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

The 1980s Debt Crisis: the Players and the Archives

The memory of financial crises is a funny thing. The German hyperinflation of 1923 and the stock market crash of 1929 remain well-known references and […]
18 December 2019

Legislating to Make Money

Returning to the Gold Standard in Great Britain After the Napoleonic Wars The gold standard (1)The gold standard is a monetary system in which the […]
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 […]
18 December 2019
Allianz builing at la Défense. 2017

Regulating Insurance in Europe: a Frustrated Ambition

Finance immediately brings to mind the banking system and financial markets. The insurance sector’s major role is often overlooked. It plays a major role because […]
18 December 2019
Occupy Wall Street March 16, 2012.

Less Finance, Less Inequality? Ten Years After the Crisis

Drawing on his research on the structure of remuneration in the financial industry and on a collective project underway studying the evolution of inequalities in […]
6 July 2019

The legitimacy of random draws

Denigrated when used to select students in some university programs, or appreciated as a means to breathe new life into democracy, random draws are controversial. […]
6 May 2019
Can digital technology reivent democrary ? Copyrigths Sciences Po

Cogito 6 – Dossier

Can digital technology reinvent democracy? To shed light on an issue as complex, multidimensional and often discussed in a Manichean way, researchers and Sciences Po […]
6 May 2019
Réseaux sociaux, par Gerd Altmann,Pixabay License

What democracy is doing with digital technology

by Dominique Cardon, Director of médialab. After being touted for showing democratic promise, digital technologies are today accused of disseminating fake news and serving as […]