Livres en VO

  • Au fil de l'histoire, des règles et des lois ont été édictées pour conforter la propriété privée naissante. Enfin, la construction des Etats et des Nations s'est concrétisée par l'élaboration des frontières. Qu'en est-il des populations nomades ? Quelle est la réalité de l'immigration légale et illégale ? Comment l'Europe accueille les migrants et combat l'immigration clandestine ? Les politiques d'intégrations sont-elles à la hauteur des enjeux ? Peut-on imaginer une société cosmopolite sans frontière et sans passeport ? (Articles en français et en anglais).

  • Here is a story by Stella Madzimbamuto, about her life. Born and bred in Cape Town, later training as a nurse in Durban, Stella was set for a reasonably comfortable life in South Africa. She married her husband, who came from then Southern Rhodesia. From that point on, her story's life is abounding with twists and turns that weave a thread through the history of the subcontinent.

  • Aujourd'hui, on parle beaucoup des « droits de la femme et de l'enfant » au Burundi. La justice se veut incorruptible et protectrice. Mais la réalité du quotidien est tout autre. En témoigne ce récit d'Angélique Gisèle Nshimirimana, un cas parmi tant d'autres. Le présent livre relate le combat de l'épouse bafouée qui lutte pour sa dignité de femme et de mère ainsi que pour la protection des droits de ses enfants. L'histoire d'Angélique a ému Salvator Nahimana, qui a décidé de la présenter.

  • Social work in the twenty-first century faces the dilemmas of the modern world. Ever present problems, such as drug addiction, alcoholism, poverty, homelessness, social exclusion and ethnicity, and crime and terrorism, are becoming increasingly intricate and complex in today's global environment. However, in addition to the old dilemmas there are now new crises and problems. This book is an attempt to respond to the problems of the modern world and to familiarize the reader with various aspects of coping with the challenges of postmodernity (...)

  • Néerlandais Moordenarr

    Bernard Wesphael

    Volksvertegenwoordiger Bernard Wesphael is kapot van verdriet en van slag door de plotse dood van zijn echtgenote Véronique Pirotton in de kamer die hij samen met haar betrok in een hotel in Oostende, wanneer hij wordt beschuldigd van moord met voorbedachten rade. Het is 31 oktober 2013, 23.05 uur.« Moordenaar » ! Het woord verplettert en verlamt hem. Nog diezelfde avond wordt hij opgesloten, hij is zo ontredderd dat hij vergeet te zeggen dat hij parlementslid is. Als rechtvaardiging voor zijn opsluiting roept het parket een `betrapping op heterdaad' in, maar die is in strijd met de wettelijke bepalingen en er zijn geen feitelijke bewijzen voor. De media bijten zich meteen vast en treden het vermoeden van onschuld met voeten, de verdachte wordt sociaal geruïneerd. Maar het ergste moet nog komen: tijdens het politieonderzoek krijgt Bernard Wesphael het geheime dubbelleven van zijn echtgenote te horen.Een mokerslag, maar nog niet de zwaarste. Die krijgt hij van de duistere figuren die zich in de buurt van Véronique Pirotton ophouden en misbruik van haar maken. Een van hen steekt bewijzen in elkaar die het parlementslid schuldig moeten laten lijken. Maar ook in het onderzoek stapelen de grove wetenschappelijke fouten, vergeten expertises, slechte vertalingen, ontbrekende stukken, lekken van het strafdossier naar de pers ... zich op. En tien maanden lang wordt de voorlopige hechtenis verlengd zonder redelijke rechtvaardiging. Uiteindelijk blijkt het strafdossier zo onvolledig, dat het proces uitgesteld wordt.Dit is het verhaal van een man die erin is geluisd en alles is kwijtgeraakt: vrijheid, werk, spaargeld, huis, gezin, echtgenote, reputatie, carrière. Alles, behalve een groot aantal vrienden, onder wie Jean Thiel, die het voorwoord schreef, en Jan Nolf, Brugs oud-magistraat, scherpzinnig commentator bij de werking van het gerecht en invloedrijk columnist. Hij neemt het in de media op voor Bernard Wesphael en schreef het nawoord bij dit boek.Dit is een verhaal dat ieder van ons kan overkomen. Ieder van ons kan door pech verstrikt raken in de rigide raderen van een gerecht dat te weinig financiële middelen krijgt; in de klauwen van de gewetenloze media die alle eergevoel kwijt zijn; in de handen van verdorven mensen die zich verschuilen achter de verjaring.Dit is vooral het verhaal van een man die nog veel meer te vertellen heeft en die, ook al is hij gebroken, zijn eigen zaak wil gebruiken om een diepgaand debat op te starten over de disfuncties binnen het gerechtelijke apparaat en de rechtsstaat.


  • How I Became the Hash Queen is an exciting personal account from one of the cannabis industry's rare female icons, a life story unlike any other that takes us from 1960s Amsterdam to the Himalayas, and to the burgeoning legal weed scene in the U.S.

