Sustainable Development

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La Tragédie de la croissance
Sortir de l'impasse
The tragedy of growth
A way out of the impasse
Gilbert Rist
We all understand that infinite growth in a finite world is impossible, yet we act as if that were not true.To preserve our mental health we refuse to consider embarrassing truths, hoping that all will turn out well, but not really knowing how...



Penser l'Anthropocène
Conceptualising the Anthropocene
Rémi Beau, Catherine Larrère
This book paves the way for discussion on alternative ways of living on earth, as improbable as they may seem, and in so doing, demonstrates that the future is not merely the linear prolongation of the present.



Les Politiques de biodiversité
The politics of biodiversity
Daniel Compagnon, Estienne Rodary
The politicisation of biodiversity is the subject of this pluri-disciplinary book, which brings together a range of scientific fields & covers previously neglected dimensions of this issue, including economies of scale, the political impact of the scientific categories mobilised by actors & the instrumentalization of international norms by states.



Villes sobres
Nouveaux modèles de gestion des ressources
Frugal cities
New models of resource management
Dominique Lorrain, Charlotte Halpern, Catherine Chevauché
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.



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.



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