Alexandre Dormeier Freire

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Alexandre Dormeier Freire
Research Associate
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Alexandre Dormeier Freire is senior lecturer in sociology of education at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and Director of the Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP) including its new iteration on Conflict and Fragility Management. In the DPP programmes, he delivers numerous training sessions to middle and upper management staff working for governments and other organizations in Central and Southeast Asia, Francophone and Anglophone Africa as well as Latin America. From 2013 to 2016, he managed a special edition of the DPP for Afghan civil servants.

Dr. Dormeier Freire earned a Ph.D. in development studies from the University of Geneva. He is a sociologist of education and works primarily on modern education system transformations with a special focus on children/school/family relations, internationalization of education, social inequalities, education/employment relations, educational choices and dropouts. He conducted most of his fieldwork research in emerging countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia. His recent research work seeks to understand the importance of family structures in mitigating violence in fragile settings. The focus of his research is on the nexus between children, families and schools and how these linkages can be harnessed towards increasing children’s resilience to violence in contexts of protracted crisis. This research is conducted in Tulkarem (Palestine, Occupied Territories) where a project (Safe Schools for Safer Communities) aiming at reducing violence in schools to increase security and peace in the community is being implemented.

He is a member and former scientific collaborator of the Working Group for International Cooperation in Skills Development and NORRAG (Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training). He is a scientific board member of the Institute for Research on Educational Development (Vietnam).

Field(s) of interest:
  • Sociology of education
  • Sociology of war and violence
  • Education, violence, conflict, fragility and terrorism
  • Family violence
  • Development policies in fragile and protracted crisis contexts
  • Vietnam war
Selected Publications:
  • A. Dormeier Freire, J.-L. Maurer, Le dilemme de la décentralisation en Indonésie [The Decentralization Dilemma in Indonesia], Revue Archipel, No 64, EHESS-CNRS, Paris, 2003, pp. 255-287.
  • A. Dormeier Freire, J.-Y. Martin, N. Henaff, Vietnam: Décentralisation et disparités dans l’offre educative [Vietnam: Decentralization and Disparities in the Public Education Supply], in C. Comeliau and alii, "Le défi social du développement: Globalisation et Inegalités" [Social Challenge of Development: Globalisation and Inequalities], IUED-Karthala, Collection DéveloppementS, Paris, 2006.
  • A. Dormeier Freire, M. Hufty, V.Neumann, P. Plagnat (Eds), Jeux de Gouvernance, Regards et Réflexions sur un Concept [Governance Games: Views and Analyses of a Concept], IUED-Karthala, Collection "DeveloppementS", Paris, 2007.
  • A. Dormeier Freire, P. Plagnat, Gouvernance et relations économiques: les cas de la Corée du Sud et de l’Indonésie à la lumière de la crise [Governance and Economics: the Case of South Korea and Indonesia in the Light of the Asian Financial Crisis], in "Jeux de Gouvernance, Regards et Réflexions sur un Concept".
  • A. Dormeier Freire, M. Hufty, V. Neumann, P. Plagnat (Eds), IUED-Karthala, Collection DéveloppementS, Paris, 2007.A. Dormeier Freire, The Motorbikes against Ho Chi Minh? Or the Consumption Icons of a Social Transformation in Vietnam, The Copenhaguen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 27, No1, pp. 67-87, 2009.
  • A. Dormeier Freire, WTO Accession, Socioeconomic Transformations and Skills Development Strategies in Vietnam. In J. London (Ed) ‘Education in Vietnam’, Vietnam Update Series, Australian National University, ISEAS, Singapore, 2011.
  • A. Dormeier Freire, Hong Trinh Giang, Family Role in Vocational Education Choices, A Case Study in Vietnam. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 22 (12), 2012.