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N° 3/2020
IVERSEN Torben, Reinventing Capitalism. The Transition to the Knowledge Economy, Books & Ideas, June 2020
 
This article was taken from a presentation given by Torben Iversen for the 10th anniversary of the CEE in June 2019. Three texts, written by Jenny Andersson, Cyril Benoît and Bruno Palier respond to his argument and criticize his interpretation : '''Brains” and their “Servants”: the New Class Domination" & "Are Capitalist Democracies Really Resilient?"

Textes également édités par La vie des idées, en français :
"Réinventer le capitalisme. La transition vers l’économie du savoir", IVERSEN Torben.
"Les démocraties capitalistes sont-elles vraiment résilientes ?", ANDERSSON, Jenny et BENOÎT, 

Cyril.
 
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FROIO, Caterina, STIER, Sebastian, SCHÜNEMANN, Wolf J. Going transnational? Candidates’ transnational linkages on Twitter during the 2019 European Parliament elections. West European Politics. September 2020, Online.
 
How transnational are European Parliament (EP) campaigns? Building on research on the European public sphere and the politicisation of the EU, this study investigates to what extent the 2019 EP campaign was transnational and which factors were associated with ‘going transnational’. It conceptualises Twitter linkages of EP candidates as constitutive elements of a transnational campaign arena distinguishing interactions with EP candidates from other countries (horizontal transnationalisation) and interactions with the supranational European party families and lead candidates (vertical transnationalisation). The analysis of tweets sent by EP candidates from all 28 member states reveals that most linkages remain national. Despite this evidence for the second-order logic, there are still relevant variations contingent on EU positions of parties, the adoption of the Spitzenkandidaten system and socialisation in the EP. The findings have implications for debates on the European public sphere and institutional reform proposals such as transnational party lists that might mitigate the EU’s democratic deficit.
 
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GENIEYS, William. Gouverner à l’abri des regards. La réussite de l’Obamacare. Paris : Presses de Sciences Po, 2020. 288 p.
 
L'Affordable Care Act de 2010 a permis à vingt millions de citoyens américains de bénéficier d’une couverture maladie. Réforme la plus ambitieuse en matière de santé depuis les années 1960 aux États-Unis, l’Obamacare est aussi une réussite politique. Même Donald Trump n’est pas parvenu à la faire abroger.
Ce succès tient au travail de fond, à l’abri des regards, d’un petit groupe de "gardiens des politiques de santé", habitués de longue date aux arcanes washingtoniennes et fins connaisseurs des rouages du système de santé américain. En périphérie du pouvoir sous la présidence de George Bush Jr. puis au sein de l’administration fédérale sous celle de Barack Obama, ces insiders échaudés par l’échec de la réforme Clinton au début des années 1990 ont usé de leurs ressources politiques pour faire évoluer un système devenu obsolète. S’ils n’ont pu mettre en place une couverture universelle, du moins ont-ils accru les capacités de régulation de l’État fédéral dans le domaine de la santé, créant par là-même la possibilité de futures améliorations.
L’enquête de William Genieys met au jour le rôle de ces nouvelles élites politiques américaines qui œuvrent pour que l’État fédéral soit au service non pas des lobbyistes, mais de l’intérêt général.
 
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HAY, Colin, VOLTOLINI, Benedetta, NATORSKI, Michal, (eds.). The politicisation of permanent crisis in Europe. Journal of European Integration. August 2020, vol 42, n° 5.
 
Taking stock of the numerous crises that have confronted Europe in the last decade, this special issue investigates the relationship between crisis and the politicisation of the process of European integration.
 
 
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THIEMANN, Matthias, MELCHES, Carolina Raquel, IBROCEVIC, Edin. Measuring and mitigating systemic risks: how the forging of new alliances between central bank and academic economists legitimize the transnational macroprudential agenda. Review of International Political Economy. June 2020, Online.
 
After the great financial crisis of 2007–2009, central banks were handed a macroprudential mandate to contain systemic risks, a mandate seen as endangering their independence due to expected distributional conflicts. At the same time, depoliticization through scientific expertise was largely foreclosed, as systemic risk was a largely undefined concept. This paper focuses on how central banks dealt with this conundrum. It examines the scientific debate on systemic risk and macroprudential regulation post-crisis, focusing on the debate’s impact on final regulation. Employing author-topic-modeling on a unique dataset of 2397 published economic papers on the relevant topics, we detect the formation of a new alliance between central bankers and academic economists working jointly on developing systemic risk measures. Centered around a hinge of systemic risk contribution by individual banks, this new alliance expresses itself by incorporating the macroprudential concerns of practitioners into abstract market-based systemic risk measures. These measures develop incrementally, using and repurposing techniques from financial economics pre-crisis to legitimize and justify macroprudential interventions post-crisis. This alliance allows us to account for the incremental change witnessed post-crisis and point to its potential for long-term fundamental change.. 
 
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