Ce cauchemar qui n en finit pas

Titre : Ce cauchemar qui n en finit pas
Auteur : Pierre DARDOT
Éditeur : La Découverte
ISBN-13 : 9782707190406
Libération : 2016-05-04

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Comment expliquer l'insolente victoire des forces pourtant responsables de la crise économique de 2008, l'une des pires depuis 1929 ? Comment expliquer que, en dépit du chaos qu'il a généré et des désastres qu'il continue de préparer, le néolibéralisme soit sorti renforcé de la crise ? Pour Dardot et Laval, le néolibéralisme est tout autre chose qu'une théorie qui aurait " failli " : c'est un véritable mode de gouvernement des sociétés, en train de réaliser la sortie de la démocratie. Comment expliquer l'étrange survie des forces pourtant responsables de la crise économique de 2008, l'une des pires depuis 1929 ? Comment expliquer que le néolibéralisme soit sorti renforcé de la crise ? Au moment de son déclenchement, nombre d'économistes parmi les plus célèbres avaient hâtivement annoncé sa " mort ". Ils n'ont vu dans la poursuite des politiques néolibérales que le résultat d'un entêtement doctrinal. Pour Pierre Dardot et Christian Laval, le néolibéralisme n'est pas qu'un simple dogme. Soutenu par des oligarchies puissantes, il est un véritable système politico-institutionnel obéissant à une logique d' autorenforcement. Loin d'être une rupture, la crise est devenue un mode de gouvernement d'une redoutable efficacité. En montrant comment ce système s'est cristallisé et solidifié, le livre explique que le verrouillage néolibéral a réussi à entraver toute correction de trajectoire par la désactivation progressive de la démocratie. Accroissant le désarroi et la démobilisation, la gauche dite " gouvernementale " a contribué très activement au renforcement de la logique oligarchique. Ceci peut conduire à la sortie définitive de la démocratie au profit d'une gouvernance expertocratique soustraite à tout contrôle. Pourtant, rien n'est encore joué. Le réveil de l'activité démocratique, que l'on voit se dessiner dans les mouvements et expérimentations politiques des dernières années, est le signe que l'affrontement politique avec le système néolibéral et le bloc oligarchique a déjà commencé.

American Tax Resisters

Titre : American Tax Resisters
Auteur : Romain D. Huret
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780674369399
Libération : 2014-04-15

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American Tax Resisters gives a history of the anti-tax movement that, for the past 150 years, has pursued limited taxes on wealth and battled efforts to secure social justice through income redistribution. It explains how a once-marginal ideology became mainstream, elevating individual entrepreneurialism over sacrifice and solidarity.

Capital Rules

Titre : Capital Rules
Auteur : Rawi Abdelal
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 0674023692
Libération : 2007

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The rise of global financial markets in the last decades of the twentieth century was premised on one fundamental idea: that capital ought to flow across country borders with minimal restriction and regulation. Freedom for capital movements became the new orthodxy.


Titre : Insectopedia
Auteur : Hugh Raffles
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307379726
Libération : 2010-07-02

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A New York Times Notable Book A stunningly original exploration of the ties that bind us to the beautiful, ancient, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different species with whom we share the world. For as long as humans have existed, insects have been our constant companions. Yet we hardly know them, not even the ones we’re closest to: those that eat our food, share our beds, and live in our homes. Organizing his book alphabetically, Hugh Raffles weaves together brief vignettes, meditations, and extended essays, taking the reader on a mesmerizing exploration of history and science, anthropology and travel, economics, philosophy, and popular culture. Insectopedia shows us how insects have triggered our obsessions, stirred our passions, and beguiled our imaginations. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Strange Non death of Neo liberalism

Titre : The Strange Non death of Neo liberalism
Auteur : Colin Crouch
Éditeur : Polity
ISBN-13 : 9780745652214
Libération : 2011-08-08

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Winner of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung prize The financial crisis seemed to present a fundamental challenge to neo-liberalism, the body of ideas that have constituted the political orthodoxy of most advanced economies in recent decades. Colin Crouch argues in this book that it will shrug off this challenge. The reason is that while neo-liberalism seems to be about free markets, in practice it is concerned with the dominance over public life of the giant corporation. This has been intensified, not checked, by the recent financial crisis and acceptance that certain financial corporations are 'too big to fail'. Although much political debate remains preoccupied with conflicts between the market and the state, the impact of the corporation on both these is today far more important. Several factors have brought us to this situation: Most obviously, the lobbying power of firms whose donations are of growing importance to cash-hungry politicians and parties; The weakening of competitive forces by firms large enough to shape and dominate their markets; The power over public policy exercised by corporations enjoying special relationships with government as they contract to deliver public services; The moral initiative that is grasped by enterprises that devise their own agendas of corporate social responsibility. Both democratic politics and the free market are weakened by these processes, but they are largely inevitable and not always malign. Hope for the future, therefore, cannot lie in suppressing them in order to attain either an economy of pure markets or a socialist society. Rather it lies in dragging the giant corporation fully into political controversy. Here a key role is played by the small, cash-strapped campaigning groups who, with precious little help from established parties, seek to achieve corporate social accountability.

