Research

BIG TECH DOMINANCE (2): A BARRIER TO TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION?

on December 10th, 2018

Anti-competitive practices reveal that big tech companies no longer have any qualms about using their dominant position to oust competitors, preventing innovative firms from entering the market and thus consolidating their hegemony at the expense of the rest of society. A vicious circle is clearly at work, whereby their huge cash reserves highlighted in the […]

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BIG TECH DOMINANCE (1): THE NEW FINANCIAL TYCOONS

on December 10th, 2018

American big tech companies are either idolized when they launch new products or vilified for their influence over our everyday lives, massive use of personal data, and low tax contributions. However, one issue remains largely concealed – their increasing influence over global finance. Their unprecedented commercial success over the past twenty years has enabled them […]

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PENSIONI : LEZIONI DELLE RIFORME ITALIANE

on December 5th, 2018

Mentre la Francia si prepara a un’importante riforma strutturale del proprio sistema previdenziale, l’esperienza italiana in merito può apportare un certo numero di insegnamenti che il presente scritto si propone di approfondire. Ripercorrendo le origini e lo sviluppo del sistema pensionistico italiano, dalla creazione della prima forma di assicurazione obbligatoria nel 1898 alle recenti riforme […]

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The French against the crisis of democracy: Immigration, Populism, Trump, Europe…

on September 21st, 2018

Between the fear of globalization, rejection of immigration, rise of Islamism and populism, in a context of upheaval in the world’s order, relations between Europe and the United States are suffering through the most important crisis in their history. The weakening of the transatlantic relationship, multilateralism, NATO, as well as the divisions within the European […]

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“SWEDEN DEMOCRATS”: AN ANTI-IMMIGRATION VOTE

on August 28th, 2018

The electoral behavior of Swedes in the parliamentary elections of September 9th, 2018 will provide new insights into the state of public opinion in a Europe facing the challenges of immigration and integration. This paper discusses the “Sweden Democrats”, a nationalist and anti-immigration party whose breakthrough in 2010 has been confirmed; the author analyzes the […]

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SWEDES AND IMMIGRATION: END OF THE CONSENSUS? (2)

on August 28th, 2018

Considered the great reference of the European social democratic model, Sweden has long enjoyed a solid reputation as a country with political consensus. However, the country now seems to be facing new challenges. Of particular note is the emergence of new forms of crime that have been fostered by the development of social exclusion zones […]

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SWEDES AND IMMIGRATION: END OF HOMOGENEITY? (1)

on August 28th, 2018

The history of immigration in Sweden is unique. This country has long remained a homogenous society until recent yet massive immigration significantly altered its demographic composition. Over the past 20 years, Sweden’s share of its non-western population has increased from 2% to 15% of the total population, an unprecedented increase in Sweden’s history. The French […]

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What next for democracy?

on November 15th, 2017

Edited by Dominique Reynié – November 2017 Fondation pour l’innovation politique, Paris, 2017, 320 pages “What next for democracy?” is available here The democratic world is showing signs of increasing weakness, a process that has now been taking place for several years. Rising abstention rates, the significant vote share achieved by populist parties, and the crisis affecting […]

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DIGITAL SOVEREIGNTY – STEPS TOWARDS A NEW SYSTEM OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE

on February 2nd, 2017

Just how omnipotent will GAFA become in terms of accessing and processing our personal data? The convenience of voluntary servitude comes at a price – the exposure of our habits, purchasing and health. Since the Wikileaks revelations, the commodity of data has become a resource coveted and envied by governments and companies. A new ecosystem […]

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A diverse community: a portrait of France’s Muslims

on July 29th, 2016

Islam has regularly been the focus of public debate in France for over twenty years. While the existence of a Muslim community is a widely held notion in public opinion, the reality is more complicated. Is Ummah, or a community of faith, which is a key Islamic concept, reflected in everyday life? This paper seeks […]

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