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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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Evaluation du travail a l'epreuve du reel

L'évaluation du travail à l'épreuve du réel

Critique des fondements de l'évaluation


C. Dejours

Edition 2016

L'évaluation est à la base des nouvelles méthodes de management et d'organisation du travail mais aussi source de difficultés théoriques et techniques. Est-il possible de dégager les principes d'une évaluation rationnelle de l'activité humaine ?


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agriculture et développement durable

Agriculture and Sustainable Development

Guide for the Multi-Criteria Assessment


J. Lairez, P. Feschet, J. Aubin, C. Bockstaller, I. Bouvarel

Edition 2015

Animal and plant production systems must propose new production models nowadays to contribute to the sustainable development of the planet. This educational and didactic methods guide can be used for a multi-criteria assessment of the sustainability of agriculture. How to choose the method and tools best suited to each situation? How and why to develop your own assessment method? How to consider agriculture in its different dimensions and scales? What are the pitfalls to be avoided?


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Ecologisation des politiques publiques et des pratiques agricoles

Ecologisation of Public Policies and Agricultural Practices


C. Napoléone

Edition 2014

In a context of "ecological ambition" for agriculture, this package presents a broader view of the concept of ecologisation, the tools developed to put it into practice and the conditions for its implementation in various production systems. It lends itself to analysing private initiatives in favour of ecologisation, by both the market players and the civil society (Amap - French organic market gardening association, for example).


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Knowledge Market

Knowledge Market

Neoliberalism, Teaching and Research


L. Busch

Edition 2014

This work attempts to trace the links between neoliberalism and the restructuring of universities and research institutes. Having observed the numerous crises faced by higher education and research, the author shows how the neoliberal version of economics has been used to alter the means of undertaking and assessing public research, teaching and commitment. He describes the resulting transformations and argues his own position against them in this complex debate. Lastly, having paid particular attention to the ways that have not been taken, he concludes: for whom and why do we need knowledge? What type of future society do we wish?


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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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The Daily Life of the Researcher

The Daily Life of the Researcher

Chasing Ghosts?


C. Gaucherel

Edition 2013

The author offers here a compendium of opinions, both frivolous and serious, on science and sometimes scientific activity as currently performed. It has three complementary sections. The first texts give a critical, yet frivolous vision of the study of the nature surrounding us. Several disciplines belonging to the broad environmental area are addressed. The second section places man in this nature; the discussions centre on thoughts linked to our relationship with nature. The third and final section scrutinises in more detail this special interface between nature and culture which is the remit of scientific research. Some aspects of the activity of researcher, usually less commented on in the literature, are recounted.


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Reaction-diffusion Models for Spatial Ecology

Reaction-diffusion Models for Spatial Ecology

With Instructor-led Exercises


L. Roques

Edition 2013

The main goal of the book is to provide keys in the effective use of spatio-temporal models of reaction-diffusion differential equations, to respond to modern problems of population biology. This approach may thus help the mathematician in speculating. It will also help the biologist to construct models using advanced mathematical tools.


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Economic Assessment of Stress at Work

Economic Assessment of Stress at Work


M. Lassagne, J. Perriard, A. Rozan, C. Trontin

Edition 2012

At a time when a real "occupational distress market" is opening out, it is crucial to provide the interested parties with keys to understanding that will help them to make strategic choices or envisage prevention actions. This book, the only one in French, presents and compares the various economic analysis methods of occupational health (professional stress) and explains how "figures" are put on the consequences of stress at work.


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Farms, Farmer Strategies and Public Policies

Farms, Farmer Strategies and Public Policies

Contributions by the Olympe Model


É. Penot

Edition 2012

This book is the culmination of several years of research by teams of widely-differing origins. All the researchers found themselves facing a few common questions: how to design and use a software model to understand farmer strategies? How to quantify a farm's inputs and outputs and, more globally, how to estimate the impact of changes in technical choices on the operation of farms in France and in the developing world?


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