La fabrique des non-problèmes

Ou comment éviter que la politique s'en mêle
First Edition

Why is it that some problems – soil pollution, or work-related cancers for example – remain durably invisible? Why is it that public decision-making bodies seem to wait for a major scandal before being apparently forced to come up with answers? How can we explain this persistent disinterest for certain subjects, to the point where they become "non-issues", while others are readily addressed?

Political scientist and sociologist Emmanuel Henry draws on numerous cases to show how industry implements veritable strategies to exclude subjects that threaten its activities from the public debate. The goal of these strategies is to conceal the risks for citizens by producing scientific ignorance (tobacco), by fighting against new information by influencing funding (asbestos), by making subjects more technical so as to discretely establish new norms in collaboration with state experts (chemical products), and by generally cultivating indifference by relying on social inequalities to maintain the status quo. As a result, the non-issues are piling up.


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Specifications


Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Author
Emmanuel Henry,
Collection
Essai
Language
French
Publisher Category
> Environment
Publisher Category
> Health
Publisher Category
> Political Science
Publisher Category
> Society
Publisher Category
> Sociology
Publisher Category
> Sustainable Development
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE > SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE > HEA039000 HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases > SOC026000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology
BIC subject category (UK)
J Society & social sciences > JP Politics & government
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published
16 September 2021
Type of Work
Monograph
Includes
Index, Bibliography

Paperback


Product Detail
1
Publication Date
16 September 2021
ISBN-13
9782724627954
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Extent
Main content page count : 176, Front matter page count (Roman) : 176
Code
9782724627954
Dimensions
12.5 x 19 cm
Weight
220 grams
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Introduction

Chapitre I. INVISIBILITÉ

Des mobilisations pour une cause  
Le rôle des arènes médiatiques et judiciaires 
La mise à l'ordre du jour (agenda-setting) des problèmes 
Rapports de forces, refus de mise à l'ordre du jour et non-décision 
La préférence pour la discrétion 
Temporalité et rapports de pouvoir  
Une politique du fait accompli

Chapitre II. IGNORANCE

Freiner la connaissance  
Rechercher l’ignorance ?  
Différentes stratégies de production d’ignorance  
     Produire du doute  
     Éviter les savoirs gênants
  
     Undone science 
Ignorance, expertise et action publique  
Ne pas quantifier  
Une ignorance ou des connaissances toxiques ? 

Chapitre III. INACTION

Individualiser les responsabilités  
S’appuyer sur les chiffres officiels  
Les organisations et la production d’ignorance  
La production institutionnelle d’ignorance  
Légitimer l’exposition aux toxiques  
Rendre invisibles certains risques  
Des pollutions qui aggravent les inégalités et les injustices  
Maintenir les problèmes hors de vue

En guise de conclusion

Bibliographie  

Remerciements