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Résumés / Abstracts (fr) (en)

Le président, sur son socle, isolé. Esprit
An isolated president


Marc-Olivier Padis
Catholiques néo-tradis et "cathos zombies"
French catholics : the new fundamentalists and the "zombies"
Richard Robert
L'ouverture des données publiques : les risques d'une bonne idée
Open data : a risky good idea


Jean-Charles Auque
L'expérience maçonnique
On being a Freemason
Entretien avec Eduardo Lourenço
La culture européenne vue du Portugal
European culture through Portuguese eyes. An interview with Eduardo Lourenço

La mondialisation par la mer

Globalization by sea
Alice Béja
Que faire dans un monde liquide ? Introduction
Finding one's place in a liquid world. Introduction
Emmanuel Desclèves
L'économie bleue au cœur de la mondialisation
Blue growth : the heart of globalization
Olivier Mongin
Le flux tendu du fret maritime. Le conteneur et ses ports
The " Just in time " strategy of sea freight. Containers and Harbors
Antoine Frémont
Le Havre, l'axe Paris-Seine et les routes maritimes mondiales
Le Havre, the Paris-Seine project and global navigation routes
Entretien avec Jean Viard
Marseille, maritime et cosmopolite
Marseilles, the sea and the world
Zakya Daoud
Tanger Med : un pari sur l'avenir du détroit de Gibraltar
Tanger Med. A challenge for the future of the strait of Gibraltar
Alice Béja
L'Amérique vue de l'océan
Seeing America from the ocean


Philippe Frémeaux
L'an I de François Hollande : I. Contrainte et orthodoxie économiques
François Hollande's first year : Economic constraints and orthodox policies
Michel Marian
II. Ligne claire, résultats en berne
Clearcut goals, middling results
Gil Delannoi
Pour un bon usage du référendum
Using the referendum wisely
Alice Béja
Le fantôme de Giulio Andreotti
Giulio Andreotti's ghost
Paul Thibaud
De l'Allemagne... et de la France
On Germany... and on Franc
Isabelle Danto
Quand l'art hallucine
Hallucinatory art
Carole Widmaier
La pensée à l'écran : à propos de Hannah Arendt
Thought on screen : about Hannah Arendt


Marc-Antoine Vallée
Repère – Relectures de Paul Ricœur

Librairie. Brèves. En écho. Avis


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The politics of privacy
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [more]

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Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
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Timothy Snyder
Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
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Karl Ove Knausgård
Out to where storytelling does not reach
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgård on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe
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The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
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