L Empire De L Or Rouge

Autor: Jean-Baptiste Malet
Publisher: Fayard
ISBN: 2213684391
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Que mange-t-on quand on ouvre une boîte de concentré, verse du ketchup dans son assiette ou entame une pizza ? Des tomates d’industrie. Transformées en usine, conditionnées en barils de concentré, elles circulent d’un continent à l’autre. Toute l’humanité en consomme, pourtant personne n’en a vu. Où, comment et par qui ces tomates sont-elles cultivées et récoltées ? Durant deux ans, des confins de la Chine à l’Italie, de la Californie au Ghana, Jean-Baptiste Malet a mené une enquête inédite et originale. Il a rencontré traders, cueilleurs, entrepreneurs, paysans, généticiens, fabricants de machine, et même un « général » chinois. Des ghettos où la main-d’œuvre des récoltes est engagée parmi les migrants aux conserveries qui coupent du concentré incomestible avec des additifs suspects, il a remonté une filière opaque et très lucrative, qui attise les convoitises : les mafias s’intéressent aussi à la sauce tomate. L’Empire de l’or rouge nous raconte le capitalisme mondialisé. Il est le roman d’une marchandise universelle.

Vino Business

Autor: Isabelle Saporta
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 080219088X
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Already provoking debate and garnering significant attention in France and within the wine world, Vino Business is a surprising and eye-opening book about the dark side of French wine, by acclaimed investigative journalist Isabelle Saporta. While Bordeaux has been a bastion of winemaking tradition and excellence for centuries, in recent decades the industry has changed dramatically under the influence of large-scale international investors. French insurance companies, international fashion houses and Chinese businessmen are all speculating on the area’s wines and land, some of whose value has increased tenfold in the last decade alone. Saporta investigates in detail the 2012 classification of the wines of Saint-Émilion, the most prestigious appellation of Bordeaux’s right bank, which has come into disrepute, not least because the scoring system was changed in order to give points for a châteaux’s lecture facilities and the size of its parking lot. A shocking exposé of the French wine world, and a cri de coeur for the lost values of traditional winemaking, Vino Business pulls back the curtain on the secret domain of Bordeaux, a land ever more in thrall to the grapes of wealth.

Oecd Economic Surveys Sweden 2008

Autor: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264044825
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This 2008 edition of OECD's periodic survey of Sweden's economy addresses key economic challenges being faced in Sweden including the current economic crisis and fiscal policy, tax reform, education and easing impediments to youth employment, and ...

Ecology Capitalism And The New Agricultural Economy

Autor: Gilles Allaire
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351210025
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With increasing pressure on resources, the looming spectre of climate change and growing anxiety among eaters, ecology and food are at the heart of the political debates surrounding agriculture and diet. This unique contribution unravels agri-environmental issues at different spatial levels, from local to global, documenting the major shifts in agriculture from a long-term perspective. The book begins by exploring the changes in the industrialisation and socialisation of agriculture over time, through the lens of institutional economics including The French Regulation School and Conventions Theory. Building on Polanyi’s ‘Great Transformation’, the chapters in this volume analyse long-term and contemporary changes in agriculture and food systems that have occurred throughout the last few centuries. Key chapters focus on the historical changes in provisioning and the social relations of production, consumption, and regulation of food in different socio-political contexts. The future of agriculture is addressed through an analysis of controversial contemporary political claims and their engagement with strategies that aim to improve the sustainability of agriculture and food consumption. To shed light on ongoing changes and the future of food, this book asks important environmental and social questions and analyses how industrial agriculture has played out in various contexts. It is recommended supplementary reading for postgraduates and researchers in agricultural studies, food studies, food policy, the agri-food political economy and political and economic geography.

The Empire Of Civil Society

Autor: Justin Rosenberg
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860916079
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The Empire of Civil Society mounts a compelling critique of the orthodox “realist” theory of international relations and provides a historical-materialist approach to the international system. Opening with an interrogation of a number of classic realist works, the book rejects outright the goal of theorizing geopolitical systems in isolation from wider social structures. In a series of case studies—including Classical Greece, Renaissance Italy and the Portuguese and Spanish empires—Justin Rosenberg shows how the historical-materialist analysis of societies is a surer guide to understanding geopolitical systems than the technical theories of realist international relations. In each case, he draws attention to the correspondence between the form of the geopolitical system and the character of the societies composing it. In the final section of the book, the tools forged in these explorations are employed to analyze the contemporary international system, with striking results. Rosenberg demonstrates that the distinctive properties of the sovereign-states system are best understood as corresponding to the social structures of capitalist society. In this light, realism emerges as incapable of explaining what it has always insisted is the central feature of the international system—namely, the balance of power. On the other hand, it is argued that Marx's social theory of value, conventionally regarded as an account of hierarchical class domination, provides the deepest understanding of the core international relations theme of “anarchy.” Provocative and unconventional, The Empire of Civil Society brilliantly turns orthodox international relations on its head.

