D coloniser les provinces

Titre : D coloniser les provinces
Auteur : Michel Onfray
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 9791032900093
Libération : 2017-03-15

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"Tous les candidats aux présidentielles de 2017 sont Jacobins, tous. Or le centralisme qui fait de Paris la tête qui commande et des provinces un corps qui obéit a montré son inaptitude à incarner la démocratie qui reste formelle en ne produisant qu'une aristocratie d'élus insoucieux du peuple. De Philippe Le Bel à Charles de Gaulle en passant par Robespierre ou Napoléon, le modèle jacobin a failli. Je propose une révolution pacifique inspirée des Girondins de la Révolution française : redonner le pouvoir aux communautés, aux collectivités, aux régions, autrement dit : décoloniser les provinces. Le communalisme libertaire, les élections dans des parlements régionaux, l'autogestion sur le terrain sont seuls susceptibles de fournir des contre-pouvoirs efficaces à l'effondrement de la formule jacobine de la démocratie. La politique ne doit plus être une affaire de commettants qui délèguent mais de citoyens qui décident". M O.

Vivre une vie philosophique

Titre : Vivre une vie philosophique
Auteur : Michel Onfray
Éditeur : Le Passeur
ISBN-13 : 9782368905449
Libération : 2017-09-07

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Alors que nous célébrons cette année le bicentenaire de Henry David Thoreau, Michel Onfray publie un texte en forme de manifeste pour une " vie philosophique " libre, telle que l'émule et ami de Ralph Waldo Emerson l'a pratiquée, du côté de Concord, en Amérique du Nord, au milieu du XIXe siècle. Proche depuis longtemps de la pensée de ce créateur singulier, le philosophe nous livre un hommage en même temps qu'une brève mais complète et percutante introduction à la vie et à l'oeuvre du rebelle " penseur des champs ". Michel Onfray passe en revue les ouvrages de l'écrivain écologiste avant l'heure, dont son Journal et Walden, " ce chef-d'oeuvre de la philosophie existentielle ", véritable " utopie politique ", ainsi que tous ceux qui traitent de ses innombrables périples dans la nature, dont Marcher. Il évoque aussi les écrits qui révèlent un autre Thoreau, plus politique encore, épris de justice et opposé à l'État, qui deviendra l'apôtre d'une certaine insurrection, comme De la désobéissance civile ou son Plaidoyer pour John Brown. Ainsi se dégage un portrait double de Thoreau, " écologiste et libertaire " et, par-delà, celui d'un modèle de vie où la pensée contemplative associée à l'action crée les conditions d'une existence authentique et d'une harmonie nouvelle. Un modèle auquel Michel Onfray s'apparente et qui invite chaque philosophe et chacun d'entre nous à mettre en adéquation sa pensée et ses valeurs.

La cour des miracles Carnets de campagne

Titre : La cour des miracles Carnets de campagne
Auteur : Michel Onfray
Éditeur : Éditions de l'Observatoire
ISBN-13 : 9791032900147
Libération : 2017-06-07T00:00:00+02:00

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Quand on croit à la politique, on a la manie du prie-dieu, de la messe, du sermon, des excommunications, de l’eau bénite, du catéchisme, du bûcher, du bouc émissaire, du bréviaire, des burettes, des oraisons, mais surtout : des génuflexions. Quand on n’y croit plus et qu’on est devenu un athée de la politique, on devient libre. Dès lors, on voit comment le cinéma politico-médiatique a pour fonction de nous laisser croire qu’un changement d’homme apportera un changement de politique, alors qu’il n’en est rien : il était évident que le nouveau président de la République serait un pion de l’État maastrichien. Le mécanisme est programmé pour ça. On pouvait, comme moi, ne pas se plier à ce simulacre de démocratie, ne pas prendre au sérieux cette palinodie. Regarder cette campagne en voltairien et la raconter au jour le jour n’en demeure pas moins un geste politique : car déchirer le voile des fictions contribue au démontage de la servitude volontaire.

The Glass Transition

Titre : The Glass Transition
Auteur : Ernst-Joachim Donth
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 9783662043653
Libération : 2013-04-17

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Describes and interrelates the following processes: cooperative alpha processes in a cold liquid, structural relaxation in the glass near Tg, the Johari-Goldstein beta process, the Williams-Götze process in a warm liquid, fast nonactivated cage rattling and boson peak, and ultraslow Fischer modes.

Historical Dictionary of Morocco

Titre : Historical Dictionary of Morocco
Auteur : Thomas K. Park
Éditeur : Scarecrow Press
ISBN-13 : 0810865114
Libération : 2006-01-16

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The Kingdom of Morocco achieved its independence in 1956 after over 40 years as a French protectorate. Since its independence, it has further expanded its area of control by reclaiming the formerly international city of Tangier as well as annexing Western Sahara from Spain in the 1970s. In 1777, Morocco became the first nation to recognize the United States, and the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship of 1783 is the oldest unbroken friendship treaty with the U.S. Morocco of the past and present are covered in this second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Morocco. A comprehensive introduction, focusing on its history, provides a helpful synopsis of the kingdom, and is supplemented with a useful chronology of major events. Hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on former rulers, current leaders, ancient capitals, significant locations, influential institutions, and crucial aspects of the economy, society, culture and religion form the core of the book. A bibliography of sources is included to promote further more specialized study.

