  • Department: International and Comparative Politics
  • Graduate Program(s): 
    International Affairs
    Diplomacy and International Law
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Professor Fleury is a Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Government of The American University of Paris. Her research centers on the structural entropies endemic to all democracies, the tools that can be used to regenerate and regulate democracy, and on good governance in democratic systems. In the frame of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (UPS 2262), her research considers the impact of information and communication technologies on stakeholders and decision-making in democratic systems. She is also working on a revaluation of political theory in light of current theory of communication.

She is a Lecturer at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Her current lecture there Les Principes, les Pratiques et les Pathologies des Démocraties Adultes (in the lecture series Enjeux Politiques) focuses on the principles underpinning democracy and the conditions that make for their success or failure. Fleury has also published numerous books, among them, Dialoguer avec l’orient, (2004, PUF), Les pathologies de la démocratie (Fayard, 2005) and Imagination, imaginaire, imaginal (PUF, 2006). She holds a PhD in Philosophy from Université Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV.


  • PhD, Université Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV

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