There is currently a common belief in the Western world that high culture and arts are quite elitist and lead to discrimination: high-end humanities such as classic literature and philosophy, deep knowledge of history, arts or science are inaccessible to the common folk yet very rewarding economically and socially. To what extent is that … Continue reading Was Bourdieu right? Art, Culture and Social reproduction
Over the past fifty years, global production of plastic has multiplied by twenty, and so has its waste. Since you began to read these words, between one and a half and four kilogrammes of plastic waste has ended up in the oceans, representing approximately between five and thirteen million tonnes of plastic leakage every year. … Continue reading Europe’s response to plastic issues
Africa: a continent full of colours and great potential, yet suffering from being poorly developed. One way to see it is to have a look on the state of the electricity market in Sub-Saharan Africa. While 87% of the world population have access to electricity in 2016, only 42% of Africans have this privilege, thus … Continue reading From “Dark Continent” to “Sun Continent”: a story of power
In 2008, the French government introduced a policy taxing cars with high carbon emissions and rebating low carbon emission cars, better known as a feebate policy or bonus-malus écologique. This type of policy is appealing for two reasons: first, because it provides incentives to purchase less polluting cars, and secondly, because it can be designed … Continue reading The winners and losers of the French 2008 feebate policy
En 1962 se terminait ce que l’on mettra du temps à appeler la guerre d’Algérie. Pourtant, près de 60 ans plus tard, le sujet reste sensible entre les deux pays. Entre colonialisme, indépendance et guerre des mémoires, retour sur un pan de l’histoire franco-algérienne. Aujourd’hui encore, lorsque la guerre d’Algérie est évoquée, de vives réactions … Continue reading Pourquoi existe-t-il encore aujourd’hui un tel tabou autour de la guerre d’Algérie ?