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Alain Bertho : Le temps des révoltes

Share the post "Alain Bertho : Le temps des révoltes" Alors que les manifestations et les révoltes se multiplient au niveau mondial depuis deux ans, notre stagiaire Justin Saint-Loubert-Bié a interviewé Alain Bertho, professeur d’anthropologie à l’Université de Paris 8 et expert sur les révoltes, la mondialisation et l’altermondialisme. La conversation porta sur son essai Les enfants du chaos : Essai sur le temps des martyrs (Éditions La Découverte, 2016) et son...

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Revue de Presse: July 26

Share the post "Revue de Presse: July 26" H-Diplo brings together a roundtable featuring four reviews of Iain Stewart’s book, Raymond Aron and Liberal Thought in the Twentieth Century. Aron is often characterized as a “Cold War liberal,” but Stewart adds nuance to this label by reading Aron’s oeuvre though the lens of “liberalism” in general and the French liberal tradition in particular. Joshua L. Cherniss praises Stewart’s distinction between “Cold War liberalism”...

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There is little evidence citizens with populist attitudes are less democratic

A great deal of research has been conducted on the impact of populist parties on democracy, but do populist voters think differently about democracy than the rest of the electorate? Drawing on recent research, Andrej Zaslove, Bram Geurkink, Kristof Jacobs and Agnes Akkerman explain that individuals with populist attitudes are slightly more in favour of democracy, less likely to protest, and more supportive of referendums and deliberative forms of political participation than those who are...

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La nation est-elle une forme politique ?

Share the post "La nation est-elle une forme politique ?" Ceci est le premier texte dans notre échange sur Slow Démocratie, par David Djaïz (Editions Allary, 2019).  Le livre de David Djaïz dresse un tableau clair et pédagogique de la déstabilisation de la démocratie européenne par quarante ans de mondialisation néolibérale. La synthèse proposée est efficace et utile ; elle s’appuie sur nombre de travaux scientifiques importants (en économie, sociologie et science...

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Focus : Slow Démocratie

Share the post "Focus : Slow Démocratie" L’« euphorie » de la mondialisation est derrière nous. Après quatre décennies d’exaltation d’un monde plus ouvert, prospère, interdépendant et interconnecté – une terre plate, une planète sans frontières – force est de constater que cette vision était une mirage. Nous qui avons vécu la crise financière de 2008, la crise démocratique à partir de 2016 et les multiples crises écologiques et sanitaires à venir, ne pourrons jamais...

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Do populist parties increase electoral participation?

While many observers view the rise of populism as a negative development for democracy, other authors have suggested populist parties might boost political participation by attracting disaffected citizens who do not normally vote. Drawing on a new study, Arndt Leininger and Maurits J. Meijers find evidence that in Central and Eastern Europe the presence of populist parties is associated with a rise in turnout. However, in Western Europe, there is no such effect, indicating that context...

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Revue de Presse: 14 juin

Share the post "Revue de Presse: 14 juin" De simples réformes cosmétiques concernant les méthodes et la légitimité de la police aux États-Unis ne pourront jamais faire face à l’ampleur du problème de la violence policière, selon Jocelyn Simonson. Dans un article pour la Boston Review, elle explique qu’il faudra une redistribution transformative du pouvoir entre la police et les communautés qu’elle est censée servir. Mais il ne sera pas suffisant que des technocrates...

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The uncomfortable truths about populism

Populist politicians are often accused of spreading misinformation, but does this tell the full story? Francesco Duina writes that while there is no question many populists stretch the truth, they also owe their success to their willingness to accurately describe the way millions of people actually feel and act. Anyone interested in opposing populist politicians must be prepared to deal directly with the uncomfortable truths that they voice. Reflecting on Trump’s recent press conferences on...

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Revue de Presse: May 31

Share the post "Revue de Presse: May 31" Marilynne Robinson fears Americans are plagued by a sense of scarcity. Her latest piece in the New York Review of Books asks if Americans used to be more optimistic because they were less prone to zero-sum thinking. Economic frameworks dominate not just markets and politics but also US universities. Ironically, Americans pride themselves on their entrepreneurialism—but they need a French word to describe their independent...

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Populist party supporters: Informed, uninformed or misinformed?

Supporters of populist parties are often portrayed as politically naïve or misinformed, but to what extent does this image reflect reality? Drawing on a new study, Stijn van Kessel, Javier Sajuria and Steven M. Van Hauwaert present evidence that populist party supporters are not less informed than supporters of other parties. However, supporters of right-wing populist parties had a greater tendency to give incorrect answers to political knowledge questions, suggesting there are key...

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