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Une troisième voie entre l’État et le marché

A third way between the State and the market

Discussion with Elinor Ostrom


M. Antona, F. Bousquet

Edition 2017

Following the trip to France by the 2009 Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences, Elinor Ostrom, the authors of this work set out her teaching based on her direct interactions with the public. It is an entire critique of conventional economic theories that is expressed and a renewal of social sciences thinking that is taking place. Elinor Ostrom developed an alternative path to the State and the market in her work and experiences; this targeted desirable trajectories for the social and ecological systems.


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Encore carnivores demain ?

You’re still carnivorous?

When eating animals raises everyday questions


J. Porcher, O. Néron de Surgy , P. Légasse

Edition 2017

Entre interdire des pratiques telles que la vivisection, la corrida, la chasse ou l’abattage et nous priver de bons rôtis, pour beaucoup il y a un fossé ! Pour d’autres, il faut bannir toute utilisation d’animaux, même pour se nourrir…

Grâce au concours d’une douzaine d’experts, ce livre expose les problèmes et les bienfaits dont la domestication est la source, permet d’y voir clair dans la cacophonie des discours sur « l’élevage » et esquisse des scénarios de changement dans notre alimentation et dans nos relations avec les animaux pour les prochaines décennies. 


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Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms

Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms


M. Hermitte

Edition 2016

This book discusses how living resources are protected legally in France. It starts by tracing the history of intellectual rights and conditions for patenting inventions. It then focuses on how the processing industries have become interested in living organisms (from seeds to biotechnologies). Lastly, it looks into how the public authorities have intervened in the legal process, thus creating piece-meal systems on the right of living organisms.


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Penser comme un rat

Penser comme un rat


V. Despret

Edition 2016

Que signifie l'épreuve du labyrinthe pour un rat ? Le fait de chercher à comprendre le point de vue des animaux pourrait inciter les chercheurs à modifier leurs pratiques.


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Valeurs de la biodiversité et systemes écosystémiques

Values of the biodiversity and ecosystem services

Interdisciplinary perspectives


V. Maris, H. Levrel, P. Roche, I. Geijzendorffer

Edition 2016

As pressure continues to increase on natural environments, work on the multiple values of the biodiversity and ecosystem services can help in understanding better the interactions between nature and society, anticipating the disruptions to come and designing appropriate measures for dealing with them. This book fuels the society debate on our relationship with nature and underlines the major questions that should be at the heart of biodiversity research policies in the years to come.


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La science au pluriel

Science In The Plural

Epistemological Essay For The Involved Sciences


L. Coutellec

Edition 2015

The author proposes a critical reflection on what he calls involved science. This refers to science which acknowledges its responsibility and is aware of consequences, science that entertains the possibility of questioning its aims and does not invoke axiological neutrality in order to assert its objectivity. Involved science seeks to share knowledge and the power stemming from that knowledge. The author takes on the challenge of providing science with a new democratic principle which, rather than free it from the social turmoil in which it appears to be entangled, allows it to think in the plural within the depth of its radical involvement in reality.


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Nature for Sale

Nature for Sale

The Limits of Ecosystem Services


V. Maris

Edition 2014

This book highlights the limits of the ecosystem service approach to measure and assess in monetary terms the ecosystems and how the human race uses them. The author shows how this approach has boosted and multiplied the attempts at monetary evaluation of the biodiversity. Exploiting and then quantifying Nature through monetary assessment are part of a Nature merchandising dynamic with conservation strategies built on market logics.


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For a Literary Interpretation of Scientific Controversies

For a Literary Interpretation of Scientific Controversies


Y. Citton

Edition 2013

How can scientists participate in the controversies raised by certain technical developments? By injecting a literary sensitivity into this participation. This is what this work argues. Through illustrations like a poem by Henri Michaux or a statement by a GMO crop destruction campaigner, Yves Citton investigates how scientists can take part in public and civil debates and help to move away from the confrontation of disciplines, fields and opinions.


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Sciences Otherwise

Sciences Otherwise

Elements of philosophy for use by curious researcherscurieux


F. Grison

Edition 2011

The author uses work by philosophers of science to show that science is the expression or image of the culture from which it is born. Constructed to raise the awareness of researchers to philosophical thinking, the book step by step presents the links between science and the human society which conceives it. It invites the reader to assume and go beyond his scientific knowledge in his own society.


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Bullfighting Without Death?

Bullfighting Without Death?


J. Porcher, C. Pereira

Edition 2011

Bullfighting - you are either for or against, there is no happy medium. Moving away from this dichotomy, the author views bullfighting from the angle of working with the animals. Is bullfighting possible without death?


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