18 December 2019

Are Finance and Democracy Irreconcilable?

A historical overview Finance is now considered to be the main driver of growing inequality. At the same time, governments are being pilloried for their […]
18 December 2019

Household Money, a Policy Issue

United States, 2008: “For Sale” signs cropped up in front of thousands of houses, becoming a symbol of almost forced household indebtedness. But as scandalous […]
11 April 2018
Studio with studio with brick walls and ragged windows, spotlights, camera with special devices for shooting video Crédits Pavel L, Shutterstock

Creating illusion. Spotlight on the production designers

With support from the Foundation for the Social Sciences, which was created under the aegis of the Fondation de France, Gwenaële Rot, university professor and […]
11 April 2018
Pierre-Auguste_Renoir. Le Déjeuner des canotiers. Crédits : Domaine public

Is it useful to work on Sundays?

Is it useful to work on Sundays? Not according to Jean-Yves Boulin and Laurent Lesnard in their latest book Les Batailles du dimanche [Sunday battles]. […]
11 April 2018

Understanding inequalities in higher education steering

Agnès van Zanten is a CNRS research director, a member of the Observatory for Social Change (OSC) and a professor at Sciences Po. She co-leads […]
10 April 2018
Palais du Luxembourg By Ibex73 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Lawmaking: a spurt of acceleration

The emergency procedure, renamed accelerated one since 2008, enables the government to call for a conciliation committee between the Assembly and the Senate after one reading only. […]
6 April 2018

The effects of economic conditions on the sorting of jobs and workers

Are there more qualified unemployed people when the economy is in recession? Are the unemployed then more often forced to accept low-quality jobs? Conversely, do […]
13 October 2017

Cogito n°3

This third issue of Cogito opens with a feature on the fundamental challenges that metropolises are facing around the world with regard to the environment, […]
12 October 2017

The metropolises of risk

A CNRS research director at the Centre for the Sociology of Organizations, Olivier Borraz conducts research on risk governance. Initially focused on environmental and health […]