Home Fondapol » Studies » Ideas, values »

  • Author: Stuart Bell
  • 26 décembre 2011
  • Europe

What future for the European left ?

Sir Stuart Bell, member of the supervisory board of the Fondation pour l’innovation politique, labour member of Parliament studies the future of the European Left. Lire la suite

  • Author: Fondapol
  • 14 juillet 2010
  • Ideas, values

Iran: civil revolution?

What exactly happened in Iran in June 2009? Why, when Ahmadinejad’s election in 2005 failed to spark any protests, did the Iranian people take to the streets after his re-election four years later? What are the precise characteristics of the … Lire la suite

  • Author: Raphaël Wintrebert
  • 6 février 2009
  • Ideas, values

Measuring Happiness

Is it necessary, or even feasible, to measure a country’s wealth in other ways than by its GDP? After being a fad in the 1970s and neglected during the 1980s and 1990s, “welfare” studies are once again in the spotlight. … Lire la suite

  • Author: Frédéric Rouvillois
  • 6 février 2009
  • Ideas, values

Should We Reform Institutions or Inaugurate a New French Republic? The Bel Report: Its Limitations and Omissions

On 8 February 2007, Senator Jean-Pierre Bel, President of the French Senate’s Socialist Group, released his report on institutional reform. These proposals addressing all constitutional issues under the title “Pour une Nouvelle République,” have raised questions, doubts and concerns analyzed … Lire la suite

  • Author: Bernard Stiegler
  • 6 février 2009
  • Ideas, values

Public Opinion As a Market: Telecracy v. Democracy

On 3 April 2007, the Fondation pour l’innovation politique held a roundtable on “Public Opinion As a Market: Telecracy v. Democracy” within the framework of monthly political lectures led by Prof. Dominique Lecourt. On this occasion, philosopher Bernard Stiegler, Director … Lire la suite

  • Author: Elvire Fabry
  • 20 janvier 2009
  • Ideas, values

Would civil society be better represented with the proportional system? European Experiences and the French Scenario

French citizens are increasingly dissatisfied with the representative system, whether in terms of election procedures or of the relatively stagnant choice of candidates from a professionalized political class. How can France manage to better represent society through its elective system? … Lire la suite

  • Author: Fondapol
  • 20 janvier 2009
  • Ideas, values

Promoting political innovation through values and people: Activity Report 2005-2006

In the course of its first two years of existence, the Foundation set out its values and principles: the primacy of freedom and individual initiative; patience and independence. Without them, no enterprise, no research and no emulation would be possible. … Lire la suite

  • Author: François Ewald
  • 8 octobre 2008
  • Ideas, values

An Ambition for French People: Transform Globalization in Civilization

François Ewald’s essay was part of Fondation pour l’innovation politique address to the French presidential candidates. In the essay, Ewald expressed both a feeling of rebellion and an ambition to reverse France’s lag behind other nations, having been caught off-guard … Lire la suite

  • Author: Dominique Lecourt
  • 7 octobre 2008
  • Ideas, values

Guidelines for Renewing Democracy

In Raymond Boudon’s keynote address to a conference organised by the Fondation pour l’innovation politique in January 2007 he outlined the practical consequences of the theory he had developed in his recent work, Renouveler la démocratie. Éloge du sens commun … Lire la suite

  • Author: Jocelyn Maclure
  • 3 octobre 2008
  • Ideas, values

Reasonable Accommodation and Recognition as an Integration Policy Tool

In their final report, the members of the French Stasi Commission keep referring and favorably so, to the standard of “ reasonable accommodation” pertaining to the cultural and religious diversity developed in Canada. This borrowed phrase however, is the outcome … Lire la suite