Remapping Africa in the Global Space

Titre : Remapping Africa in the Global Space
Auteur : Edward Shizha
Éditeur : Springer
ISBN-13 : 9789462098367
Libération : 2014-11-26

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"What are the benefits and risks for Africa’s participation in the globalisation nexus? Remapping Africa in the Global Space is a visionary and interdisciplinary volume that restores Africa’s image using a multidisciplinary lens. It incorporates disciplines such as sociology, education, global studies, economics, development studies, political science and philosophy to explore and theorise Africa’s reality in the global space and to deconstruct the misperceptions and narratives that often infantilise Africa’s internal and international relations. The contributions to this volume are a hybrid of both ‘outsider’ and ‘insider’ perspectives that create a balanced critical discourse that can provide ‘standard’ paradigms that can adequately explain, predict, or prevent Africa’s current misperceptions and myths about the African ‘crisis’ and ‘failure’ status. The authors provide a holistic, and perhaps, anticolonial and anti-hegemonic perspective that can benefit a wide spectrum of academics, scholars, students, development agents, policy makers in both governmental and non-governmental organisations and engage some alternative analyses and possibilities for socio-politico and economic advancement in Africa. The book provides up-to-date scholarly research on continental trends on various subjects and concerns of paramount importance to globalisation and development in Africa. “The book is brilliant! Remapping Africa in the Global Space: Propositions for Change explores Africa from the perspective of academics specialised in subject matters pertaining to the continent. In this age of globalisation, I find this book invaluable. It is a good read as it dissects analyses and presents issues affecting the continent in an articulate and cogent way. I highly recommend its use in academic institutions!” – Magnus Mfoafo-M’Carthy, Assistant Professor, Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work; Fellow of Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, Canada “More than anything else, Remapping Africa in the Global Space: Propositions for Change speaks to the complex, multifaceted, and interfused character of the development challenges and prospects of Africa. Indeed, few books have examined contemporary Africa as comprehensively and insightfully as this edited volume; it is widely welcomed in the African academic, scholarly and research arena.” – Joseph Mensah, Professor of Geography, York University, Toronto "

France in the South Pacific

Titre : France in the South Pacific
Auteur : Denise Fisher
Éditeur : ANU E Press
ISBN-13 : 9781922144959
Libération : 2013-05-23

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France is a Pacific power, with three territories, a military presence, and extensive investments. Once seen by many as a colonial interloper in the South Pacific, by the early 2000s, after it ended nuclear testing in French Polynesia and negotiated transitional Accords responding to independence demands in New Caledonia, France seems to have become generally accepted as a regional partner, even if its efforts concentrate on its own territories rather than the independent island states. But Frances future in the region has yet to be secured. By 2014 it is to have handed over a set of agreed autonomies to the New Caledonian government, before an independence referendum process begins. Past experience suggests that a final resolution of the status of New Caledonia will be divisive and could lead once again to violent confrontations. In French Polynesia, calls continue for independence and for treatment under UN decolonisation procedures, which France opposes. Other island leaders are watching, so far putting faith in the Noumea Accord, but wary of the final stages. The issues and possible solutions are more complex than the French Pacific island population of 515,000 would suggest. Combining historical background with political and economic analysis, this comprehensive study offers vital insight into the intricate history -- and problematic future -- of several of Australias key neighbours in the Pacific and to the priorities and options of the European country that still rules them. It is aimed at policy-makers, scholars, journalists, businesspeople, and others who want to familiarise themselves with the issues as Frances role in the region is redefined in the years to come.

In Defence of Atheism

Titre : In Defence of Atheism
Auteur : Michel Onfray
Éditeur : Profile Books
ISBN-13 : 9781847656377
Libération : 2011-05-26

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In the twenty-first century, religion is making a comeback, bringing in its wake extremism of all kinds. From Christian anti-abortion campaigns to suicide bombers claiming the righteousness of Islam, we are witnessing a resurgence of fundamentalism. Michel Onfray's response to the threat of a post-modern theocracy is to lay down the principles of an authentic atheism: exposing the fiction that is God, he proposes instead a new philosophy of reason that celebrates life and humanity. In Defence of Atheism demonstrates that organised religion is motivated by worldly, historical and political power; that the three dominant monotheisms - Christianity, Islam and Judaism - exhibit the same hatred of women, reason, the body, the passions; that religion denies life and glorifies death. Onfray exposes some uncomfortable truths: Judaism invented the extermination of a people; Jesus never existed historically; Christianity was enforced with extreme violence by Constantine; Islam is anti-Semitic, misogynist, warlike and incompatible with the values of a modern democracy.

Christian Churches in Dahomey Benin

Titre : Christian Churches in Dahomey Benin
Auteur : Patrick Claffey
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789047419778
Libération : 2007-04-24

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The Republic of Benin struggles to find its way into socio-political modernity. The Christian churches have played various roles in this struggle. This book is an account of both the historical difficulties of state formation and the role the Churches have played in this process.

Re Imagining Rwanda

Titre : Re Imagining Rwanda
Auteur : Johan Pottier
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521528739
Libération : 2002-09-26

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The tragic conflict in Rwanda and the Great Lakes in 1994–1996 attracted the horrified attention of the world's media. Journalists, diplomats and aid workers struggled to find a way to make sense of the bloodshed. Johan Pottier's troubling study shows that the post-genocide regime in Rwanda was able to impose a simple yet persuasive account of Central Africa's crises upon international commentators new to the region, and he explains the ideological underpinnings of this official narrative. He also provides a sobering analysis of the way in which this simple, persuasive, but fatally misleading analysis of the situation on the ground led to policy errors that exacerbated the original crisis. Professor Pottier has extensive field experience in the region, from before and after the genocide, and he has also worked among refugees in eastern Zaire.