Conference by Ken Masujima, Kobe University at Maison Suger Wednesday, January 29th 6 p.m.

Discussant: Françoise Nicolas (IFRI)

DATE DE MISE A JOUR : 29/01/2020
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Socioeconomic of globalization and development : from social business to solidarity economy

Globalization and financialisation processes reshape action and intervention methods in the scope qualified as "development". There is a growing mixed up between development and fight against poverty projects and politics on one hand, and capitalism and marketplace on the other hand. The increasing interest from development organisations and companies in social business, the bottom of the pyramid or the financing impact, is an illustration of this trend. There are also unprecedented citizen's intitiatives of production, consumption and funding.

Modernity, transition and reform in China

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Chinese reform, a reform that has deeply changed and modified the world and the Chinese landscape. This seminar will deal with a question that has been polemical for a long time, in China and the rest of the world, among politics and specialists: has a Chinese model of development been existing for the last four decades? This seminar will attempt to chart the path and the stakes met at each step of the reform by analysing the debates of the last decades.

Lun Zhang

Having majored in economics and sociology at Beijing University in the mid-1980s in China, Lun Zhang became lecturer at a university in Beijing. At that time, he was amongst the first to accomplish some research in the field of economy and sociology in the context of post Cultural Revolution, using modern social science approach, while actively taking part in the intellectual debates and activities in favor of the economic and political reform in China. During the 1990s, he prepared his PH.D in sociology about the Chinese intellectuals in the Reform era, at EHESS.

The marginalization of the Argentina comes from far away. While in 1913, income per head of the Argentina correspond to 65% of that of Britain, in 1945 it was still 60% to spend in 2001 to 39 percent. Comparison with income per head of the Spaniards is even more eloquent: 393% in 1913, 290% in 1945 and 51% in 2001. The per capita income for the Argentine went thus from four times that of the Spaniards to a little more than half. Today it is again in crisis and same time inflation starts rising. Its gross domestic product (GDP) growth is negative.

DATE DE MISE A JOUR : 12/12/2016


This research group is based on collaboration between researchers from various French establishments and partners in the BRIC countries and takes the form of a research seminar.

As the world’s emerging economies grow stronger, we are witnessing a shift in the global centre of gravity. The most dominant of these, the BRIC countries, are a driving force in this change. And yet, these large countries differ greatly from each other and are progressing in very different ways, There are also many questions surrounding their external relations.