Research

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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Unity in Diversity: a portrait of Europe’s Muslims

on July 29th, 2016

This paper examines the characteristics and values of Muslims in Europe based on accumulated data from the European Social Survey (ESS). Does the Muslim population share a uniform set of social and political values? Can differences be discerned between Muslims and non-Muslims? The data show that while the Muslim population exhibits special characteristics in relation […]

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The blockchain, or distributed trust

on June 8th, 2016

The greatest innovations result from new technological advances coinciding with a favourable sociological context that can transform these technologies into uses. In this sense, the blockchain is the product of, on the one hand, the convergence of asymmetric cryptography and distributed systems and, on the other hand, an opportune sociological climate.

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Companies governance and society needs

on June 6th, 2016

Companies are faced with both an imperative need and an unprecedented opportunity to renew themselves. It is widely acknowledged that businesses can play a major role in the search for reasoned growth, generating wellbeing and progress.

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Shiites and Sunnis – Is peace impossible?

on February 4th, 2016

Understanding the schism within Islam, its origin and nature has become a matter of urgency. This rift goes back to the origins of Islam when the Prophet's disputed succession and a series of civil wars gave rise to a majority group, later named Sunnis, and Shia minorities.

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