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Pesticides
Comment ignorer ce que l'on sait
Ignoring what we know
Jean-Noël Jouzel
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.



Planter le décor
Une sociologie des tournages
Setting the scene
A sociology of filming
Gwenaële Rot
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.



Trier, exclure et policer
Vies urbaines en Afrique du Sud et au Nigeria
Sorting, excluding and policing
Urban lives in South Africa and Nigeria
Laurent Fourchard
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.



Dictionnaire d'économie politique
Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoir
Dictionary of political economics
Capitalism, institutions, power
Colin Hay, Andy Smith
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.



L'Etat, le promoteur et le maire
La fabrication des politiques du logement
The state, the investor and the Mayor
Manufacturing housing policy
Julie Pollard
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 Démocratie des émotions
The Democracy of emotions
Loïc Blondiaux, Christophe Traïni
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.



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.



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 ?



Le régime politique de l'Union européenne
4e édition mise à jour et augmentée
The political regime of the european union
4th edition updated and enlarged
Paul Magnette
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.



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