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Métropoles en Méditerranée
Gouverner par les rentes
Mediterranean metropolis
Government by dividends
Dominique Lorrain
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.



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
Ambassadors
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.



Armées contemporaines
Contemporary Armies
Jean Joana
Sociology analysis what contemporary armies owe to the political, institutional and social context in which they develop. It recalls what the understanding of military matters brings to the understanding of our societies and phenomenas of power.



La construction politique du prix de l'énergie
Sociologie d'une réforme libérale
The Political Construction of Energy Prices
Sociology of a liberal reform
Thomas Reverdy
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.



Dictionnaire des politiques territoriales
Dictionary of Territorial Politics
Alistair Cole, Sébastien Guigner, Romain Pasquier
A never before published synthesis, this dictionary explores the territorial universe of political institutions, actors and sectoral politics. It offers a complete and original point of view on the fabric of territories.



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...



Émeutes vs intégration
Comparaisons franco-britanniques
Riots v. Integration
Franco-Britannic comparisons
Romain Garbaye
An illuminating essay, in a European context where multiculturalism tends to fade the shadow of a "neo-assimilationism," notably in France where ethnic statistics and the under-representation of minorities remain subjects for fierce debate.



L'entrepreneur et le prince
La création du service public de l'eau
The Prince and the Entrepreneur
The creation of public water utilities
Christophe Defeuilley
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.



Europe centrale et orientale
Mondialisation, européanisation et changement social
Central and Eastern Europe
Globalisation, Europeanization and Social Change
François Bafoil
The most complete analysis of 15 years of transition and Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe.



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