Gouverner, enfermer

Gouverner, enfermer

La prison, un modèle indépassable ?
To govern, to imprison
Prison system, an unavoidable model ?

In this book, the question of how far the prison system can be changed and whether the present system is an unavoidable model is posed. Awareness of the problems among decision-makers does not seem to have improved despite the most critical observations and radical denunciations of the existing prison system. Neither have the principles on which prisons are based been modified. Have prisons become an invariant of modern societies, impervious to politics and which themselves impose a repressive and disciplinary regime? Somewhere between a state of crisis and an obsessive desire for reform is it perhaps possible to identify models for change? In order to answer these questions and others, this book offers original thought on penitentiary policies in very different contexts and societies, all of which have one thing in common: they are caught up in telling and defining moments in our modern world - the fall of the Berlin wall, the end of apartheid, etc. In response to these complex situations, current penitentiary policies reveal two radically different examples of prisons today: i.e. the special prison, - a detention camp, Guantanamo Bay – and the experimental prison.

Pierre Lascoumes

Centre d'études européennes - Sciences Po


L'Instrumentation de l'action publique
Controverses, résistance, effets
The Instrumentation of Public Action
Controversy, Reluctance and Repercussions
Charlotte Halpern, Pierre Lascoumes, Patrick Le Galès
How is collective action organised? How do collective actors work together? This rich dialogue highlights many fruitful reflections on instrumentation, helping to rethink social science and collective action today.

Favoritisme et corruption à la française
Petits arrangements avec la probité
Favoritism and Corruption, French Style
The abuse of power and integrity
Pierre Lascoumes
While some leaders toy with the rules, bending them to their own benefit, the citizenry, often complacent in matters of favoritism and other abuses of power, does not easily sanction these acts in the end. This is the paradox of French democracy.

Gouverner par les instruments
Instruments of Public Politics
Pierre Lascoumes, Patrick Le Galès
This book presents new analyses of public policy : it studies the technology of governance and more especially the instruments used for putting public policy into practice.

Critique internationale 16, juillet 2002
Prison et changement démocratique
Philippe Artières, Pierre Lascoumes

Pierre Lascoumes

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