14 February 2017
Dr. Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov / CC BY 2.0. David.

Vulnerability of Knowledge and Nuclear

At a time when all states with nuclear weapons are launching multi-decade programs to “modernize” their arsenal, it is important to recognize that our societies’ […]
11 February 2017
A cartoon from Punch from 1890: The phylloxera, a true gourmet, finds out the best vineyards and attaches itself to the best wines.

Stealing to Survive?

What impact do economic crises have on the level of crime? This is the classic but never really solved question that Roberto Galbiati, – Research […]
5 February 2017
Banksy freedom dove in Bethlehem.

Israel: reasons for peace

How has Israel’s peace camp evolved? What is the Israeli population’s mindset with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? In his latest book, Israël et ses […]
4 February 2017

What pathways will lead to decarbonisation?

The Paris Agreement substantially increased the need to better understand the economic, social and environmental implications of the decarbonisation to which the global community has […]
1 February 2017

Occupational risks under scrutiny

All work environments carry risks for employees. Some risks are present in many sectors, while others are more specific; some are easily identifiable and/or identified, […]
1 February 2017

Urban insecurity, a social issue

How can urban insecurity be categorized in terms of risk exposure and in terms of perception? Does this perception vary based on socio-professional class, political […]
1 February 2017

When the state champions the cause of women. A historical perspective.

Improving the status of women and challenging gender inequalities was one of the most significant social transformations of the 20th century. What role did public […]
25 January 2017

Fraternity versus equality

A myth worth revisiting Does France, the so-called country of human rights, display exemplary equality? This is the question that Réjane Sénac seeks to answer […]
25 January 2017

The politics of administrative reorganization

Creating new agencies, merging services, establishing one-stop shops: why are governing bodies in France and abroad constantly changing the scope and jurisdictions of bureaucracies, thereby […]