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Volume 56, Supplement 1

  • Drafting the Law. Civil Servants at Work at the French Ministry of Ecology

    Laure Bonnaud a,*, Emmanuel Martinais b
    a Risques, travail, marchés, État (RiTME), INRA, 65 boulevard de Brandebourg, 94205 Ivry-sur-Seine, France
    b Recherches interdisciplinaires Ville, Espace, Société (RIVES), ENTPE, rue Maurice Audin, 69518 Vaulx-en-Velin cedex, France
    * Corresponding Author.
    Available online 16 September 2014 on Science direct
    doi : 10.1016/j.soctra.2014.07.005 Abstract
    This article analyses the process of drafting the Bachelot Bill on technological risks passed on July 30, 2003 but initiated by Lionel Jospin’s cabinet immediately following the AZF chemical (...)

  • Does Unemployment Still Have a Meaning ? Findings from a Comparison of Three Conurbations

    Didier Demazière
    Centre de sociologie des organisations, Sciences Po/CNRS, 19, rue Amélie, 75007 Paris, France
    Available online 8 September 2014 on Science direct
    doi : 10.1016/j.soctra.2014.07.006 Abstract
    There have been many international comparisons of unemployment (in the sense of the ILO), usually measured by applying codified indicators based on set norms. Our approach is entirely different. Comparability is not assumed in advance, simply by adjusting the measurement instrument, but itself becomes the object of investigation : is unemployment a meaningful and robust category (...)

  • The Judge is Often a Woman. Professional Perceptions and Practices of Male and Female Family Court Judges in France

    Céline Bessière a,b, Muriel Mille c,*
    a Université Paris-Dauphine/Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire en sciences sociales (IRISSO), Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75775 Paris cedex 16, France
    b Centre Maurice Halbwachs, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France
    c Institut Marcel Mauss, 190-198 avenue de France, 75013 Paris, France
    * Corresponding Author.
    Available online 5 September 2014 on Science direct
    doi : 10.1016/j.soctra.2014.07.007 Abstract
    In France, a civil-law country, disputes relating to marital dissolution are heard in the Family Chambers of the (...)

  • Taking Trade Union Discrimination to Court : A Sociology of Support and Resources for Legal Action

    Vincent-Arnaud Chappe
    Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CNRS-EHESS-ENS), 48, boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France
    Available online 16 September 2014 on Science direct
    doi : 10.1016/j.soctra.2014.08.001 Abstract
    This article examines the rise in the number of court cases related to discrimination against trade union workers in France since the late 1990s. It identifies the sources of support for victims of discrimination that allow them to file complaints in court. The judicialization of union-related cases of discrimination has been made possible by a new discourse linking the (...)