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Books

cee 1Faucher, Florence et Le Galès, PatrickL’esperienza del new labour. Un’analisi critica della politica e delle politiche. Italie : Edizioni FrancoAngeli, 2014. 192 p.

I governi New Labour hanno profondamente trasformato la Gran Bretagna inventando un cocktail originale composto da tre quarti di riforme neoliberiste e antiliberali ispirate dall’esempio americano, un poco di social-democrazia scandinava e un forte desiderio di sperimentazione. Governando il Paese e il Partito a forza di slogan e indicatori di performance, mischiati a una convinzione e una leadership straordinarie, Tony Blair è riuscito a far accettare ai cittadini una serie di riforme radicali dell’amministrazione e dei servizi pubblici. Gordon Brown, meno popolare, è giunto al governo in una situazione di crisi economica senza precedenti… aggravata dalle politiche implementate dai suoi stessi predecessori. I neolaburisti, dopo tre mandati elettorali, sono finiti usurati dal potere e senza più ispirazione. Il New Labour è un buon modello a cui può ispirarsi la sinistra italiana ed europea? Perché è stato sconfitto così clamorosamente alle ultime elezioni? Dopo tanta enfasi e clamore sulla proposta iniziale di una Terza via, cosa è stato veramente in grado di fare, e con quali esiti? Il Regno Unito è oggi una società più giusta?

Il libro presenta un bilancio e una brillante analisi dei governi neolaburisti di Tony Blair e Gordon Brown (1997-2010): una rivoluzione burocratica che continua a diffondersi in Italia e in Europa, e che merita di essere conosciuta e discussa a fondo come segnalano la prefazione di Roberto Biorcio e Tommaso Vitale e la postfazione di Fabrizio Barca.

http://www.francoangeli.it/Ricerca/Scheda_libro.aspx?ID=21601&Tipo=Libro&titolo=L+esperienza+del+New+Labour.+Un+analisi+critica+della+politica+e+delle+politiche

 

CEE 2Favell, AdrianImmigration, Integration and Mobility: New Agendas in Migration Studies: Essays 1997-2012. ECPR Press, 2014. 210 p.

A compilation of Adrian Favell’s innovative and agenda-setting essays which, since the late 1990s, have charted the emergence of new migration patterns and politics in Europe. Tackling in turn issues of multiculturalism, immigrant integration, free movement, high skilled mobilities, new East-West migrations and regional integration, the collection offers a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic field of international migration studies. At the same time, it poses a sharp challenge to current complacencies, challenging researchers to escape methodological nationalism and the unreflective reproduction of concepts and assumptions in the field, as well as embracing new methodologies and theoretical resources.

http://press.ecpr.eu/book_details.asp?bookTitleID=103

 

CEE 3Gazier, Bernard, Palier, Bruno, Périvier-Timbeau, HélèneRefonder le système de protection sociale : Pour une nouvelle génération de droits sociaux. Paris : Presses de Sciences Po, 2014. 222 p. (Nouveaux Débats).

Le système français de protection sociale a permis de consolider la cohésion sociale, de lutter contre la pauvreté et d’amortir les effets dévastateurs de la crise actuelle. Mais, bâti sur le modèle d’un homme chef de famille ayant à charge femme et enfants, il entérine les inégalités entre les sexes et néglige, voire pénalise, les évolutions de carrière.

Dessinant une nouvelle architecture pour la protection sociale, ce livre montre qu’il est urgent et possible de refonder ce système. Sa métamorphose doit s’appuyer sur l’exigence d’égalité des sexes, sur l’accompagnement de carrières diversifiées et sur l’investissement social en amont, en faveur des enfants et des jeunes, afin de garantir à chacun-e le droit à une vie personnelle et professionnelle de qualité.

Cette seconde génération de droits sociaux combine protection et promotion sociale pour toutes et pour tous, afin de construire une société de semblables.

http://www.pressesdesciencespo.fr/fr/livre/?gcoi=27246100117760

 

cee 4Andreotti, Alberta, Le Galès, Patrick, Moreno Fuentes, Javier FrancescoGlobalised Minds, Roots in the City. Upper Middle Classes in Europe. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. 280 p.

Globalised Minds, Roots in the City utilises empirical evidence from four European cities to explore the role of urban upper middle classes in the transformations experienced by contemporary European societies.

  • Presents new empirical evidence collected through an original comparative research about professionals and managers in four European cities in three countries
  • Features an innovative combination of approaches, methods, and techniques in its analyses of European post-national societies
  • Reveals how segments of Europe’s  urban population are adopting “exit” or “partial exit” strategies in respect to the nation state
  • Utilises approaches from classic urban sociology, globalization and mobility studies, and spatial class analysis
  • Includes in depth interviews, social networking techniques, and classic questions of political representation and values  
  • http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1444334840,subjectCd-SO40.html

 

Edited books

cee5Dehousse, Renaud, (dir.). L’Union européenne. Paris : La Documentation française, 2014. 338 p. (Les notices ; 4e édition).

