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La Vie des Idées
La Vie des Idées
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The Social Sources of Institutions
Dimitri della Faille
, 17 February
Critical of capitalism and nationalism, the work of Thorstein Veblen...
The Origins of the French État-providence
, 13 January
An inquiry into the origins of a controversial term
Discrimination Against Japan’s Burakumin Community
, 9 January
Discrimination against the Burakumin people has infiltrated Japanese...
Democracy With or Without Borders
, 2 January
Can a state exclude people in the name of the common good? What gives...
Georges Duby, Scholar and Popular
, 27 December 2019
An interview with Felipe Brandi
A Compendium on Consumption
, 12 December 2019
Mingling all kinds of historical approaches—economic, social,...
, 9 December 2019
Nowadays, criticism of Europe has become the outlet for democratic...
The Scourge of Counterfeit Medicines
, 28 November 2019
Counterfeit medicines are supposed to number in the hundreds of millions...
The Militarisation of Russian Society
, 25 November 2019
Russia has seen a huge increase in commemorations of the Soviet victory....
Well Structured Thinking
, 18 November 2019
Could craftwork, which is too often denigrated, be a model not only for...
Scholars Between Laughter and Tears
, 11 November 2019
Scholars are not just thinking machines. They laugh; they are anxious,...
, 7 November 2019
What effects do works of art have on consciousness and society? Ecological...
Domination Among the Auditors
, 4 November 2019
How do we account for the “voluntary servitude” that reigns in auditing...
The Names of Fame
, 31 October 2019
Artists make a name for themselves thanks to their works. But what name?...
The Well-Kept Secrets of International Finance
, 21 March 2019
In her exploration of the world of wealth management, Brooke Harrington...
Is the Majority Always Right?
, 4 March 2019
What justifies majority decision making in democracies? Can we consider...
Habermas in the public sphere
, 28 February 2019
In this intellectual portrait of the enfant terrible of the Frankfurt...
European lobbies under scruntiny
, 25 February 2019
European lobbies are said to be constantly seeking to influence political...
The ‘Animal Cause’ and the Social Sciences
, 11 February 2019
From anthropocentrism to zoocentrism
An Economist Sounds the Alarm
, 4 February 2019
Daniel Cohen addresses the changes in our globalised world with an anxiety...
Towards an Ecological Cinema
, 23 January 2019
Hollywood cinema tends to represent climate change in catastrophist and...
Corporate Responsibility in the Climate Crisis
, 21 January 2019
The climate crisis demands that corporations be envisioned as “commons”, and...
The Label of Schizophrenia
, 17 January 2019
In the 20th century, being labelled as “schizophrenic” was tantamount to a...
Man the Oblivious Waste Creator
, 14 January 2019
Modern man produces increasing quantities of waste. But his relationship...
, 10 January 2019
Counterfactual history is a matter of ‘what ifs’. What if the Allies had lost...
, 7 January 2019
When Working Class Mobility Transits Through the Warehouse
Veils in the Western World: a Thousand-Year History
Francesca Canadé Sautman
, 3 January 2019
Men and women have been wearing veils for over a millennium in the West....
The Coal Economists
, 31 December 2018
In the period between 1865 and 1931, economists were already questioning...
The Bitcoin El Dorado
, 27 December 2018
Conceived by its inventors as the basis of a new monetary order, Bitcoin...
Man the Consumer
Anne de Rugy
, 20 December 2018
Using a variety of documents and sources, Louis Pinto traces the genesis of...
, 22 November 2018
By enmeshing infrastructures, power is able to curtail local...
The Social Diplomacy of Multinational Corporations
, 19 November 2018
Just as an international treaty on the social responsibility of...
How Oracles Are Forged
, 5 November 2018
The prophecy of an African scramble for Europe
The Islam of Converts
, 2 April 2018
The religious convert is a figure of fear and fascination today. Looking...
The Bikini Strategy
, 29 March 2018
Gender and Class Relations in Algeria
The Meaning of Killing
, 22 March 2018
Why do we consider killing and letting someone die to be two different...
Why Do We Restore Artworks and Many Other Objects?
, 15 March 2018
From ethnological objects to contemporary installations, everything is now...
Ronald Coase: A Century of Economics
, 8 March 2018
Ronald Coase (1910-2013), the 1991 Nobel Laureate in Economics, is famous...
The Enigma of Peronism
, 5 March 2018
Peronism, a political and social movement, has structured life in Argentina...
Homosexuality on Trial
, 19 February 2018
Paris, 1933. Oscar Dufrenne, a music hall mogul and notorious homosexual,...
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