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Volume 55, Supplement 1

  • The wages of sweat : A social history perspective on the fight against sweatshops – P. Barraud de Lagerie

    Pauline Barraud de Lagerie
    Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire en sciences sociales (IRISSO, UMR CNRS 7170), Paris-Dauphine University, place du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny, 75775 Paris cedex 16, France Available online 9 September 2013 on Science direct
    doi : 10.1016/j.soctra.2013.08.003
    The social history of the fight against sweatshops casts light on the current movement in favor of corporate social responsibility. But making the head of a chain of subcontractors responsible for seeing to the well-being of those at the end of the chain is not contemporaneous with (...)

  • With tact and measure ? French doctors wrestling with the idea of assessing their medical practice – G. Bloy, L. Rigal

    Géraldine Bloy
    UMR CNRS 5118, pôle d’économie et de gestion, laboratoire d’économie et de gestion (LEG), university of Bourgogne, 2, boulevard Gabriel, BP 26611, 21066 Dijon cedex, France
    Laurent Rigal
    Faculty of medicine, department of general medicine, university Paris Descartes, 15, rue de l’École-de-Médecine, 75006 Paris, France
    Inserm CESP 1018, hôpital Paul-Brousse, bâtiment 15/16, 16, avenue Paul-Vaillant-Couturier, 94807 Villejuif cedex, France
    Available online 17 September 2013 on Science direct
    doi : 10.1016/j.soctra.2013.08.002
    This article focuses on the impact of (...)

  • Investing prudently : How financialization puts a legal standard to use – S. Montagne

    Sabine Montagne
    IRISSO, université Paris-Dauphine, CNRS, place du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny, 75775 Paris, France Available online 18 September 2013 on Science direct
    doi : 10.1016/j.soctra.2013.08.001
    This article reviews the recent history of the prudent investor standard, which provides clear evidence of the changes taking place in American capitalism. By studying legislative, regulatory and judiciary processes together, we can observe how transformations have affected the production and institutionalization of the standard over time. Its meaning has been negotiated (...)

  • French Labor Tribunals and the making of Labor law. Toward a sociology of judiciary roles – L. Willemez

    Laurent Willemez
    Department of sociology, University of Poitiers, 8, rue René-Descartes, 86022 Poitiers cedex, France
    Available online 11 November 2013 on Science direct
    doi : 10.1016/j.soctra.2013.09.001
    How do the verdicts of French joint industrial tribunals (Conseils de prud’hommes) participate in shaping the law in the field of labor relations ? A “sociographic” survey brings to light both the multiplicity of forms of commitment to the institution and the key role played by a group of “professionals” in these labor tribunals, where elected representatives of employer (...)