Cette nouvelle édition, entièrement refondue, aborde tour à tour l’évolution, l’organisation, le fonctionnement et les politiques de l’Union européenne ainsi que son positionnement extérieur. Elle intègre les derniers développements institutionnels et politiques. Socle indispensable de connaissances sur l’Union européenne, ce manuel répond particulièrement aux attentes des étudiants (droit, économie ou sciences politiques) et des candidats aux concours des fonctions publiques nationales et de la fonction publique européenne. Doté de nombreux graphiques et cartes, ce recueil est composé de 25 notices claires et synthétiques, rédigées par les meilleurs spécialistes des pays analysés.

http://www.ladocumentationfrancaise.fr/ouvrages/9782110097675-l-union-europeenne

cee6Boussaguet, Laurie, Jacquot, Sophie, Ravinet, Pauline, (dir.). Une “French touch” dans l’analyse des politiques publiques ? Paris : Presses de Sciences Po, 2015. 440 p.

Réunissant les réflexions de politistes et sociologues français et internationaux parmi les plus reconnus, cet ouvrage propose un état des lieux de la discipline des politiques publiques en s’appuyant sur les travaux fondateurs de Pierre Muller, qui a fortement contribué à sa reconnaissance et à son développement.

À partir de thèmes fondateurs de la science politique, tels que la domination, la démocratie, la place des acteurs dans les processus politiques ou le gouvernement des sociétés complexes, les auteur(e)s posent la question d’une spécificité française dans l’analyse de l’action publique. Supposée mais rarement discutée en profondeur, cette French touch existe-t-elle et si oui, en quoi consiste-t-elle ?

Cet ouvrage offre une vision panoramique des développements méthodologiques, conceptuels et pratiques de ce champ de recherche particulièrement dynamique. En conclusion, Pierre Muller livre des éléments d’analyse inédits sur la question du changement de l’action publique ainsi que de nouvelles pistes de recherche.

http://www.pressesdesciencespo.fr/en/livre/?GCOI=27246100018300

cee 7Green, Jeremy, Hay, Colin, Taylor-Gooby, Peter, (dir.). The British Growth Crisis: The Search for a New Model. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 344 p. (Série: Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy).

Britain remains mired in the most severe and prolonged economic crisis that it has faced since the 1930s. The financial crash of 2007 brought British growth to a sharp halt, while the subsequent double-dip recession has eaten away at living standards and dampened future prospects. In such a context the question of growth has acquired a renewed urgency, taking centre stage within British politics. Britain’s old growth model, based on asset price inflation in the housing market and cheap consumer credit, is now defunct. But, as yet, no credible alternative has been proposed. The old growth model is dying but a new one has yet to be born. The crisis has raised many questions about the future of British growth. Is the attempt to reduce deficits and lower debt the right strategy to foster long-term recovery? Can a new approach deliver growth that is socially and environmentally sustainable? And what can be done to ensure the benefits of growth are shared more evenly in the future? This important collection of essays by leading commentators seeks to provide some much-needed answers.

http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/the-british-growth-crisis-jeremy-green/?K=9781137441515

cee8Hefftler, Claudia, Neuhold, Christine, Rozenberg, Olivier, et al, (dir.). The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 792 p.

The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union offers a comprehensive picture of the European activities of national parliaments in all the 28 member states of the EU. In the aftermath of the Lisbon Treaty, it questions whether national legislatures do matter in European governance. With contributions from both academics and practitioners, this volume integrates the latest constitutional and legal developments as well as the consequences of the economic crisis in every country in the EU. Special emphasis is also placed on the actual parliamentary practices relating to European affairs. In addition, the volume includes some cross-sectional entries on key issues such as parliamentary administration and inter-parliamentary cooperation. By covering a large number of aspects and cases, this collection provides a unique source for assessing the degree of actual parliamentary and democratic control of the European governance at the domestic level.

http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/the-palgrave-handbook-of-national-parliaments-and-the-european-union-claudia-hefftler/?K=9781137289124

 

Articles in peer review

Boisseuil, Clément. Paris défaite, Paris refaite : redéfinir la gentrification. EspacesTemps.net. octobre 2014.

http://www.espacestemps.net/articles/paris-defaite-paris-refaite-redefinir-la-gentrification/

Cavalin, Catherine, Rosental, Paul-Andre, Vincent, Michel,  et alWire brushing wood furniture associated, granulomatosis and microscopic mineralogical analysis. Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis and Difusse Lung Diseases. October 2014, vol 31, n° 3, p. 262-264. http://www.mattioli1885.com/onlinejournals/index.php/sarcoidosis/article/view/3507/2951

Bakker, Ryan, Edwards, Erica, Rovny, Jan, et al. Anchoring the Experts: Using Vignettes to Compare Party Ideology Across Countries. Research & Politics. November 2014.

http://rap.sagepub.com/content/1/3/2053168014553502

Barwick, Christine. Beyond the Deficit Perspective: Family Ties and Residential Choice of Upwardly Mobile Turkish-Germans. Sociologia Urbana e rurale. December 2014, n° 105, p. 20-35.

http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/Scheda_Rivista.aspx?IDArticolo=52667&idRivista=54&lingua=en

Dehousse, Renaud and Rozenberg, Olivier. There has been a substantial drop in EU legislative output since 2010. In LSE Blogs. February 2015. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2015/02/03/there-has-been-a-substantial-drop-in-eu-legislative-output-since-2010/.

