Comparing Regional Integrations
Pierre Beckouche, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.
Yann Richard, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.
On the world map, macro-regions or global regions have gradually emerged, with varying degrees of success and following different trajectories. The authors of this book attempt to determine whether, within the context of globalization, these macro-regions ... (Read more)
Graphic Semiology, Semiotics and Geovisualization
Boris Mericskay, University of Rennes 2, France.
With the development of information technology and the Internet, cartography has undergone profound changes in terms of tools, uses and audiences. This new socio-technical context has consequences for cartographic communication that must be considered in l... (Read more)
Magali Talandier, University of Grenoble Alpes, France.
Josselin Tallec, University of Grenoble Alpes, France.
Spatial planning has embraced the idea of dealing with territorial inequalities by focusing on equipment logic on a national scale, and then economic development on a local scale. Today, this issue is creating new angles of debate with strong political ... (Read more)
Natacha Aveline-Dubach, CNRS, France.
Over the last 20 years, urbanization processes have undergone profound transformations under the growing influence of private actors, particularly in the financial sector. This has exposed the physical environment of various cities to global capital flows,... (Read more)
Gaële Lesteven, ENTPE – University of Lyon, France.
Urban Mobility Systems in the World provides insight into the geographical organization of urban mobility systems around the world. These “systems” consist of infrastructure networks, existing transport services and people’s travel practices. Adoptin... (Read more)
Guillaume Drevon, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Vincent Kaufmann, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
The concept of mobility has grown enormously over the last two decades. A large part of the social sciences has been interested in the different forms of mobility, from a wide variety of spatial and temporal scales. This book presents the different spat... (Read more)
From Critique to Public Policy
Samuel Rufat, Paris University, France
Pascale Metzger, French National Research Institute, France
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the term “vulnerable” was applied to “individuals” and to “populations”, “groups” and “countries” in discussions, laws and regulations; now it applies to all objects in relation to all kinds of threats. ... (Read more)
Clémentine Cottineau, CNRS, France
Julie Vallée, CNRS, France
Inequalities are central to the public debate and social science research. They are inextricably linked to geographical space, shaping human mobility and migration patterns, creating diverse living environments and changing individuals’ perceptions of th... (Read more)
Naming the World
Frédéric Giraut, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch, Grenoble Alpes University and the PACTE laboratory, France
Naming the places of the world is an essential human act of territorialization. As the subject of conflict or dispute, naming plays out in numerous ways that involve collective and individual relationships to space, whether functional or imaginary, as well... (Read more)
From Emergency to Reconstruction
Richard Laganier, Academy of Nice, France
Yvette Veyret, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, France
Our societies have become very crisis-prone. This book explores crises and the methods of anticipation, management and reconstruction, and considers a risk-crisis-territorial development continuum. The aim is to better understand a widely used concept and ... (Read more)
Yves Charbit, University of Paris, France
One of the major challenges facing the world today is the interaction between demographic changes and development. Rather than the usual view that the population itself is the main problem, Population and Development Issues argues that it is just one facto... (Read more)
Bernard Debarbieux, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Irène Hirt, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Maps and mapping are fundamentally political. Whether they are authoritarian, hegemonic, participatory or critical, they are most often guided by the desire to have control over space, and always involve power relations. This book takes stock of the knowle... (Read more)
Clémentine Cottineau, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Denise Pumain, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Cities have become the major habitat for human societies. They are also the places where the starkest social inequalities show up. Income, social, land and housing inequalities shape the built environment and living conditions of different neighborhoods of... (Read more)
Alternative Views on the Environmental Emergency
Julien Rebotier, CNRS, France
The Anthropocene refers to all societies’ current era of environmental challenges. For the social sciences, the Anthropocene represents a historical “moment” with huge potential: it offers people new ways of considering the human condition, as well a... (Read more)
Yves Charbit, University of Paris, France
One of the major challenges facing the world today is the interaction between demographic change and development. Demographic Dynamics and Development reviews the dominant demographic theory, demographic transition, and then presents a thorough investigati... (Read more)
Denis Mercier, Sorbonne University, France
Climate change has been a central concern over recent years, with visible and highly publicized consequences such as melting Arctic ice and mountain glaciers, rising sea levels, and the submersion of low-lying coastal areas during mid-latitude and tropical... (Read more)