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EU Climate Diplomacy Politics, Law and Negotiations

Heightening diplomatic capabilities to address climate change is directly linked to the increasing threat it poses and is undoubtedly a defining new policy of our times. Significant developments regarding climate diplomacy have been established at EU level which take the substantial risk for our economic, social and environmental well-being into consideration. This timely book on…

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Hedge: A Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age

Hedge: A Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age

Where do prosperity and economic security come from? Nicolas Colin explores how society has changed over the last three decades as a result of the technological revolution that has swept through the whole economy and led to the emergence of new businesses. He analyses the transformation of our society by examining the rise of populism…

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Work in the Digital Age Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Work in the Digital Age brings together more than 50 world-leading experts and policy practitioners who address the implications of automation, stagnant productivity, and increasing levels of inequality within and between countries – and equip progressives with powerful tools to reshape the future of work for the benefit of society. Dramatic predictions of job losses…

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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

An insider’s investigation of how the global elite’s efforts to “change the world” not only don’t do that – but pre- serve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems in the first place, which they later seek to solve. The former New York Times columnist takes us into a world where…

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Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening analysis of the financial meltdown and economic downturn affecting the global economy over the last decade. Tooze offers a clear explanation of the mechanisms that produced the crisis and an account of the tentative responses to it. The book shows how the the European and American financial systems…

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Facing the Anthropocene

According to the author, we are facing a radical transformation of our physical environment. This transformation is not limited to increased pollution or rising temperatures, but is part of a global crisis caused by human activity. For humanity to survive, radical social change and the replacement of fossil capitalism by an ecological civilization, eco-socialism, are…

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Une autre fin du monde est possible

Can we survive the end of our world? How could we deal with it? The book’s three authors explain the popular notion of “collapsology”, the study of the collapse of our industrial civilisation and what could succeed it. By defining its objective (learning to live with bad news and sudden and progressive changes in the…

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L’entreprise comme commun

The authors put forward the idea of making business a common asset. Has the implementation in recent years of the concept of corporate social responsibility been effective? The failure of the OECD Multilateral Agreement on Investment in 1998, the subprime crisis and the rise of social movements and local initiatives have called into question corporate…

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Education and the Commercial Mindset

Sam Abrams’ book has become essen- tial to understanding the new challenges facing American politics, with the future of the education system being a central issue. The Democrats’ victory in the 2018 midterm election demonstrated that the ability of Progressives to bring together voters was based less on criticising the President and more on defending…

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En attendant les robots

Who, or what, is hiding behind “clicks”? At a time when the disappearance of work seems irreversible, it would be fair to assume artificial intelligence. Not so, according to the author. All over the world, whether in India, Madagascar, Kenya or the Philippines, “click workers” number in their millions. Their job is sim- ple: to…

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