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Décider de ne pas décider

Deciding not to decide

What makes it so difficult?


M. Claessens

Edition 2016

More and more frequently, in politics and in science and technology, we no longer take decisions or there are no decisions to take. Nuclear energy, climate change, GMOs... all areas where we fail to take decisions and where sometimes they can no longer be taken.

Several types of non-decisions are presented in this small book. In some cases they are a way (often trivial) of actually taking a decision. In others they are the result of mechanisms in which new globalised technologies play an essential role and ensure their deployment at all levels of society.


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Strategy, Ignorance and Scientific Method in the Debates

Strategy, Ignorance and Scientific Method in the Debates


J. Pujol, C. Albertini

Edition 2014

This file covers the scientific controversies and debates that pass through both the microcosm of researchers and the rest of the so-called "civil" society. It addresses the question of ignorance and its value in the scientific and ethical controversies that is frequently exploited by the scientific experts to exonerate them from their mistakes or by the private interests of major industrial groups to instill doubt over risks that they deem unproven.


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Food Behaviours

Food Behaviours

Consumer Choices and Nutritional Policies


Ouvrage collectif

Edition 2012

What roles do the feeling of hunger, the composition of foods, social standards, education, income, advertising, etc., for example, play in consumer behaviour? Which public action levers could be used to make these consumers adopt nutritional recommendations that would encourage them to stay healthy. This compilation of scientific expertise makes the knowledge acquired on these questions in a wide range of disciplines (epidemiology, nutrition, food science, psychology, sociology and economics) available to decision makers and the general public.


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Les fruits et legumes dans l'alimentation

Les fruits et legumes dans l'alimentation

Issues and Factors Determining Consumption


M. Padilla, P. Combris, M. Amiot-Carlin, F. Caillavet, M. Causse, J. Dallongeville, C. Renard, L. Soler

Edition 2008

The aim of this scientific appraisal was to inform the authorities of what needs to be done to achieve the dual objective of providing production chains with economic support and protecting public health.


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Entre savoir et décision, l'expertise scientifique

Entre savoir et décision, l'expertise scientifique


P. Roqueplo

Edition 2006

Increasingly, researchers will be required to contribute advice that will help policy-makers make informed decisions. The development of this specific activity is such that it is now being regarded as a remit of the researcher's task. The author ...


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De l'expertise scientifique au risque négocié. Le cas du risque en montagne

De l'expertise scientifique au risque négocié. Le cas du risque en montagne


G. Decrop

Edition 1997

Many different types of organisations now include risk management within their range of activities. Since the legitimacy of the specialist is linked to his or her affiliation with the scientific community, the right to error or doubt is constantly ...


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