Des monographies présentant les résultats de recherches inédites dans les différentes disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales.
La Grande Guerre accouche de la banque centrale. Guerre totale, elle positionne les instituts d'émission en première ligne du front financier. Guerre mondiale, elle place les banques d’émission nationales au cœur du système des règlements internationaux. Largement ignoré par la théorie standard, ce fait est analysé dans cet ouvrage.
Central Banks in the Great War
Olivier Feiertag, Michel Margairaz
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.
Comment ignorer ce que l'on sait
Luis Martinez reviews the situation in countries like Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Tunisia. He shows that by bracing themselves with the twin functions inherited from colonial powers – maintaining law and order and extracting natural resources – these states have neglected to put the general interest of their countries at the heart of their action.
Drawing on the example of Poland, the author demonstrates that the inventory of the populations, the printing of identification cards, the choice of demographic, linguistic, or religious criteria were used to serve more diverse political projects than the historical literature has tended to suggest.
Politique et statistiques en Europe centrale (1848-1919)
The testimonies collected by Nathalie Lapeyre over the course of 5 years of research reveal a new phenomenon. The young generations of women managers are highly pragmatic in their strategies to seize the opportunities offered by new professional equality policies. They are determined to bring about equality, individually and above all collectively.
This unbiased portrait, provided by economists, historians, political scientists, and legal scholars, shows that in its sixty years of existence, the 5th French Republic has only survived by transforming itself.
Olivier Duhamel, Martial Foucault
The historian Judith Rainhorn has investigated white lead, which has been massively produced and used since the late 18th century, a poison for the workers directly exposed to it in their dusty workshops, lead pigment is today recognized as an environmental poison.
Histoire d'un poison légal
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.
Une sociologie des tournages
In Dubai, western status is not only used to rank, legitimize, regroup, and distance, but also to distinguish oneself from the other elites of the global city, with the conviction of being more advance in all areas.This book provides a striking and singular perspective on the contemporary reconfigurations of Western hegemony.
Travail, intimité et hiérarchies postcoloniales à Dubaï
Amélie Le Renard
Guillaume Mouralis provides a fascinating reading of the Nuremberg trial based on a study of the lawyers who laid its foundations and propelled and guided the debates in the United States.
Le procès international, les lawyers et la question raciale
This book takes a detailed look at what motivates judges' decisions when dealing with delicate questions related to violence, desire, and sexuality. It describes the trajectory of victims throughout a legal process that is sometimes experienced as a second rape.
Véronique Le Goaziou
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.
Quand le droit organise la financiarisation du monde
Pascale Cornut St-Pierre
This book demonstrates that the democratic crisis observed in western countries must be analyzed at the global level. It must also be seen in light of other planetary-level crises, including the 2008 economic crisis, the full electoral effects of which are only being felt several years later, the refugee crisis, terrorism and climate change.
New constraints have been added to the funding and management of political organizations. Actors involved in electoral campaigns have learned the rules that they have to abide by when they descend into the arena. But these rules were made for and by politicians. Their repressive and dissuasive power has shown itself to be limited.
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.
Vies urbaines en Afrique du Sud et au Nigeria
A rare testimony to an event that has been scantly documented in history, this singular book draws on extensive and up until now unexploited resources, the "Heart of Steel" broadcasts. It revives a key moment in the working-class landscape of the 1970s.
Les voix de la crise
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 fabrication des politiques du logement
Under pressure from Europe, MPs' relationships with voters, laws, ministers, and even themselves, have been altered. In analysing the impact of European integration on the French national assembly, Olivier Rozenberg has interviewed 60 MPs on their understanding of parliamentary activity.
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