La pesadilla que no acaba nunca

Titre : La pesadilla que no acaba nunca
Auteur : Christian Laval
Éditeur : Editorial GEDISA
ISBN-13 : 9788416919499
Libération : 2017-05-08

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Europa se fragmenta, se desgarra, se desacredita. Los refugiados políticos y climáticos aumentan dramáticamente; los partidos xenófobos recogen el sentimiento de abandono de la población empobrecida; las vidas rotas por el desempleo son incontables. Y sin embargo, las fuerzas responsables de la crisis económica de la última década parecen fortalecidas. ¿Cómo explicarlo? En esta obra, última parte de una trilogía iniciada con La nueva razón del mundo y Común (Gedisa, 2013 y 2015), Christian Laval y Pierre Dardot vuelven a estimular nuestra reflexión con un brillante ensayo que pone su acento en la necesidad de comprender la lógica profunda de esta radicalización neoliberal, la cual lleva a cabo una confiscación de la experiencia común y funciona como un metódico sistema de vaciamiento de la democracia. Pero los autores también nos recuerdan que nada está decidido todavía. El despertar de la actividad democrática que vemos emerger en los movimientos y experimentos políticos de los últimos años es una señal de que la lucha contra el neoliberalismo y por habitar otra Europa ya ha comenzado.

Undoing the Demos

Titre : Undoing the Demos
Auteur : Wendy Brown
Éditeur : MIT Press
ISBN-13 : 9781935408536
Libération : 2015-02-06

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Tracing neoliberalism's devastating erosions of democratic principles, practices, and cultures.

The Book of Ivy

Titre : The Book of Ivy
Auteur : Amy Engel
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781473629295
Libération : 2015-09-24

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The first novel in a thrilling dystopian duology, perfect for fans of Divergent, The Maze Runner and the Delirium series. What would you kill for? After a brutal nuclear war, our country was decimated. A new nation of survivors lives within a fenced community. No one knows what lies beyond the fence; only that to be cast outside it is a fate worse than death. Two families fought to govern our new society. Now, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing faction to the sons of the winning side in a yearly ceremony. This year, it's my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill Bishop Lattimer, the president's son and my soon-to-be husband, and return the Westfall family to power. I never expected that my new husband would be the one person in the world to truly understand me. But I can't falter now - I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him...

Broken Memory

Titre : Broken Memory
Auteur : Elisabeth Combres
Éditeur : Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9780888998934
Libération : 2011-04-01

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After hearing her mother being murdered, a young girl must find the strength to survive on her own amidst the massacres of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Why Voice Matters

Titre : Why Voice Matters
Auteur : Nick Couldry
Éditeur : SAGE
ISBN-13 : 9780857029355
Libération : 2010-06-14

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"One of the best books I have read in years about what it means to engage neoliberalism through a critical framework that highlights those narratives and stories that affirm both our humanity and our longing for justice. It should be read by everyone concerned with what it might mean to not only dream about democracy but to engage it as a lived experience and political possibility." - Henry Giroux, McMaster University "An important and original book that offers a fresh critique of neoliberalism and its contribution to the contemporary crisis of ‘voice’. Couldry’s own voice is clear and impassioned - an urgent must-read." - Rosalind Gill, King’s College London For more than thirty years neoliberalism has declared that market functioning trumps all other social, political and economic values. In this book, Nick Couldry passionately argues for voice, the effective opportunity for people to speak and be heard on what affects their lives, as the only value that can truly challenge neoliberal politics. But having voice is not enough: we need to know our voice matters. Insisting that the answer goes much deeper than simply calling for 'more voices', whether on the streets or in the media, Couldry presents a dazzling range of analysis from the real world of Blair and Obama to the social theory of Judith Butler and Amartya Sen. Why Voice Matters breaks open the contradictions in neoliberal thought and shows how the mainstream media not only fails to provide the means for people to give an account of themselves, but also reinforces neoliberal values. Moving beyond the despair common to much of today's analysis, Couldry shows us a vision of a democracy based on social cooperation and offers the resources we need to build a new post-neoliberal politics.