Ideas, values

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Anti-Semitic Attitudes in France: New Insights

on March 12th, 2015 | Europe

For more than 10 years, the Jews of France have been living in a state of anxiety. They no longer recognize France, the Republic they love, the country of human rights and of universalism. They see the resurgence of a dark side of the French experience that they had thought was eradicated forever. This report, presenting the findings of the surveys, helps us to gauge the level of anti-Semitism in the country and pinpoint those sectors of society that are most prone to espouse it.

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Laurence Daziano – The new wave of emerging countries

on November 5th, 2014

In 2001, an economist at Goldman Sachs coined the acronym BRICS to mark the entry of emerging countries into the global economy. The concept of emergence is now back in the ascendancy reflecting an international landscape which has undergone profound change. Since this concept emerged, classifications based on broad and sometimes vague criteria have been devised to identify new emerging countries.

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Iran: civil revolution?

on July 14th, 2010 | Europe

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 protest movement that emerged following the disputed 12 June 2009 election? Who were the young […]

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Measuring Happiness

on February 6th, 2009 | Europe

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. Their aim is to formulate indicators based either on individual subjective perception or on objective […]

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

on February 6th, 2009 | Europe

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 here by Frédéric Rouvillois.In this paper, the author provides an in-depth analysis of the Bel […]

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Public Opinion As a Market: Telecracy v. Democracy

on February 6th, 2009

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 of the Cultural Development Department of the Centre Pompidou (where he recently created the Institute […]

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

on January 20th, 2009 | Europe

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? What would it take to turn grassroot protest movements into constructive influence on public policies?This […]

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

on January 20th, 2009

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. With the help of ten full-time researchers and a stable pool of authors and consultants, […]

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An Ambition for French People: Transform Globalization in Civilization

on October 8th, 2008 | Europe

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 by the changes that have taken place in the world since the fall of the […]

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