Research

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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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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