On Monday January 18, 2021, Alvin ATEBA ANGONI, junior researcher within the framework of the R4D project, defended a doctoral thesis in political science, entitled “Strategic hybridization and economic development policies in Cameroon: Case of social housing policies”. The defense took place in the proceedings room of the University of Douala in Cameroon. The jury was composed as follows:
– Magloire ONDOUA (Professor, Rector of the University of Douala, President of the Jury);
– Antoine KERNEN (Master teacher and research master at the University of Lausanne, Examiner of the thesis);
– Didier PECLARD (Master teacher and research master at the University of Geneva, Examiner of the thesis);
– Célestin KAPTCHOUANG (Professor at the University of Yaoundé 2, Reporter);
– Fabien NKOT (Professor at the University of Yaoundé 2, Reporter and Director of the thesis).
The jury after deliberation awarded the candidate the honorable mention with special congratulations. The objective of the candidate in the context of this work was to show that the State of Cameroon, through its policies for the development of social housing, practices a managerial manipulation between liberal model and self-centered model, influenced by formal and informal logics. actors, both in terms of the socio-historical trajectory of these policies, the promotion of national public / private partnership, and counterbalance strategies between the various international partners.