Livre de la semaine : “Je travaille, donc je suis : perspectives féministes” sous la dir. de Margaret Maruani

Central dans tous les processus sociaux, le travail ne saurait aujourd’hui être étudié indépendamment des relations de genre.

Dès l’après-Seconde Guerre mondiale, l’accès au travail rémunéré a été au cœur des revendications des mouvements féministes occidentaux. En parallèle, cette question de l’activité laborieuse a constitué un champ privilégié pour les travaux de recherche pionniers sur les femmes. En ce début de XXIe siècle, marqué par une « crise » économique de long terme, une augmentation de la précarisation et un chômage endémique liés aux politiques néolibérales, l’analyse de la place des femmes et des hommes sur le marché du travail reste un passage obligé pour comprendre, beaucoup plus largement, les formes nouvelles de la domination masculine.

Rassemblant une trentaine d’auteur·e·s issu·e·s de différentes disciplines et pays, Je travaille, donc je suis propose d’éclairer, dans une perspective internationale et à travers des objets d’étude novateurs, les débats contemporains articulant genre et travail. Cet ouvrage s’appuie sur une hypothèse forte : le travail est une fenêtre sur le monde social – sur ses hiérarchies, ses tensions, mais aussi sur ses transformations – et l’analyse de la place des femmes et des hommes sur le marché du travail doit rester au cœur de toute réflexion sur l’émancipation des femmes.


Editeur : Paris : La Découverte, 2018
Cote : 331.4 HEIA 122172

Book of the Week: “Europe in the international order” by Roman Kuźniar

The rise and fall of Europe’s aim to rebuild its position in global politics after the Cold War.

With success in the unification of Europe and the subsequent deepening and enlargement of its integration, the Union set itself the ambitious task of becoming a global power, even a superpower.

However, starting with the first decade of the XXI century, we have witnessed a rapid erosion of the international position of Europe (the EU). The author carefully analyses the causes of the EU’s failure in pursuing the role of European representative, Europe thereby pretending to the role of one of three world powers. Besides cultural and demographic trends, the author identifies the main factors leading to this failure: the divergent interests of individual European powers, their incapacity to act in a geopolitical context and the rapid erosion of Europe’s civilizational identity.

The rapid decline of Europe’s international position threatens the appearance of a new and bipolar global arrangement together with the further marginalisation of Europe.


Publisher: Berlin ; Bern : Peter Lang, 2018
Call Number: 327.91 HEIA 123903

Book of the Week: “Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding” by Susanna P. Campbell

Why do international peacebuilding organisations sometimes succeed and sometimes fail, even within the same country?

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Book of the Week: “Earth at risk: natural capital and the quest for sustainability” by Claude Henry and Laurence Tubiana

We are squandering our planet’s natural capital – its biodiversity, water and soil, and climate stability – at a blistering pace. Major changes must be made to steer our planet and people away from our current, doomed course.

Though technology has been one of the drivers of the current trend of unsustainable development, it is also one of the essential tools for remedying it.

Earth at Risk maps out the necessary transition to sustainability, detailing the innovations in science and technology, along with law, institutional design, and economics, that can and must be put to use to avert environmental catastrophe.

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2018
Call Number: 577 HEIA 121248

Book of the Week: “The law & politics of Brexit” by Angela Saini

A timely comprehensive legal and political analysis of how Brexit affects the UK and the EU.

The decision made by the United Kingdom in 2016 to leave the European Union has produced shock waves across Europe and the world. Brexit calls into question consolidated assumptions on the finality of the EU, and simultaneously sparks new challenges. These new challenges are not only in regard of the constitutional settlements reached in the UK, notably in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but also on the future of European integration. Now that Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union has been invoked, and the path towards full withdrawal by the UK from the EU remains clouded in uncertainties, a comprehensive legal and political analysis of how Brexit impacts on UK and the EU appears of the utmost importance.

Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017
Call Number: 327.9(42) HEIA 120158