Faucher, Florence. Leadership Elections: What is at Stake for Parties? A Comparison of the British Labour Party and the Parti Socialiste. Parliamentary Affairs. December 2014.

http://pa.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/12/07/pa.gsu026.abstract

 

Articles

Duvoux,  Nicolas, Palier, Bruno, Gomel, Bernard,  et al. Quelle réforme pour le revenu de solidarité active et la Prime pour l’emploi ?  Débats du LIEPP. octobre 2014, n° 1, p. 1-32.

http://spire.sciencespo.fr/hdl:/2441/1p20hvg1go8ikav97pnp6m7hab/resources/liepp-debatsliepp-1.pdf

Berry, Craig et Hay, Colin. The Great British ‘Rebalancing’ Act: The Construction and Implementation of an Economic Imperative for Exceptional Times. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. December 2014.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-856X.12063/abstract

Favell, Adrian. Islands for Life: Artistic Responses to Post-Bubble Japan. Urban China. 2015, n° 68, p. 90-93.

http://spire.sciencespo.fr/hdl:/2441/6ruvsvt7f186c9tug1mih26uun/resources/urban-china-islands-for-life-1.pdf

Full transcript of interview in English available : http://cee.sciences-po.fr/images/stories/publications/Urban_China_Interview_Transcript_Adrian_Favell_FINAL_CLEAN.pdf

Carbonnier, Clément, Palier, Bruno, Touzet, Chloé,  et al. Coût d’opportunité des politiques d’emploi en France : ce qu’on pourrait faire de mieux au même prix. LIEPP Policy Brief. janvier 2015, n° 16.

http://spire.sciencespo.fr/hdl:/2441/7kc5rcisuf9nea3g4ncpksd6jn/resources/liepp-pb16-carbonnier-et-al.pdf

Vitale, Tommaso. Les politiques locales face aux Roms : entre réification, effets de visibilité et reconnaissance. Métropolitiques. 4 février 2015.

http://www.metropolitiques.eu/Les-politiques-locales-face-aux.html

 

Report

Hay, Colin, Alexander, Jon, Alibhai-Brown, Yasmin, et al. Changing Politics: Towards a New Democracy. Windsor: Political Studies Association, 2015. 22 p.

http://www.stgeorgeshouse.org/consultations/social-and-ethical-consultations/recent-consultations/changing-politics-towards-a-new-democracy/

Publications of the Centre d’études européennes : Les cahiers européens de Sciences Po

Jegen, Maya. Energy policy in the European Union: the power and limits of discourse, Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2014

Since the 1990s, the European Commission has pushed for the liberalization of European electricity and gas markets, gradually linked energy and climate policies, and asked for a common voice in energy relations with third parties. This paper documents how the Commission constructed a “competitive, sustainable and secure (CSS)” frame in order to justify its intervention in a policy domain which member states used to consider as a purely domestic one. To analyze the effectiveness of this discursive strategy, I propose a simple model that includes the Commission’s framing (ideas), the Member State’s energy situation (interests), and the existence of an EU regulatory space (institutions). How these three elements combine, strengthen or undermine each other helps explain how far the Commission was able to push its agenda. Comparing Germany, France and Poland, I show that the Commission’s strategy was successful to the extent that it changed the discourse of member states. But due to important institutional and economic limits, policy implementation is uneven. Despite the Ukraine crisis, weak implementation remains striking with regards to energy external relations.

http://cee.sciences-po.fr/en/publications/les-cahiers-europeens/2014.html

 

Fabbrini, Sergio. The constitutional conundrum of the European Union: Sources, features and outcomes

Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2014

The Lisbon Treaty is the expression of several constitutional compromises. The compromise between different (supranational and intergovernmental) views of the Union, the compromise between member states engaged in building the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and those allowed to opt-out of it and the compromise, within the EMU, between a centralized approach to monetary policy and decentralized economic policies. The euro crisis has called into question this multiple constitutional compromises. The balance between supranational and intergovernmental views has been upset in favour of the former. The approval of new intergovernmental treaties has formalized the separation of interests between EMU and opt-out member states. The voluntary coordination between national governments has brought to hierarchical inter-state relations in economic governance. The European Union has entered a constitutional conundrum. Two outcomes of the conundrum are thus considered: the renewal of an internal differentiated EU and the formation of different organizations, although the management of the conundrum through a muddling-through approach might emerge as the only viable strategy.