François Buton, a political scientist, is a senior researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), member of the research unit Triangle (ENS Lyon). A specialist in the history and sociology of the state and health policies, he also works on war and violences, and on political behavior.
Among his publications in English : « Making the Deaf Children Talk : Changes in Educational History towards the Deaf in the French Third Republic », in David Turner and Kevin Stagg (eds), From Deformity to Disability : Bodies, Images and Experience, 1650-2000, London, Routledge, 2006, p. 117-125 ; (with A. Loez, N. Mariot, P. Olivera), « 1914-1918 : Understanding the Controversy », Books and Ideas, 11 June 2009 ; (with Cl. Lemercier and N. Mariot), « The Household Effect on Electoral Participation. A Contextual Analysis of Voter Signatures from a French Polling Station (1982-2007) », Electoral Studies, 31, 2012, p. 434–447 ; (with F. Pierru), « Crises that didn’t come. Analyzing Responses to Pandemic Influenza Threats (USA 1976, France 2009) », in Michael Bresalier and Patrick Zylberman (eds.), After 1918: History and Politics of Influenza in the 20th and 21st Centuries (forthcoming).