    Présentation
    Mila's autobiography is intriguing and inspiring on many levels. As a mother, inventor, traveler, lover, and spiritual practitioner, she has taken incredible risks and embarked on unimaginable adventures. Reinventing herself and creating businesses over and over, Mila supported her children and was a rebel at the same time. Her story is, by turns, a riveting travel-log of trekking through uncharted passes and to secret monasteries, and part ultra-personal account of love stories and heartbreaks. Mila takes us with her to the first parties on the beach in Goa, India, and into the heart of the sixties revolution in fashion and music in Amsterdam. Through it all, she faces the challenge of being a single mother, even as she becomes a pioneer in a traditionally male industry with her game-changing inventions, which have shaped the future of hash-making. This book offers an inside view into a wide variety of alternative worlds and experiences, in the company of a fascinating woman.

    L'autrice
    Mila, also known as "The Hash Queen," was recently honored with being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world of cannabis-and her fame continues to expand.

  • They say life is a long stretch of a calm river, but not for everyone! She was for me until the day when everything rocked, the day my destiny was changed dramatically. People do not realize how life can be so sweet and so beautiful. They complain all day long for trivialities. They are not even aware that they have before their eyes the most beautiful wealth: the luck and happiness of living in good health. I was rich before. Now I am poor because my child has an incurable disease, that has currently no hope of being healed. As a parent, how can we accept that?, How to continue living carrying the bundle of pain in my head?, How to overcome this feeling of helplessness?
    When I started speaking to my heart, I didn't know myself that this was the beginning of a new life: a rebirth as a poet. When I learnt that my 7-year-old daughter was suffering from the Dravet Syndrome, a rare genetic epileptic encephalopathy, this was like an earthquake in my life. Then, I needed to write in order to express my sorrow and my pain. Words and rhymes came naturally to my mind. This was obvious that poetry would be my survival weapon.

  • In 1871, Germany annexed the French eastern provinces of Alsace and Lorraine. Though it conquered their territory, Germany failed in winning over the hearts and minds of many of their people.

    In December 1917, Charles, 19 years old, born and raised in Lorraine, is conscripted against his will to join the ranks of the German army, like 380,000 men from the annexed regions forced to wear the German army's green-grey uniform during World War One.
    Through the offensives carried out by the German army, Charles will find himself in the depth of the trenches, at one point within 8o kilometres of Paris, and trapped in a cave during the bloody battle of Belleau Wood against the American Marines.
    But in the city of Laon, where he meets Isabelle, the paths of war and love will cross.

    Fifty years later, Charles will decide to tell this story, his story, with the help of his war diaries. It will take another fifty years for his work to be completed by his grand-daughter and for this book to be published, in his memory. This book is non-fiction.

  • Die Bäume und Wälder der Demokratischen Republik Kongo: Perlen der Welt, die durch Frieden geschützt werden müssen, für Ihre Kultur über den Baum! Aus etymologischer Sicht und auch in den indogermanischen Sprachen wird der Baum für ein weibliches Wesen gehalten, weil er die Mutter der Früchte ist. Aus seinen Vorzügen schloss ich, dass der Baum, mehr noch als der legendäre Prometheus, ein ewiger Held für die Lebenden bleibt, sogar für die Toten. Alles in allem ist der Baum ein ignoriertes Wunder! Um die Herzen zu berühren, die noch menschlich sind, ist ein Plädoyer für den grünen Frieden in der DRC Teil dieses Buches. Warum endlose Warnungen vor dem Klimawandel neben Kriegen, die Abscheu vor der Erhaltung des Waldes und der Natur hervorrufen? Da Bäume bzw. Wälder in das Niederschlagsregime eingreifen und zudem die unersetzlichen Hüter des klimatischen, biologischen und wasserwirtschaftlichen Gleichgewichts der Erde sind, kann man daraus schließen, dass Ägypten eher ein Geschenk der Bäume und Wälder der DRK ist. Wenn die Freundschaft des Baumes durch die Photosynthese weiter reicht als der Ort, an dem er gepflanzt ist, dann haben die Staaten der Welt die Pflicht, aus der Ferne, direkt oder indirekt, von hier oder anderswo aus, genau hinzuschauen, um die Bäume und Wälder der DRC durch Frieden zu schützen!

    Der in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo praktizierende Rechtsanwalt Maître MUHINDO MULUMBI Jackson ist bei der Anwaltskammer Nord-Kivu registriert. Er ist Berater des Provinzministers von Nord-Kivu und hat den Bereich Umwelt in seinem Aufgabenbereich. Er ist Träger einer Urkunde und einer Medaille, die ihm am Ende der ersten Ausgabe des 2010 International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition, organisiert vom IKRK, dem Belgischen Roten Kreuz und La Francophonie, verliehen wurden.

  • Ever since Maurice Richard dazzled hockey fans, fighting his way to hockey's summits, the issue of discrimination against Quebec hockey players has simmered on. NHL veteran Bob Sirois now demonstrates that unless Quebec hockey players are superstars they are less likely to be drafted than other players in Canada. They can also expect shorter careers and less pay, while some teams just don't want them. Using statistics covering nearly 40 years, Sirois shatters those tenacious myths such as "Quebecers are smaller," "they play poor defensive hockey" or "they are the best goalies." His solutions: an NHL team for Quebec City and a Quebec national junior team for international events. Our great sport stands to gain from Bob Sirois' search for the truth.

