Politiques publiques 2, Changer la société

Politiques publiques 2, Changer la société

Public Policy 2, Changing society

The second volume of the Public Policy series, this opus focuses on the effects of public action on the social and political body.

The first part, dedicated to the ties between policy, behaviors, and interests, analyzes policy explicitly intended to "change society" by acting primarily on the attitudes of individuals toward family, security, public health, shelter, development, telecommunications. The second part is devoted to the relationship between public policy and democracy, giving priority to the systems, initiatives, or steps which seem to allow citizens access to the construction and realization of public policy.

This series, the objective of which is to explain the transformations of public action and new analyses of the same, thus illustrates with these works the advent of the autonomous citizen as an actor, an educated, active consumer of public action. Different chapters of this volume discuss this fiction, revealing both its mechanisms and its implications.

Olivier Borraz

CNRS - CSO Centre de Sociologie des Organisations

Sciences Po, Centre de sociologie des organisations (CSO), directeur du CSO.


Les politiques du risque
The Politics of Risk
Olivier Borraz
The notion of risk has taken center stage in public politics, the management of public and private organizations. The goal of this work is to demonstrate the successive steps explaining the assessment of risk in our advanced societies.

Politiques publiques 1, La France dans la gouvernance européenne
Public Politics
1, France in European Governance
Olivier Borraz, Virginie Guiraudon


L'Enjeu mondial.
Populismes au pouvoir
Global issues
Populisms in Power
Alain Dieckhoff, Christophe Jaffrelot, Elise Massicard
This book looks at the way in which populists come to power, how they use it, and how they keep it. It examines that social foundations of "populist powers" as well as the forces that resist them. Indeed, populism can also be merely temporary, quickly curtailed by strong institutions able to protect the rule of law.