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Bio economy challenges and implementation: the european research organisations perspective

Bioeconomy challenges and implementation: the European research organisations’ perspective


E. Valceschini, P. Bergeret , U. Svedin

Edition 2018

This book focuses on opportunities and challenges in implementing a bioeconomy strategy from a research and education perspective. It draws on contributions presented during the 30th EURAGRI annual conference held in Tartu (Estonia) in September 2016, as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI.

 

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Emergence of infectious diseases

Emergence of infectious diseases

Risks and issues for societies


S. Morand, M. Figuié, F. Keck , C. Gilbert , N. Brender , F. Roger , P. Zylberman

Edition 2018

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, Ebola virus and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are increasingly attracting the attention of scientists, risk managers, the media and the general public. Specialists analyse the ecological, social, institutional and political dynamics associated with emerging infectious diseases. They discuss the challenges as well as the opportunities taken up by the stakeholders who must tackle these diseases.


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Paroles de chercheurs

The talk of scientists

Environment and interdisciplinarity


É. Brun , J. Ponge , J. Lefeuvre

Edition 2018

The mode of operation of institutional research plays a decisive role. We must still think a demand of research in tune with what scientists are expecting, particularly in the evaluation and exploitation of their results. The book gives a large part to the talk of scientists, which we gathered and analysed. It opens the way to better understand the conditions under which interdisciplinary research in environment (climate, biodiversity, energy, pollution ...) can succeed. It also demonstrates that there can be no success of an interdisciplinary project without compatibility and complementarity of the postures of the actors involved. It interests the scientists involved in interdisciplinary projects, who will find material to put into perspective their activity, research managers, territorial managers, politicians, NGOs, students, young researchers, who will discover testimonies of precursors impassioned by the interdisciplinary adventure.


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Gestion durable de l'eau urbaine

Sustainable urban water management

France-Brazil observations and discussions


B. Barraqué

Edition 2018

How do we face up to the issue of sustainable water management in major cities, be they in developed or emerging countries? This book compares situations in Brazil and France in considering the institutional, historical, economic and social aspects of water management.


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L'histoire de l'Inra, entre science et politique

The history of INRA – science and politics


E. Valceschini, P. Cornu, O. Maeght-Bournay

Edition 2018

Set up during the food crisis in the aftermath of the Second World War, France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) was founded on the notion that public scientific research into the management of life in all its multifarious forms would be of major importance for rebuilding France’s position in the world. This book, based on original documentation and testimonies of the main protagonists, explores the 70 years of the institute’s life, focusing on the interactions between science and politics.


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Science et territoires de l'ignorance

Science and territories of ignorance


M. Girel

Edition 2017

Ignorance can go beyond lack of wisdom or being deprived of knowledge which others have access to: it can be overcome, but it can also be produced. What are the varieties and modes of ignorance, and why is it so essential to take these into account when debating environmental and health issues? This book covers the various forms and the dynamics of ignorance, the return to vogue of controversy and the influence of what are known as conspiracy theories. The author sets out his analysis using many widely-debated examples, such as endocrine disruptors, toxicity of chlorine, smoking, etc.


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Un défi pour la planète

A challenge for the planet

Discover how they’re already transforming our daily lives


P. Caron, J. Châtaigner

Edition 2017

“Transforming lives while preserving the planet” is the aim of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), the global framework for action adopted by all UN member states in September 2015. A critical analysis of each of these objectives, their interactions as well as the contradictions inherent in them.


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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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Living territories to transform the world

Living territories to transform the world


P. Caron, E. Valette, T. Wassenaar, G. d’Eeckenbrugge, V. Papazian

Edition 2017

What resources underpin the development of a territory? What does territorial management of resources mean? What specific characteristics and opportunities does territorial organization offer for agricultural production, regulation of sectors, and services? How are territorial public policies conceived and applied? What methods and tools can be used for territorial development? This book presents a wide range of studies illustrating how actors, scales and scopes of intervention interact in the development of rural spaces in countries of the Global South.


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Can man accept his limitations?

Can man accept his limitations?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw, S. Royal

Edition 2017

The effects of climate change are juxtaposed with the direct damage to the environment, for all living species. Are we going to be able to react in time? In the continuity of the work "Can man adapt to himself?", the most renowned French scientific experts give their opinions on our adaptation capacities and limitations in relation to current and future global changes. Among the main resistance factors, biological factors are considered in the same light as demographic, economic, social and psychological conditions. The positioning of the human species in its ecosystems is the question raised.


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