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The main problem with building Sophia Antipolis, however, did not lie in the different conceptions of the A-M departmente and Pierre Lafitte, but in the geography of the region. The A-M is a big department that consists mainly of a mountainous region that is difficult...
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.
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.
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...
Brings together the views of young people from around the world to the global debate about the importance of skills and education.
The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is leading us into a period of great transformation.
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...
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...
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...
Child and family policies are developing and expanding in dynamic ways around the world, despite the fiscal austerity that enveloped many countries in the wake of the global financial crisis. However, Australia’s early childhood care polices are in desperate need of reform.
“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,...