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Le Lobbying à rebours
L'influence du politique sur la stratégie des grandes entreprises
Reverse Lobbying
The influence of politics on the strategies of big business.
Cornelia Woll
In this work, the author damages this platitude implying that big business determines political decisions explaining how corporations and politics have woven relationships of mutual influence.

Alternatives économiques - septembre 2011

"[...] Toute à sa volonté de remettre en cause l'idée reçue d'une soumission des États aux volontés des entreprises, la chercheuse va quelquefois un peu loin dans l'autre sens, elle tente un propos général à partir de deux cas seulement et le style très universitaire (références constantes à des débats théoriques) ne facilite pas toujours la lecture. Néanmoins, on plonge avec intérêt dans ce décryptage des rapports de force politique liés à la mondialisation."
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Capitalismes agraires
Économie politique de la grande plantation en Indonésie et en Malaisie
Agrarian Capitalism
The political economics of large-scale plantation in Indonesia and Malaysia
Stéphanie Barral
This survey on the rise of plantation companies since the 1970s, shows the conditions for the emergence and development of agrarian capitalism with a strong environmental and economic impact both in Asia and over the World.



Capitalismes asiatiques et puissance chinoise
Diversité et recomposition des trajectoires nationales
Asian Capitalisms and Chinese Power
The Diverse Reconfigurations of National Trajectories
Pierre Alary, Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux
Faced with the new Chinese hegemony, other Asian countries have been forced to adapt, while preserving their own designs on emergence. Consequently, various national forms of capitalism arise and co-exist. As a laboratory of contemporary forms of capitalism, Asia prefigures the major economic and geopolitical transformations of the decades to come.



La Fabrique juridique des swaps
Quand le droit organise la financiarisation du monde
The legal construction of swaps
When law organizes the financialization of the world
Pascale Cornut St-Pierre
Since their invention in the 1980s, swaps have overturned the landscape of contemporary finance. Bankers were of course responsible for the development of this financial innovation, but so were legal scholars. This book reveals the legal aspect of financial globalization, which is both frequently overlooked and fundamentally crucial.



Géographie économique de l'Europe centrale
Recomposition et européanisation des territoires
An Economic Geography of Central Europe
Territorial recomposition and Europeanization
Gilles Lepesant
By involving contemporary paradigms of economic geography, comparing the development strategies employed by the central European States to others, Irish or Asian, this book provides a valuable framework for understanding the new geography of Europe.



Histoire du paradis fiscal suisse
History of the Swiss tax haven
Christophe Farquet
Christophe Farquet has uncovered numerous previously unexplored archives to understand how and when Switzerland became one of the main offshore centres of the world.



Jeux vidéo : l'industrie culturelle du XXIe siècle ?
Video games : the cultural industry of the century ?
Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Philippe Chantepie
The economy of the video game industry has not yet been well explored and remains largely unknown. This volume therefore provides an overall view of the sector. It allows us to understand how, and by which actors, video games are designed, produced, and distributed, and what the specific stakes of this globalised sector are.



Le nouveau capitalisme agricole
De la ferme à la firme
New agricultural capitalism
From the farm to the firm
François Purseigle, Geneviève Nguyen, Pierre Blanc
How are the "mega-farms" organised? What are their logics and modes of action? In what spaces do they situate themselves? How does a family farm become an agricultural company? What kind of actors are involved? What are their attitudes towards politics? What conflicts do they provoke? The first study of an emerging global phenomenon.



La Participation des salariés
Du partage d'information à la codétermination
Employee participation
From information sharing to co-determination
Patricia Crifo, Antoine Rebérioux
Sometimes implemented at the discretion of company directors and sometimes because of legal requirements, the participation strategies analyzed in this book take different forms: economic rights for the personnel committee, collective bargaining agreements, representation at the board of directors, and so forth.



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