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16 March 2021

Policy Elites and Politics: The Case of Obamacare

Does the idea of all-powerful elites shaping public policy to align with their interests reflect reality? If so, how do they pull it off? If […]
16 March 2021

When Earning a Living Costs Your Life

by Jean-Noël Jouzel,  Jérôme Pelisse (CSO), Catherine Cavalin, Emmanuel Henry (IRISSO) A History of the Lack of Recognition for Occupational Illnesses Occupational illnesses, such as […]
16 March 2021

Is Innovation a Matter of Destruction and Creation?

Like mechanization in the 19th century, innovation – and especially digital innovation – is often considered to be a job destroyer. This is not the […]
16 March 2021

Writing the History of Our Laws

New Trends, New Methods by Frédéric Audren, Law School In 2017, the tribes living along the banks of the Whanganui river, the third-largest in New […]
16 March 2021

Passing Laws: When the End Justifies (or not) the Means

Even in democratic systems, governments are able to bypass regular legislative processes. What are the consequences, advantages and risks? To answer this question, Sylvain Brouard […]
3 July 2020

When Economists Study Politics in Developing Countries

Better understanding the state of political systems – particularly in developing countries – via methods used by economists does not appear to be commonplace. However, […]
3 July 2020

Pesticides. How to Ignore What We Know

by Jean-Noël Jouzel, CSO* Jean-Noël Jouzel, a CNRS researcher at the Center for the sociology of organisations (CSO), focuses on controversies related to health issues. […]
3 July 2020

Pollution Sensors: A Tool for Collaboration Between Citizens and Public Authorities?

By Sylvain Parasie, médialab* Some environmental activists and scientists have described the current boom in digital air pollution sensors as a “changing paradigm”(1)Snyder, E. G., […]
3 July 2020

The Littoral: A Historical Investigation in the Anthropocene Epoch

The Coastal Environment: a Forgotten Player by Giacomo Parrinello, Center for History* Coastal zones today are home to more than half of the world’s population(1)Christopher […]