Publications Sciences Po CEE, November 2013-May 2014

Logo CEEBagarella, Giacomo, Defense Retrenchment in Europe: The Advantages of a Collaborative Reponse to Relative Decline and Economic Crisis, Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2013, November 2013, 30 p.

This article examines the military retrenchment of regional powers in the face of a sudden economic crisis, thus distinguishing itself from mainstream scholarship, which has focused on single hegemonic powers undergoing relative decline. Collective action theory suggests that actors seeking to obtain a common good … Read more

Articles in peer review

Favell, Adrian, The fourth freedom. Theories of migration and mobilities in ‘neo-liberal’ Europe, European Journal of Social Theory, May 2014, vol 17, n° 2. Read here

Hay, Colin, Depoliticisation as process, governance as practice: what did the ‘first wave’ get wrong and do we need a ‘second wave’ to put it right?, Policy and Politics, April 2014, vol 42, n° 2, p. 293-311. Read here

Kostelka, Filip, The State of Political Participation in Post-Communist Democracies: Low but Surprisingly Little Biased Citizen Engagement, Europe-Asia Studies, May 2014, On line. Read here

Laïdi, Zaki, Towards a post-hegemonic world: The multipolar threat to the multilateral order, International Politics, April 2014, vol 51, p. 350-365. Read here

Laïdi, Zaki, Un traité transatlantique pour quoi faire?, Esprit, March 2014, p. 11-15. Read here

Editorships of Special Issues 

revue de l'OFCEBlot, Christophe, Rozenberg, Olivier, Saraceno, Francesco et al, (dir.), Reforming Europe, Revue de l’OFCE – Debates and Policies, May 2014, n° 134, 260 p.

Europe is experiencing a threefold crisis with economic, institutional as well as political dimensions. The crisis is first economic as European countries have endured the most severe recession since World War Two. This recession exposed the weaknesses of European governance, i.e. of the macroeconomic policies but also of the EU institutions. A crisis of trust results from those events. Indeed, the difficulties to overcome the crisis have caused a drop in European citizens’ support towards the EU. In this context, the on-going public debate is monopolized by the two extreme positions of self-satisfaction and Euroscepticism. The former has its roots in the fact that the reforms implemented during the crisis have enabled the euro and the EU to survive. At the opposite, the depth of the crisis has fed Eurosceptic views arguing in favour of restoring national currencies as well as the primacy of domestic norms. The contributions of this volume tend to reject both visions. Our ambition is indeed to feed the public debate by exploring different possibilities of reform for the EU. Given the multidimensional nature of the on-going crisis, a multidisciplinary approach is followed throughout this special issue in order to grasp the political, legal and economic aspects of the debate.

Books(Covers in attachment named with the title of the book)

 Agir dans un monde incertainBarthe, Yannick, Callon, Michel & Lascoumes, Pierre, Agir dans un monde incertain : Essai sur la démocratie technique, Edition révisée, Paris : Le Seuil, 2014. 448 p.

Des déchets radioactifs aux ondes électromagnétiques en passant par les OGM, les inquiétudes et les controverses se multiplient qui mettent en cause le monopole des experts sur l’orientation des décisions politiques relatives aux questions technologiques. Loin de déplorer une crise de confiance, les auteurs de ce livre analysent les nouvelles relations entre savoir et pouvoir qui émergent de ces débats. Refusant les traditionnelles oppositions entre spécialistes et profanes, professionnels de la politique et citoyens ordinaires, ils tirent profit des expériences existantes pour tracer les contours d’une démocratie technique et imaginer des dispositifs de décision capables de répondre à ces nouveaux défis.

Lascoumes, Pierre & Le Galès, Patrick, Sociología de la acción pública, Mexico : El colegio de México, 2014, 142 p.

Publicado por primera vez en 2007, este libro plantea un enfoque para comprender las dinámicas y transformaciones asociadas a la movilización e involucramiento de los cada vez más numerosos actores económicos y sociales, territoriales y transnacionales en la acción del Estado. Para ello, los autores parten de dos preguntas fundamentales: ¿Qué es una política pública? ¿Un mandato procedente de una autoridad central con el fin de resolver un problema en nombre del bien común; o bien, un vasto espacio de negociación entre una multitud de actores privados y públicos? ¿Cómo cambian las políticas públicas? ¿Por movilizaciones sociales que demandan una regulación pública; o bien, en función de contextos institucionales que formatean esas demandas según sus lógicas internas?

Les cahiers européens de Sciences PoHay, Colin, Smith, Martin & Richards, David (dir.), Institutional Crisis in 21st Century Britain, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 344 p.

In the 21st Century, a ‘perfect storm’ appears to have engulfed may of Britain’s most important institutions’. The list of those it has enveloped is extensive, but headline acts would include – the banking sector for malpractice, Parliament for its expenses scandal, the media for phone-hacking and the police for duplicity and corruption. It raises a fundamental question of whether there is an endemic and fundamental crisis in British political, economic and social institutions or instead simply a set of contingent events that have been discursively constructed and presented as a collective crisis? This volume offer the first major, wholesale consideration of the extent to which a crisis of legitimacy has taken root in Britain’s key institutions. It does so by exploring the nature of crisis across a diverse range of institutions, assessing the accuracy of the ‘crisis’ label and crucially considers whether a set of shared underlying pathologies exist that has led to a point of collective crisis and the need for fundamental renewal.