L'État des droits

L'État des droits

Politique des droits et pratiques des institutions
With Céline Borelle, Marine Bourgeois, Fabrizio Cantelli, Vincent-Arnaud Chappe, Jacques Chevallier, Gildas Hivert, Valérie Larrosa, Aude Lejeune, Emmanuel Quernez
The State of Subjective Rights
Public Policy and Institutional Practices

The right to housing, patients' rights, equal rights and equal opportunities, the participation and citizenship of persons with disabilities, the right to a minimum income, etc.: the role of subjective rights has only grown in legislative importance, in both France and in other Western nations.

Can the State guarantee the reality of these new subjective rights? What capabilities can public actors deploy in order to implement them? How do new demands regarding individual rights help to transformation the modalities of State intervention and shift the borders of public action?

This volume examines the 'State of rights’ in different national contexts — in Belgium, Canada, France and Sweden — as well as in various public policy sectors such as disability, discrimination, health, housing, and education. It demonstrates how State institutions, though their daily practices, make or break individual rights. It pays special attention to the new organisations (Ombudsman, departmental handicapped homes [MDPH - maisons départementales des personnes handicapées], HALDE), which contribute to public policy outside of the legal arena, through mediation schemes and mechanisms for access to rights and rights issuance.

This book provides a detailed investigation of public policy regarding subjective rights, supported by insights from legal, sociological and political science perspectives.

Pierre-Yves Baudot is a lecturer in political science at the Université Versailles–Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Anne Revillard is an associate professor in sociology at Sciences Po.

Anne Revillard

Anne Revillard is an associate professor of sociology at Sciences Po (OSC-LIEPP).

Handicap et travail
Disability and work
Anne Revillard
Disabled people face persistent marginalisation on the job market. This overview of the situation, with contributions from international research, demonstrates the importance of changing practices and representations surrounding disability within organizations, in order to facilitate the hiring and career progression of disabled workers.


Dictionnaire genre & science politique
Concepts, objets, problèmes
Dictionary Gender & Political Science
Catherine Achin, Laure Bereni
What gender brought to political sciences? The articles of this dictionary, written in a clear and accessible language, identify the concepts, theories and canonical objects of the discipline (citizenship, democracy, government, political parties, voting, etc.) showing the role played by gender in their genesis and in their maturation.

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