Research

TOWARDS PERSONALISED PRICING IN THE DIGITAL ERA?

on December 9th, 2019

Setting different prices for the same product is a practice as old as the retail trade: we see this everyday, whether through price reductions for youths, air ticket prices varying according to the dates they are booked, or prices differentiating depending on the store location. These practices of “price discrimination” have so far been accepted […]

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MEETING THE ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHALLENGE IN EUROPE: 5 THINK TANKS’ PROPOSALS

on December 4th, 2019

This report is the result of a cooperation between five French and European think tanks. Initially published in French in May 2019, its purpose was to inform debate prior to the European elections. With the new European Commission taking office, it is now translated and published in English, to provide new insights and proposals to […]

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ISLAMIST TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE WORLD 1979-2019

on November 18th, 2019

Since the Red Army’s invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the world has been shaken by jihadist terrorism. In forty years, Islamist terrorist attacks have multiplied, reaching as far as the heart of Western countries, New York, Madrid, London, Paris, but also Moscow, etc. By instilling feelings of fear and mistrust, through indiscriminate violence and its […]

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2022 THE POPULIST RISK IN FRANCE

on November 6th, 2019

The 2017 presidential election was marked by an anti-establishment vote of an unprecedented magnitude in our electoral history. Since then, far from ebbing, protest  seems to have become a permanent feature. Moreover, it has taken on multiple forms. In addition to the usual social movements, the Yellow Vests, the ZAD, the Animalists or climate change […]

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The imam is a woman

on October 16th, 2019

It was with emotion and pride that the team of the Fondation pour l’innovation politique attended the first mixed-gender Muslim prayer in Paris, France. Nearly ninety people were in attendance. Women and men alike, in near parity, prayed together. Wearing the hijab was not mandatory; half the women present did not wear one. The sermons […]

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THE SÉRALINI AFFAIR – THE DEAD-END OF AN ACTIVIST SCIENCE

on September 26th, 2019

In September 2012, Gilles-Éric Séralini and his colleagues’ alarmist article on the consumption of a GMO-type maize in the scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology was illustrated with monstrous tumours in rats, triggering a worldwide media wave, political reactions and a huge shock among scientists. Although it was gradually discredited, retracted from the journal, and […]

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2019 European Elections. The weight of the electorates compared to the electoral weight of the parliamentary groups

on July 17th, 2019

The Fondation pour l’innovation politique wished to reflect on the European elections in May 2019 by assessing the weight of electorates across the European constituency independently of the electoral weight represented by the parliamentary groups comprised post-election. Considering Europe as a constituency, the analysis of the European elections in May 2019 reveals the following results: […]

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مسجد مختلط لإسلام روحاني وتقدمي

on July 3rd, 2019

إن ظهور إسلام روحاني وتقدمي الذي تشجّعه مؤلفتا هذه المذكّرة أمر منتظر من طرف الكثير من الفرنسيين المسلمين، إنه يجسّد رغبة في الحرية في عقيدتهم ويضع معالم لرحلة روحانية تتغذى من الحداثة. تتجسّد هذه الرؤية في مشروع مسجد سيمرغ، في هذا المسجد يمكن للمرأة أن تكون إمام وتصلّي بالناس بما فيهم الرجال، الاختلاط مسموح بين […]

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AN INTEGRATED MOSQUE FOR A SPIRITUAL AND PROGRESSIVE ISLAM

on June 26th, 2019

The emergence of a spiritual and progressive Islam, promoted by the authors of this text, is desired by many French Muslims. They demand innovation and freedom in their faith, paving the way for a spiritual journey informed by modernity. This vision exists as part of a project creating a place of worship, the Simorgh mosque, […]

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NEW GLOBAL SURVEY – DEMOCRACIES UNDER PRESSURE – VOLUME I. THE ISSUES

on May 19th, 2019

The idea of democracy has revolutionized the world. It is based on a political order whose main feature is making the exercise of power subject to the consent of the governed. It spread across Europe in the 19th century, powering nations with the emancipating force of the peoples’ right to self-determination. During the 20th century […]

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