Étienne Nouguez


Étienne Nouguez is a CNRS researcher at the Centre for the sociology of organisations (CNRS/Sciences Po). His research investigates the dynamics that link healthcare and the market, through the study of medicines, drugs and food. 


Le Biais comportementaliste
Behavioralist bias
Henri Bergeron, Patrick Castel, Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier, Jeanne Lazarus, Étienne Nouguez, Olivier Pilmis
A whole series of cognitive biases prevent us from making rational decisions: conformity, aversion to loss, excessive self-esteem, preference for the short-term, etc. This book is a critical analysis of behavioral knowledge and its applications, in order to understand its success and explore its limitations.



Des médicaments à tout prix
Sociologie des génériques en France
Medicine at any price
Sociology of generic drugs in France
Étienne Nouguez
Twenty years after they were introduced in France, generic drugs remain controversial. For some they are authentic drugs, upon which the survival of our health insurance system depends. For others, they are poor imitations which sacrifice health in the name of economics. The development of these generics has reconfigured the French health system.






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Gouverner les conduites
Regulating Behaviour
Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier
"Eat smart, be smart", "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle", "Same medicine, same results", "Smoking kills"… A critical attempt at deciphering an increasingly widespread form of governance, where individual behaviour becomes a space for public intervention.






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