Judge Dee At Work

Autor: Robert van Gulik
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226848983
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The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T’ang Empire. From the suspected treason of a general in the Chinese army to the murder of a lonely poet in his garden pavilion, the cases here are among the most memorable in the Judge Dee series.

The Wheel Of Osheim

Autor: Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101630957
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From the international bestselling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy, the thrilling conclusion to the Red Queen’s War... All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued. For Jalan Kendeth, getting out alive and with Loki’s key is all that matters. Loki’s creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jalan’s fortune back in the living world. Jalan plans to return to the three w’s that have been the core of his idle and debauched life: wine, women, and wagering. Fate, however, has other plans, larger plans. The Wheel of Osheim is turning ever faster, and it will crack the world unless it’s stopped. When the end of all things looms, and there’s nowhere to run, even the worst coward must find new answers. Jalan and Snorri face many dangers, from the corpse hordes of the Dead King to the many mirrors of the Lady Blue, but in the end, fast or slow, the Wheel of Osheim always pulls you back. In the end, it’s win or die.

Au Coeur Du Pouvoir Russe

Autor: Tania RAKHMANOVA
Publisher: La Découverte
ISBN: 2707185078
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La journaliste russe Tania Rakhmanova révèle les dessous stupéfiants d'une " démocratie " transformée en régime autoritaire et liberticide dans les années 2000. Au fil d'épisodes dignes d'un roman d'espionnage, on découvrira le jeu des intrigues au cœur du Kremlin, authentique " démocrature ". Une édition mise à jour et augmentée, en particulier sur la crise syrienne et les récentes tensions en Ukraine. Vladimir Poutine est l'un des hommes les plus puissants de la planète et, jusqu'à présent, l'un des dirigeants les plus populaires de la Russie moderne. Pourtant, en 1999, il n'était encore qu'un obscur fonctionnaire du FSB, le service de renseignement russe. Comment est-il soudain devenu l'héritier du président Boris Eltsine ? Comment cet ancien lieutenant-colonel du KGB, totalement inconnu un an avant son élection à la tête de la Russie en 2000, est-il arrivé au pouvoir et a-t-il pu, depuis, en contrôler tous les rouages ? Poursuivant dans ce livre la minutieuse enquête qu'elle avait conduite pour son film La Prise du pouvoir par Vladimir Poutine, Tania Rakhmanova révèle les dessous stupéfiants d'une " démocratie " transformée en régime autoritaire et liberticide dans les années 2000. Au fil d'épisodes dignes d'un roman d'espionnage, on découvrira le jeu des intrigues au cœur du Kremlin, les dégâts provoqués par une corruption généralisée ou la scandaleuse instrumentalisation de la guerre en Tchétchénie. Ainsi que les vrais ressorts de la nouvelle politique internationale de Moscou, notamment face à la guerre civile syrienne et à la crise ukrainienne de 2014. Mais aussi, fil rouge de cette enquête, la manipulation des médias. Entre désinformation et censure – sans parler des assassinats de journalistes –, le contrôle de la télévision est devenu l'instrument de pouvoir privilégié de la Russie de Poutine, conformément à son précepte : " Les gens n'ont pas besoin de savoir la vérité. Ce que vous ne montrez pas n'existe pas. "

Citizen Inquiry

Autor: Christothea Herodotou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315458594
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Citizen Inquiry: Synthesising Science and Inquiry Learning is the first book of its kind to bring together the concepts of citizen science and inquiry-based learning to illustrate the pedagogical advantages of this approach. It shifts the emphasis of scientific investigations from scientists to the general public, by educating learners of all ages to determine their own research agenda and devise their own investigations underpinned by a model of scientific inquiry. ‘Citizen inquiry’ is an original approach to research education that refers to mass participation of the public in joining inquiry-led scientific investigations. Using a range of practical case studies underpinned by the theory of inquiry-based learning, this book has significant implications for teaching and learning through exploration of how new technologies can be used to engage with scientific research. Key features include: a new perspective on science education and science practice through crowd-sourced research explanation of the benefits of this innovative approach to teaching and learning a steady shift of emphasis from theory to application for readers to understand thoroughly the current state of research in the field and its applications to practice examples of practical applications of this approach and recommendations on how successful citizen inquiry applications can be developed. This edited volume is essential reading for academic researchers and professional educators interested in the potential of online technology in all levels of education, from primary and secondary level through to further education and lifelong learning. It will be ideal reading on any undergraduate or postgraduate course involving research methods in education as well as developments in science education and educational software.