The process of decentralisation is progressing all over Europe. France is no exception. The author analyses the rise of the regions and offers a new perspective on contemporay France, where local actors play an increasing role in public legislation.
Mobilisations, décentralisation et gouvernance en France
What purpose do ambassadors serve? After a historical retrospective beginning in the Third Republic, the author shows that in spite of all these changes, the profession of ambassador has conserved its specificity and its usefulness.
The first analysis of the major reforms and policies that characterize Sarkozy's presidency.
Jacques de Maillard, Yves Surel
This book analyses public finances, in a context marked by the issue of government debt, budget constraints and the renewed policy of rigor and fiscal reforms.
Philippe Bezes, Alexandre Siné
Confronting the theory of chaos defending that very large cities are ungovernable, the authors attempt to show how these XXL cities work and are at the forefront of globalization.
Ce classique des études urbaines montre que les villes européennes (de taille moyenne) sont un phénomène historique de longue durée, et qu'elles demeurent innovantes et dynamiques malgré les processus de globalisation.
2e édition augmentée d'une préface inédite
Patrick Le Galès
BAsed on political sociology and military sociology, this fine research work, provides a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of the French forces.
Sociologie de la décision
An illuminating essay, in a European context where multiculturalism tends to fade the shadow of a "neo-assimilationism," notably in France where ethnic statistics and the under-representation of minorities remain subjects for fierce debate.
The origins and power of mercantile institutions are among the enigmas that this work attempts to explore across an original theoretical context as well as a series of studies on the wine market, biotechnology firms, and the convention ISO 26000.
Second volume of the Public Policy series, this opus focuses on the effects of public action on the social and political body
Olivier Borraz, Virginie Guiraudon
While some leaders toy with the rules, bending them to their own benefit, the citizenry, often complacent in matters of favoritism and other abuses of power, does not easily sanction these acts in the end. This is the paradox of French democracy.
Petits arrangements avec la probité
The term "Righteous of France" makes reference to "Righteous Among the Nations" created by the Hebrew State. The expression has been reclaimed by French public powers. The author confrontes several of questions posed by contemporary debates on memory.
Politiques publiques de la mémoire
This book provides a clear assessment of the New Labour public policies and their outcomes in Britain under the leadership of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from 1997 to 2009.
Le bilan de Tony Blair et de Gordon Brown
Florence Faucher, Patrick Le Galès
Gilles Pinson retraces the origins of large-scale urban projects of Marseille, Nantes, Venice, Turin, Manchester and analyses their impact on urbanism and urban governance.
Urbanisme et gouvernance des villes européennes
The notion of risk has taken center stage in public politics, the management of public and private organizations. The goal of this work is to demonstrate the successive steps explaining the assessment of risk in our advanced societies.
Cet ouvrage de recherche s'interroge sur la violence des rapports économiques, leur dimension conflictuelle, et les luttes pour la domination qui traversent le capitalisme dans sa configuration "mondialisée".
"Cet ouvrage fournit un vaste tableau des implications de la construction européenne sur les politiques publiques en France". Le Monde diplomatique
William Genieys advances the thesis of the emergence of a state political elite...