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Frustrations populaires et vagues populistesImperfect democracies
frustrations of the people and the tide of populism
Are we really on the eve of the collapse of democracy? In view of the economic and political changes underway in countries like Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, the author argues that democracies will reinvent themselves.
L'Eglise catholique est-elle anticapitaliste ?Is the Catholic Church anti-capitalist?
There is a Catholic doctrine on capitalism, but it must be read between the lines of the pontifical texts. It could be summarized as follows: it is possible to operate within capitalist structures, but only to the extent that one does not adopt the behavior that capitalism presupposes. This is a position that requires a certain juggling act.
Le Biais comportementalisteBehavioralist bias
A whole series of cognitive biases prevent us from making rational decisions: conformity, aversion to loss, excessive self-esteem, preference for the short-term, etc. This book is a critical analysis of behavioral knowledge and its applications, in order to understand its success and explore its limitations.
La Tragédie de la croissance
Sortir de l'impasseThe tragedy of growth
A way out of the impasse
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...
Qui a peur de la théorie queer ?Queer Theory
The French response
This book presents the many faces of the French responses to queer theory, from the conservative "Manif pour Tous" to LGBT activism, but also research seminars, new medias, translation policies, as well as debates around nationalism and intersectionality.
Terres, pouvoirs et conflits
Une agro-histoire du mondeLand, power and conflict
An agrohistory of the world
Because land possession remains a critical political objective, Pierre Blanc reviews contemporary history by placing the issue of land ownership at the heart of power relations. This book provides an agrohistory of the world in order to shed light on the geopolitical issues of the 21st century.
La Tyrannie du genreThe Tyranny of gender
Although the notion of gender was promoted by sociologists to shed light on relations of domination, invoking it at every opportunity – from the feminisation of language to political parity – establishes the idea that men and women are still, above all, and in every way prototypes of their sex group rather than unique individuals.
À quoi servent les politiques de mémoire ?The future of memory policies
To understand the reasons for the failure of memory policies and shed light on the public debate, this book return to the sources of these memory policies and, without political bias or taking sides, ask – where do these policies come from? What do they really do? How can we make them work effectively?
La grande course des universitésThe great university race
The remodelling of the university landscape is underway. New structures have thus been forcibly created, without it being possible to ascertain whether these major changes will reach their objectives and ensure a radiant future for French higher education.
Politique et religion
Relire l'histoire, éclairer le présentPolitics and Religion
Re-reading history, shedding light on the present
In the face of the awakening of fundamentalisms and violent extremisms, Jean Picq invites us to re-read our history, to identify the key points that have allowed us to define new relations between the spiritual and the temporal and to see the triumph of reason dedicated to civil peace.