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Des médicaments à tout prix
Sociologie des génériques en FranceMedicine at any price
Sociology of generic drugs in France
Twenty years after they were introduced in France, generic drugs remain controversial. For some they are authentic drugs, upon which the survival of our health insurance system depends. For others, they are poor imitations which sacrifice health in the name of economics. The development of these generics has reconfigured the French health system.
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.
La Question migratoire au XXIe siècle
Migrants, réfugiés et relations internationalesThe issue of migration in the 21st-century
3rd edition entirely updated
A genuinely planetary issue, long neglected amongst major world questions, migration transforms and affects international relations, and redefines state sovereignty. In particular it testifies as to the urgent need for a new diplomacy incorporating its global and regional governance.
Faut-il ouvrir les frontières ?Should we open the borders ?
Updated 3rd edition
The negative side effects of closing the borders are manifold. To the victims, and those who have no papers and no rights, we must also add those in refugee camps, the mafia smuggling economy, the economic and demographic deficits linked to lack of mobility, without mentioning the exorbitant costs of closure and expulsion policies.
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?
L'âge du jeu
Pour une approche ludique des mutations numériquesThe game era
For a play-based approach to digital transformation
Could playing games be the best way to make the most of the resources of the digital transformations currently underway ? Long relegated to the area of pastimes and entertainment, play provides an essential contribution to the well-being and development of individuals as well as the balance of society.
La Sexualité en prison de femmesWomen's sexuality in prison
For two years, sociologist Myriam Joël collected the secrets of 80 detainees and 70 professionals and volunteers working in female detention. Her study reveals a surprisingly free way of speaking about a subject that is often considered illegitimate and ignored in social sciences: women's sexuality in prison.
La Démocratie par le droit
Pologne 1989-2016Democracy through law
Running counter to mythical narratives, this book demonstrates how a small number of parties came to win a new political monopoly in Polland, the country of the powerful Solidarnosc union, and how they established a limited democracy and "partyocracy" on the ruins of authoritarianism.
Les Nouvelles inégalités du travail
Pourquoi l'emploi se polariseNew work-based inequalities
The polarisation of the labour market
The polarisation of the labour market affects most countries and has become a striking phenomenon over the last two decades. It has led to an explosion in wage gaps and an increased risk of unemployment and insecurity. Is this phenomenon inevitable ?
Métropoles en Méditerranée
Gouverner par les rentesMediterranean metropolis
Government by dividends
Beirut, Cairo, Algiers, Istanbul: have they become ungovernable? Are they too dense, too polluted, too unequal? By delving into the fabric of their networks and institutions, this book shows that the major difficulties of these towns reflect not the lack of government, but rather its specific forms.