The CADIS Center studies individual and collective political activism in contemporary societies.
It is particularly interested in political, ideological, cultural, and religious social movements and in the activism of individuals.
CADIS's originality, in terms of its theoretical work, is to view the agents / actors, on whom its work is focused, as co-producers of its sociological analyses. From its earliest days, CADIS has championed the need to think outside the classic framework of the Nation State in order to address the major problems of contemporary societies. The Center has always had an international dimension, which is complemented by taking a global perspective on research questions while also accomodating analyses at local and national levels.
The Center has strong links with scientific communities around the world. A fact testified to by the number of foreign researchers affilliated to the Center.