Pesticides have long been the object of public policies that seek to guarantee that their toxic effects will not harm the human populations. Yet, over the last twenty-five years, data produced by a number of epidemiological studies conducted outside the marketing approval process give rise to questions about just how solid these guarantees are.
Comment ignorer ce que l'on sait
Ce dictionnaire offre les outils intellectuels indispensables pour comprendre les transformations contemporaines de l'action publique. Il ne se contente pas de définir des notions mais montre comment les grands concepts de ce champ d'étude se sont forgés, puis modifiés et enrichis pour prendre en compte les nouveaux acteurs et instruments.
5e édition entièrement mise à jour et augmentée
Laurie Boussaguet, Sophie Jacquot
Peppered with testimonies, documents, anecdotes, and glimpses into life on set, this book provides an unusual "backstage tour" of the cinema, through the eyes of a sociologist cinema-lover who has observed dozens of film shoots.
Une sociologie des tournages
The major cities of South Africa and Nigeria have a reputation as dangerous, filled with slums and dominated by the black market. Little is known, however, about the ways in which populations are sorted, categorized and policed, in keeping with the methods of social and ethnic reification of apartheid and the colonial era.
Vies urbaines en Afrique du Sud et au Nigeria
This dictionary provides a unique and pluralist synthesis of contemporary knowledge in political economics. From "Austerity" to “Work” to “The 2007 Financial Crisis”, political scientists, sociologists and economists define and discuss key concepts, theoretical perspectives, and societal controversies in this vast research area.
Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoir
Colin Hay, Andy Smith
Over the last twenty years, in order to continue to support construction – including of public housing – while limiting their investments, the state and municipalities have chosen to hand things over to investors. By making themselves dependent on investors, public actors run the risk of seeing themselves stripped of their ability for action.
La fabrication des politiques du logement
The practices of representative democracy that are being developed around the world, in order to involve citizens in decision making, are privileged sites for the expression of emotions. This book demonstrates how emotions are highly standardised in these new spheres of democracy.
Loïc Blondiaux, Christophe Traïni
With environmental urgency facing us everywhere, innovative urban projects to reduce pollution and waste are emerging around the world.
But how useful are these experiences on a global scale?
Is it possible to make a town durable without being detrimental to its surroundings?
This book sets out to explore these questions.
Nouveaux modèles de gestion des ressources
Dominique Lorrain, Charlotte Halpern
Beirut, Cairo, Algiers, Istanbul: have they become ungovernable? Are they too dense, too polluted, too unequal? By delving into the fabric of their networks and institutions, this book shows that the major difficulties of these towns reflect not the lack of government, but rather its specific forms.
Gouverner par les rentes
By tracing the role the profession of business lawyer has acquired within the confines of the state and the market, the authors of this fascinating investigation explore the contours of this grey area at the edge of political and administrative institutions. What does this ascension cost us today, both politically and democratically ?
Enquête sur un grand brouillage
Pierre France, Antoine Vauchez
Moving beyond traditional dichotomies and making compromise the main principle of European political life, this volume constitutes a genuine reference that allows us to better understand the challenges facing the European Union.
4e édition mise à jour et augmentée
This book questions the mechanisms that lead to this blackout and analyses the way in which workplace health policies are developed in France. It shows how the instruments and procedures for managing professional risks are now conceived by and for experts, which makes it very difficult for workers' representativeand citizens to appropriate them.
Les politiques de santé au travail
Drawing on hitherto overlooked sources, Christophe Defeuilley presents three urban histories, in London, New York, and Paris. He describes the major events that punctuated the creation of public water utilities. An in-depth look into the history, both great and small, of the world's three largest cities in 1900.
La création du service public de l'eau
Crossing records of unpublished archives, interviews, ethnographic observation, articles and statistics, this book provides, beyond the folklore of Marseille a vision both precise and distanced of the ways to govern a city.
Gouvernement et hégémonie politique à Marseille
"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.
This book provides a detailed investigation of public policy regarding subjective rights - right to housing, patients' rights, equal rights and equal opportunities, the participation and citizenship of persons with disabilities, the right to a minimum income, etc. - supported by insights from legal, sociological and political science perspectives.
Politique des droits et pratiques des institutions
Pierre-Yves Baudot, Anne Revillard
Drawing from several surveys conducted between 2004 and 2010, this work describes the significant institutional, organisational and technical infrastructure necessary to transform electricity into commodities, and reveals the fundamental role of political decision-making, including with regard to liberal reforms and the creation of a new market.
Sociologie d'une réforme libérale
This first dictionary of entrepreneurship provides both the concepts and examples needed to describe and understand entrepreneurship from different economic perspectives, thus offering a large overview of both seminal and contemporary research.
Pierre-Marie Chauvin, Michel Grossetti