Pierre Bourdieu. Contre-feux, Éditions Raisons d’agir, 1998, p.100

‘‘Contre ce régime politique [le néolibéralisme], la lutte politique est possible. Elle peut se donner pour fin d’abord, comme l'action caritative ou caritativo-militante, d’encourager les victimes de l’exploitation, tous les précaires actuels et potentiels, à travailler en commun contre les effets destructeurs de la précarité (en les aidant à vivre, à « tenir » et à se tenir, à sauver leur dignité, à résister à la déstructuration, à la dégradation de l’image de soi, à l’aliénation), et surtout à se mobiliser, à l’échelle internationale, c’est-à-dire au niveau même où s’exercent les effets de la politique de précarisation, pour combattre cette politique et neutraliser la concurrence qu’elle vise à instaurer entre les travailleurs des différents pays’’.



mardi 7 janvier 2014

Transnational Power Elites. The New Professionals of Governance, law and Security, Edited by Niilo Kauppi and Mikael Rask Madsen

Transnational Power Elites
The New Professionals of Governance
law and Security
Edited by Niilo Kauppi and Mikael Rask Madsen
Routledge
2013

Présentation de l'éditeur
This book argues that European Union institutional mechanics and the EU as a political unit cannot be properly understood without taking into account the elites that make the policy decisions.
Spurred by globalisation, technological and economic development has provided the backbone for social and political transformations that have changed the social structures that unite and differentiate individuals and groups in Europe and their interface with extra-European actors. These developments are not only exemplified by the rise of the EU, but also by the rise of a set of transnational European power elites evolving in and around the European construction.
This book maps out these EU and international interdependencies and provides a comprehensive picture of the European transnational power elites. Moving away from the majority of literature on European integration dominated by economics, law, IR and political science, the volume is written from a sociological perspective that takes into account the individuals that make the policy decisions, the formal and informal groups in which s/he is included, as well as the social conventions that regulate political and administrative activities in the EU.

Sommaire
1. Transnational Power Elites: The New Professionals of Governance, Law and Security, Niilo Kauppi and Mikael Rask Madsen Part I: Governance 2. The Triumph and Despair of Central Banking, Martin Marcussen 3.The Institutionalisation of the European Administrative Corps as a Transnational Elite, Didier Georgakakis 4. European Diplomats: State Nobility and the Invention of a New Social Group, Rebecca Adler-Nissen 5. Elite Transformations and Diffusion in Foreign Policy: A Socio-Historical Approach to the Emergence of European Power Elites, Karen Gram-Skjoldager and Ann-Christina L. Knudsen Part II: Law 6. The Genesis of Europe: Competing Elites and the Emergence of a European Field of Power, Antonin Cohen 7. Elite European lawyers? The Common Market as new Golden Age or Missed Opportunity, Yves Dezalay and Bryant Garth Part III: Security 8.The Transnational Field of Computerised Exchange of Information in Police Matters and its European Guilds, Didier Bigo 9.The European Military Elite, Frédéric Mérand and Patrick Barrette Postscript: Understanding Transnational Power Elites, Understanding Europe in the New World Order, Niilo Kauppi and Mikael Rask Madsen


Niilo Kauppi is Research Professor at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the University of Strasbourg.
Mikael Rask Madsen is Professor of European Law and Integration and Director of iCourts – Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen.


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