9 April 2018
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To describe law is to transform it

Day after day thousands of lawyers produce writings – memorandums, academic articles, pedagogical material, etc. – that do not have the force of law in […]
8 April 2018

Evaluating administrative simplification in higher education and research

Besides universities, a large number of institutions are involved in higher education and research in France. All of these institutions operate according to their own […]
7 April 2018

Do foreign pupils bring down middle school results?

Economist Denis Fougère is a CNRS research director at the Center for Studies in Social Change(OSC). He is co-head, with Agnès van Zanten, of the […]
7 April 2018

Learning to read: encouraging family reading to reduce inequalities

Sciences Po university professor Carlo Barone is a researcher at the Center for Studies in Social Change and is affiliated with the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary […]
7 April 2018
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Understanding the Mediterranean salt giant through multidisciplinary research

The Mediterranean salt giant consists of salt layers that accumulated at the bottom of the Mediterranean 5.9 million years ago. Then, a tectonic shift caused […]
6 April 2018

Poverty seen from wealthy neighborhoods

How do the upper and upper-middle classes living in wealthy neighborhoods see the poor and working classes? How do they explain the differences between themselves […]
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 […]
3 April 2018

Believing and making others believe. Political uses of faith

One would think that the era of beliefs has passed in our societies, which are steeped in secularism and weary of ideologies. Such is not […]
3 April 2018
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The integration of ethnic and immigrant minorities: sharing knowledge

The longstanding question of the integration of ethnic and immigrant minorities is being asked with increasing urgency in Europe. To better answer the question, and […]