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L'entrepreneur et le prince
La création du service public de l'eauThe Prince and the Entrepreneur
The creation of public water utilities
Drawing on hitherto overlooked sources, Christophe Defeuilley presents three urban histories, in London, New York, and Paris. He describes the major events that punctuated the creation of public water utilities. An in-depth look into the history, both great and small, of the world's three largest cities in 1900.
Politiques de l'emploi
Apprendre de l'expérienceEmployment Policies
Learning from experience
This book describes the modalities of a relevant evaluation of labor market actions, which often involves the setting up of control groups, a practice that is not widely practiced in France. It also outlines the main findings of randomized studies in North America and Europe.
L'ordre hiérarchique international
Les luttes de rang dans la diplomatie multilatéraleInternational Hierarchies
Despite the principle of sovereign equality that underpins the very concept of international relations, not all ambassadors wield the same amount of power at the table during multilateral negotiations. Vincent Pouliot offers a guided tour through the back rooms of global politics.
Les non-frères au pays de l'égalitéOur Non-Brothers in the Land of Equality
Does France care more about fraternity than equality? Réjane Sénac analyses how the boundaries between brothers and non-brothers — whether the latter are women, non-binary, or non-white — have been repeatedly redrawn instead of disappearing altogether.
Calmer les prix
L'inflation en Europe dans les années 1970Slowing Down Prices
European Inflation in the 1970s
Following the oil shock of 1973, a massive wave of inflation spread throughout Europe. This volume explores these upheavals through a broad historical lens, by examining countries in Western, Northern and Eastern Europe, as well as trade unions, businesses and international organizations, particularly the European Community and GATT.
Théories de la sécuritéSecurity Theories
Would critical approaches help thinking security? This is the bias of this book that highlights and discusses the contributions of critical approaches to our understanding of security.
L'attaque des clones
La diversité culturelle à l'ère de l'hyperchoixAttack of the clones
Cultural diversity in the hyperchoice era
Billions of digital consumers, millions of accessible works — and only a dozen global companies to connect the two. Are we heading towards an unprecedented cultural renaissance or, on the contrary, towards the homogenisation of taste preferences, controlled by a handful of hegemonic actors?
Dire la France
Culture(s) et identités nationales (1981-1995)Defining France
National culture(s) and identities (1981–1995)
Revisiting the high points of cultural policy under François Mitterrand, examining the policies that instated the 'right to cultural difference' and their culmination during the 1993 Gatt negotiations, Vincent Martigny captures the spirit of a decade that remains crucial to understand contemporary disputes over the question of identity.
La crise environnementale en Chine
Évolutions et limites des politiques publiques
This initial assessment of the environmental situation in China thus analyses both the causes of this crisis and the environmental policies subsequently implemented in order to understand a precarious situation that will affect the future of the Earth.