Isabelle Sommier is a professor of political sociology at the Université Paris-1-Panthéon-Sorbonne and a researcher at the Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (CESSP).
Images of political violence are everywhere: terrorist attacks, vandalism against public infrastructures, bossnapping, etc. The authors of this book coldly takes the side of the data, compiling a database of some 6,000 episodes of political violence between 1986 and today, and categorising them according to the nature of the cause being defended.
De 1986 à nos jours
Isabelle Sommier, François Audigier
The history of May '68 was not only written in Paris and it was not only driven by students. In Marseille as well, upon which this book casts a unique glaze, other activists contributed to making the decade that followed the May explosion into a "golden age of struggle", and sometimes acting as a catalyst for events on the national level.
Olivier Fillieule, Isabelle Sommier
Forty years after May 1968, this work investigates the resurgence and the itinerary of the revolutionary violence of the extreme left in France, United States, Italy, Germany and Japan.
Revolutionary at 20, conservative at 60: is there truth in this old adage? Do our political attitudes change as we age? This work gives light to the ties between age, generation, life cycle and our political lives.
United Red Army, Koji Wakamatsu
Debate with Isabelle Sommier, the author of La Violence révolutionnaire.