Monthly Archives: November 2010

Culture, politics and the crisis. The case of bande dessinée

People interested in cultural responses to the crisis and to longer term socio-political changes would do well to engage with France’s vibrant bande dessinée culture. In what follows, Ann Miller (University of Leicester), a leading expert in the  field, gives … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Measuring Well-being

Enda McCaffrey A fad has started, particularly among leading European nations, to use ways, other than the traditional mechanism of GDP or PIB (production interne brut in France), to measure happiness and well-being. Sarkozy’s revival and dissatisfaction with the state … Continue reading

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L’effet Mélenchon, un risque pour l’avenir de la gauche

Philippe Marlière, professeur de science politique au University College London A gauche, Jean-Luc Mélenchon règne en maître. Sa percée médiatique et politique ne doit pourtant rien au divan rouge de Michel Drucker. Jean-Luc Mélenchon est bien plus qu’un puissant orateur … Continue reading

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Vidéo: Gill Allwood, ‘Gendering the crisis’

Paper delivered as part of panel on Gender and crisis at annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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Vidéo: Marion Rabier, ‘« Des entreprises mâles dirigées »: Des femmes dirigeantes comme remède à une crise économique « masculine » ?’

Paper delivered as part of panel on Gender and crisis at annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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Vidéo: Bronwyn Winter, ‘‘Rupture’ ou ‘plus ça change’? Les femmes, l’ethnicité, les ‘valeurs’ et la crise.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on Gender and crisis at annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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In his introduction to an upcoming number of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Jeremy Leaman discusses the recent cuts to higher education and how the British response to the crisis can be situated within a more general European perspective.

The announcement of severe cuts across the whole sector and the proposed removal of state funding for the teaching of Humanities and Social Science subjects raise fundamental questions about the future development of the whole culture of learning and scholarship … Continue reading

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