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Sphère publique, intérêts privés
Enquête sur un grand brouillage
Public sphere, private interests
Investigating the blurring of boundaries
Pierre France, Antoine Vauchez
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 ?

Les ambassadeurs
Marie-Christine Kessler
What purpose do ambassadors serve? After a historical retrospective beginning in the Third Republic, the author shows that in spite of all these changes, the profession of ambassador has conserved its specificity and its usefulness.

Démocratie au village
La pratique du pouvoir à Rioz en Franche-Comté depuis la Révolution
Democracy in the village
Power practices at Rioz in Franche-Comté since the revolution
Jean-Marcel Jeanneney
This book recounts how and by whom authority was exercised in a rural commune from 1789 to the present, and the way a village - Rioz, in eastern France - governed itself in the course of local, regional, and national events.

L'Élite des politiques de l'État
The Elite of State Politics
William Genieys
William Genieys advances the thesis of the emergence of a state political elite...

Le façonnage des élites de la République
Culture générale et haute fonction publique
Shaping the Republic's Elite
General knowledge and top civil service
Claire Oger
Two fundamental questions: that of a republican meritocracy founded more on an archaic social model than on acquired knowledge, and that of the possibility of reforming these graduate programs so strongly anchored in the blueprint of their founders...

La France en mutation 1980-2005
Changing France 1980 - 2005

Gouverner la ville par projet
Urbanisme et gouvernance des villes européennes
Governing the City by Project
Urbanism and Governance in European Cities
Gilles Pinson
Gilles Pinson retraces the origins of large-scale urban projects of Marseille, Nantes, Venice, Turin, Manchester and analyses their impact on urbanism and urban governance.

Gouverner par les instruments
Instruments of Public Politics
Pierre Lascoumes, Patrick Le Galès
This book presents new analyses of public policy : it studies the technology of governance and more especially the instruments used for putting public policy into practice.

Gouverner, enfermer
La prison, un modèle indépassable ?
To govern, to imprison
Prison system, an unavoidable model ?
Philippe Artières, Pierre Lascoumes
This book offers original thought on penitentiary policies in different contexts and societies,which have one thing in common: they are caught up in telling and defining moments in our modern world - the fall of the Berlin wall, the end of apartheid...

La politique étrangère de la France
Acteurs et processus
Marie-Christine Kessler

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