La théorie de la régulation au fil du temps.


Suivre l’évolution d’un paradigme au gré des transformations des capitalismes contemporains, R. Boyer (dir), Avril 2018, Editions des maisons des sciences de l’homme associées, Collection interdisciplinaire EMSHA , La Plaine Saint Denis

 

Le présent ouvrage propose au lecteur un aperçu sur la trajectoire intellectuelle d’un groupe de chercheurs qui se sont attachés à éclairer certaines questions liées à la recherche sur l’économie et la société selon les approches développées par la Théorie de la Régulation, ceci à travers un permanent aller-retour entre les enseignements et prédictions du cadre conceptuel élaboré pour rendre compte de la rupture des Trente glorieuses et de la réalité des évolutions observées depuis lors.
La particularité du présent ouvrage est de donner à voir l’ajustement de ce paradigme d’année en année jusqu’à la période contemporaine. En quelque sorte, il propose de visiter le laboratoire d’où sont sorties les nombreuses publications dérivées de la Théorie de la Régulation.

Le BREXIT : Souveraineté nationale contre internationalisation de l’économie


In : La dette souveraine: Etat et économie politique, sous la direction de Julia Christ et Gildas Salmon,  Collection « Raisons pratiques », Éditions de l’EHESS, Paris, Mars 2018, p. 9-47.

 

Brexit: the day of reckoning for the neo-functionalist paradigm of European Union


Socio-Economic Review, Discussion Forum: « Brexit: understanding the socio-economic origins and consequences » , 2016, Vol. 14, n° 4, p. 836-845.

Abstract

Jacqueline O’Reilly, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Karel Williams, Chris Warhurst, Glenn Morgan, Christopher Grey, Geoffrey Wood, Mike Wright, Robert Boyer, Sabine Frerichs, Suvi Sankari, Akos Rona-Tas and Patrick Le Galès

The unprecedented geopolitical shift resulting from Brexit reflects deep socio-economic fault lines within and beyond the UK. In many ways foreshadowing the US presidential election of Donald Trump, Brexit brought to the surface and gave a public voice to socio-economic divisions that were deeply embedded, sometimes illogical, but until now had either been ignored or hushed out of ‘respectable’ public debate. This Discussion Forum emanates from a spontaneous seminar organized 2 days after the Brexit vote on June 25, 2016 as part of the SASE conference held in University of California–Berkeley and followed by an open call for papers by Socio-Economic Review. The papers here draw attention to the origins of the Brexit vote in deep-seated socio-economic divisions (O’Reilly), widening differences in economic performance across sectors and regions of the UK (Froud, Sukhdev and Williams) and the growth of poor quality jobs (Warhurst). Meanwhile, the political dynamics of the Brexit vote were also shaped by the fractured nature of UK business elites (Morgan), divisions between locals and cosmopolitans (Grey) and creative but muddled actions of elites that arguably generated consequences they themselves failed to fully anticipate (Wood and Wright). From the perspective of Europe, Brexit reflects a history of dysfunctional economic policy in Europe that prioritized market competition in ways that neglected and ultimately undermined solidarity (Boyer). Here, Brexit reflects a political strategy to both renationalize and recommodify solidarity in the face of fears over migration, and which are likely to have major consequences for social solidarity in Europe more generally (Frerichs and Sankari). However, Brexit is unlikely to provide a durable social and political solution to the wider tensions between globalization and democracy, which also affect all countries throughout Europe (Rona-Tas). Ultimately, the Brexit vote underlines social divisions that combine class inequalities with regional ones, not just in Britain but throughout Europe (Le Galès).

A world contrasted but interdependent inequality regimes: The Latin America Paradox


Review of Political Economy, January 2016, Vol 28 (1), p. 1-22.