Theodore Ambassa Akoa is a PhD Student in political science at the Université de Lille. He is interested in political sociology, rural sociology, decentralization policy. For his PhD, Théodore conducts a comparative analysis between France and Cameroon on the way mayors in both countries perceive their function. In S4D4C, he was part of Pauline Ravinet´s team, where he worked as a research assistant and contributed to the Final Networking Meeting.