Olivier PILMIS est chercheur au Centre de sociologie des organisations (CSO/Sciences Po).
A whole series of cognitive biases prevent us from making rational decisions: conformity, aversion to loss, excessive self-esteem, preference for the short-term, etc. This book is a critical analysis of behavioral knowledge and its applications, in order to understand its success and explore its limitations.
Henri Bergeron, Patrick Castel
In today's world, every activity, every task is entrusted to a new organisation, which has its own codes, hierarchies, and procedures. Yet far from making the world more fluid, horizontal, and flexible, this organisational proliferation makes it ever more complex. The sociologists, political scientists, and historians brought together in this book.
"Eat smart, be smart", "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle", "Same medicine, same results", "Smoking kills"… A critical attempt at deciphering an increasingly widespread form of governance, where individual behaviour becomes a space for public intervention.