France

Working paper

13 Apr 2018

This paper casts a historical lens on the development of higher education and its wider socio-economic context during the last century in the UK, the USA and France.

Briefing paper

11 Apr 2018

Analysis of energy renovation costs, as provided by the French Observatory for Low Energy Buildings, identified the following:

One-step deep energy renovation is achieved in France at an average renovation cost of €316/m²for dwellings in multi-family buildings and €374/m² for detached single family homes...

Research report

20 Dec 2017

This compendium examines the France–Australia relationship, bringing together experts from each country to explore our shared histories and plot a course for where we might take the relationship in the future.

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2017

The first of a three-part series exploring different aspects of the referendum on whether New Caledonia will become an independent state or remain under French sovereignty.

Research report

12 Dec 2016

Overview

France’s defence- and security-related activities in the Asia–Pacific are often underestimated, sometimes distorted or simply ignored. This paper surveys France’s growing presence in the Asia–Pacific from the Indochina War and efforts to resolve the Cambodian conflict, through to the country’s 21st century...

Commentary

Article

23 Mar 2016

The United Kingdom announced on 16 March that it will be implementing a new tax on sugary drinks. The country is not alone with this development: France, Belgium, Hungary and Mexico all have a form of tax on sugar-laden drinks.

Read the full...

Research report

19 Jan 2016

Brings together the views of young people from around the world to the global debate about the importance of skills and education.

Introduction

The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is leading us into a period of great transformation.

Infosys believes...

Research report

16 Nov 2015

Immediately following the recent extremist attacks in Paris, this report provides an analysis of the kinds of people attracted to ISIS and other jihad movements from the West.

On Friday, November 13, 2015, France had its 9/11. At least 129 people were...

Briefing paper

10 Nov 2015

New research shows that the gap between where companies pay tax and where they really do their business is huge. In 2012, US multinationals alone shifted $500–700bn, mostly to countries where these profits are not taxed, or taxed at very low rates. G20 countries themselves...

Commentary

Article

30 Oct 2015

It’s seventy years since France introduced major social security laws. Daniel Nethery was there for the celebration

“Social security has irreversibly changed our country,” declared Marisol Touraine, minister for social security and women’s rights, as she opened the official celebration of the seventieth...

Research report

1 Jul 2015

The internet and internet-enabled devices have transformed our everyday lives and relationships. We entrust them with our precious personal information including contacts and images and rely on them to connect us to a vast repository of knowledge, anytime, anywhere.

As part of its commitment...

Research report

1 Jun 2015

In its 2014 review of the child care sector, the Productivity Commission revealed that parents of one in six children were struggling to access child care services in their area, with just over one half of parents indicating that a failure to secure child care...

Research report

15 Dec 2014

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” So said Friedrich Nietzsche, who wasn’t short on great thoughts.

While hospital knowledge precincts may not necessarily be the haunt of great philosophers, this research explores the importance of walkability in promoting ideas,...

Journal article

5 Feb 2014

In 2010, the French parliament passed legislation banning the concealment of the face in public in response to a highly publicised debate over the place of the full-face Islamic veil in French society. This essay explores the thus far unexamined relationship between Jewish-French philosopher Emmanual...

Journal article

1 Dec 2013

Centuries of anti-Arab stigma continue to haunt Franco-Maghrebians, the descendants of ex-colonial French North African migrants born and brought up in France. Franco-Maghrebians’ anti-colonial civic resistances (riots) against decades of segregation are dismissed as evidence of their alleged Islamicization and communitarianism. Focussing on Azouz Begag’s...

Book

23 May 2013

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...

Commentary

Article

9 Oct 2012

When I was a visiting fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, USA, I interviewed some young Muslims for my research project on identity. One interesting topic that emerged during my discussion with the participants was freedom of speech. In this...

Commentary

Article

24 Apr 2012

On 13 July 1998 I went to sleep as myself and woke up as Zinedine Zidane. It was the day after the victory of the French national football team. And yet, I am not a football player.

On 21 March 2012 I went to...

Commentary

3 Apr 2012

How to explain to you white people who have no other choice? I am at a crossroads and the wind is pushing me towards my people. I must be in solidarity with men. How do I explain this to white women? And to feminists in...

Commentary

Article

28 Feb 2012

Why are people afraid of burqas? For many, the answer is quite simple: they pose a threat to public safety because they might be used to disguise criminal intent. What seems like a pious woman might really be an Islamist man; there could be grenades...

Overview

 

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