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Carriages, coffee-cups and dynamometers :representing French technical cultures in the London Mechanics’ Magazine,1823-1848
British discussions of French technical culture have often assumed, if not explicitly stated, contrasting ‘national styles’ : centralized, state-oriented, theoretically driven, and institutionally supported work in France ; dispersed, individualistic, empirically driven, school-shy practice in Brita...
Call for communications, “Participatory imperative in court? cross-check on criticism of participation”, EHESS
This day of studies will take place on 23 March 2012 at the EHESS (Paris). It is organised by the GIS “Public Participation, Decision-Making, Participatory Democracy”, the Centre for the Studies of Social Movements, the Pact and the Sophiapol. The deadline for submitting proposals is 15 September 20...
The European Union The European Union: a continental democracy or a great technocracy?
Collective choice in contemporary political philosophy
This dissertation examines the philosophical foundations of social choice theory. Social choice theory is the area of normative economics which is concerned with the aggregation of individual preferences. The aim of this work is to investigate the philosophical assumptions of social choice theory in...
The archonte eponymous: Athenians’ (= Censor?) in the centuries?
the case of the archonte eponyma testifies to: the consubstantiality of religion and politics in the organisation of the city of Athenians from origins to the end of the democratic system; the difficulty of taking into account, in connection with Solon’s work, the most famous of eponyms, the investi...
Flash on Democracy, 8-31 March 1985, Quebec. Extraordinary Congress of the Centre of National Trade Unions (CSN) of Quebec
Mothé Daniel. Flash on Democracy, 8-31 March 1985, Quebec. Extraordinary Congress of the Central Council of National Trade Unions (CSN) of Quebec. In: Automanagement, NS No 22, 1985. Cooperatives in the crisis, pp. 104-106.
Terrorism and democracy
‘This digital edition was produced on the basis of a physical, sometimes old, medium kept in the legal depot of the National Library of France, in accordance with Law No 2012-287 of 1 March 2012 on the exploitation of the unavailable books of the twentieth century.’/ember’br/b’ br/BDES Historical an...
Variations on a topic: the
transition “The development of a general transition model... is only possible if a very abstract conceptual device is assumed, which subsumes almost everything and does not explain almost anything”. Recently, as the peoples of several Spanish-American and European countries emanate from oppressive r...
Plurality of volunteering and disputes over legitimacy within a professional sports club: the case of Quimper Volley 29 Elite
The organisational study of the Quimper Volley 29 Élite shows that, like the structures resulting from the voluntary sport movement, this volleyball club has embarked on a process of professionalisation which leads to interpersonal and organisational difficulties. The purpose of this memory is to qu...
A theory of elite-biased democracies
Elite-biased democracies are those democracies in which former political incumbents and their allies coordinate to impose part of the autocratic institutional rules in the new political regime. We document that this type of democratic transition is much more prevalent than the emergence of pure (pop...
Elections and democracy in Mexico. A test
“In search of the legal foundations of local democracy”
In the Name of the British People: Words and Democracy in Three Post-Brexit Films
International audience At a time when the British political scene and media environment have been saturated with references to “the people” and “the people’s voice”, films may seem the ideal means to question what it means to “represent” something or someone, and reveal how the term of “people”, whi...
The Social Against the Welfare State. Predation and social protection
The aim of this work is to read the history of the French welfare state in the light of the theory of a predatory state. An approach to social protection taken by the State in which protection is an instrument of predation is opposed to an approach described as ‘Social’ dominated by a ‘welfare’ soci...
When Brexit takes place in the municipal elections
Removal of British voters from the electoral roll on 1 February 2020, compulsory resignation of British elected representatives on 1 February 2020, impossibility of campaigning and representing themselves because of their ineligibility, the consequences of the agreement on the withdrawal of the Unit...
Neither by chance, nor planned. : Gender, sexuality and childbearing during youth in Russia (1970s-2010s)
This study addresses, from a sociological and sociohistorical point of view, the transitions to adulthood of two generations of Russian women by focusing on their entry into sexuality, into conjugality and into motherhood. Interviews were held in Moscow and in Saint Petersburg with women (N=32) and...
‘Gag procedure’: Return on the Elysée polls case and the freedom of expression of academics
After being prosecuted for defamation by Patrick Buisson, former advisor to President Nicolas Sarkozy, in the Elysée polls case, the academic Alain Garrigou was sued by trusts, the first French tax consultancy company, and his leader, Christian Latouche, for, inter alia, pointing out that he had ‘id...
The Political Ecology Sentinel in the Context of Local Democracy: The Urban Community of Bordeaux Case
Health and Political Engagement (Edition 1)
Social scientists have only recently begun to explore the link between health and political engagement. Understanding this relationship is vitally important from both a scholarly and a policy-making perspective. This book is the first to offer a comprehensive account of health and political engageme...
Euro-Barometer 31: European Elections, 1989: Pre-Election Survey, March-April 1989
This round of Euro-Barometer surveys had for its major focus issues surrounding the European elections. Questions on political party preferences asked respondents which party they felt the closest to, how they voted in their country's last general election, how they would vote if a general election...
Pastoral specialisation and village hierarchies in ‘rural democracy’ countries
For convenience and because of separate and anonymous serum treatment of the multiple sources of social and economic history, the authors of the many ‘departmental’ theses of the second half of this century generally statistically set out their descriptions of village hierarchies on the sole criteri...
Afrobarometer Round 5: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Benin, 2011
The Afrobarometer project was designed to collect and disseminate information regarding Africans' views on democracy, governance, economic reform, civil society, and quality of life. This particular survey was concerned with the attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Benin. Respondents in a face-...
Selection at university entrance: Elitism or humanism: the crucial choice
Selection at university is economically necessary and humanely desirable, provided that it becomes positive and respects democracy. The problem is serious enough, in all respects, not to take any undue risk, let alone to commit itself to a theory or air intuition. A period of experimentation, strict...
Disease practice as a political practice
Publishing publications of the University of Łódź funded by the project ‘Scientific excellence key to excellence in education’. The project is implemented from the European Social Fund under the Knowledge Education Development Operational Programme; contract No: POWER.03.05.00-00-Z092/17-00.
Marcel Cachin carnets. Year 1939
Do you remember the same logic and passion! The legist spirit is inflexible. It is a curse of humanity. Happiness is in the battle, bad in the tender. Here is the end and that’s nothing! Communism is the living logic of democracy. The excessive reason is not desirable (Montesquieu). Cézanne is the l...