  • This report analyses the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in terms of the promotion of cultural diversity, as championed by the Council of Europe particularly through its "White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue" (2008). The Court's views on the governance principles and preconditions of intercultural dialogue - and particularly the case law on freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression and freedom of association and assembly - provide guidelines for politicians, academics and practitioners alike.

  • Migration to and within Europe has profoundly changed the life and image of the continent. This guide offers theoretical and practical tools for an innovative approach to a key political issue: how, along with our immigrant fellow-citizens, can we build a fair and plural society that ensures the well-being or all?
    By moving beyond rigid categories like "foreigner", "immigrant" and "illegal , and ambiguous concepts like "identity", "diversity , "immigration control and "integration", this guide suggests that policy makers, civil servants and citizens need to question their own vocabulary if they are to grasp the complexity and uniqueness or people's migration paths.
    Perceiving migrants simply from the host country's point or view - the security, well-being and life-style of its nationals - has limitations. We cannot see people of foreign origin only as a threat or a resource to be exploited. If we see them as stereotypes, we are seeing only a mirror of European fears and contradictory aspirations. This guide helps readers decode and address the structural problems of our society, looking at the accusations made against migrants and the utilitarian view or the advantages that immigrants bring to host societies.
    In publishing this guide, the Council or Europe is seeking to initiate an in-depth debate on the migration issue, which is so high on the European political agenda.

  • About 190 million people around the world live outside their country of birth. These migrants bring energy, entrepreneurship and fresh ideas to our societies. But there are downsides: young migrants who fail in education, adults who don't find work and, of course, unregulated migration. Such challenges can make migration a political lightning rod and a topic for angry debate.

    Drawing on the unique expertise of the OECD, this book moves beyond rhetoric to look at the realities of international migration today: Where do migrants come from and where do they go? How do governments manage migration? How well do migrants perform in education and in the workforce? And does migration help - or hinder - developing countries?


  • Is the founder of WikiLeaks the ministering angel of press freedom as his pale appearance might suggest? Or is he the demonic leader of the most dangerous hacker collective on the web? As one outspoken critic suggests, is he "worse than the Stasi," o r does he represent hope for those struggling against oppression? Either way, by the end of 2010 it became clear that a hitherto unknown organization had forever changed the global media landscape. Within a few months, some of the best-known newspapers - The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Le Monde - began to woo this small group of enthusiastic members of information transparency movement.
    To understand this movement, one that overturns the hierarchy of information and threatens the interests of American diplomacy, it's necessary to dig into the stories of these men and women, their ideology, and their unique activism. For months Olivier Tesquet, journalist at OWNI.fr, followed Assange's clan from London to Berlin. Working long hours to complete his investigation, Olivier was able to unveil WikiLeaks' goals and the personalities of its key leaders.


    His full immersion into the most creative part of the web breaks down certain misconceptions - for better or for worse.

  • The potential of diasporas as a source of economic and social development in origin countries and whether diasporas could help foster development depend on their characteristics, such as size, composition, skill levels and degree of concentration, but also on the degree of integration into the destination countries and the economic, political and social environment in origin countries. Governments of origin and destination countries can indeed facilitate the involvement of diasporas, by supporting networks, by facilitating communication channels with the country of origin, by creating an enabling environment, or - more directly - by easing skill mobility and use. In this regard, the capacity to characterise the profile of diasporas is instrumental.
    This joint OECD/AFD publication includes 140 country notes summarising diaspora sizes, including the number of children of migrants born in the destination countries; the characteristics of emigrant populations (gender, age, education, labour market outcomes); the numbers and main destinations of international students; recent migrant flows to OECD countries; and information on the desire to emigrate of different population groups. The country note information is grouped into six regions: Asia and Oceania; Latin America and the Caribbean; OECD countries; Non-OECD Europe and Central Asia; Middle East and North Africa; and Sub-Saharan Africa. The situation in each region is introduced by a separate chapter, which looks at historical migration trends, the main characteristics of diasporas originating from the region, and likely future developments and challenges.

  • This publication analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries including migration of highly qualified and low qualified workers, temporary and permanent, as well as students. This edition also contains two special chapters on topical issues: fiscal impact of migration and discrimination.

  • Is an online identity protected by freedom of expression or is it a form of publicity subject to trademark law? Is online privacy a commercial service or a public right? What are the limits of consent when dealing with privacy as a service? What are "free", "open", or "public" services on the Internet and how can citizens use them effectively? What policy initiatives can ensure that the digital networks deliver the goods, spectacles and services for our everyday activities that improve our quality of life? What role for governments, the private sector and civil society? What frameworks for international policy instruments to achieve a fair, inclusive and balanced governance of the media as they go digital?
    This work addresses these burning issues - and many more - that preoccupy decision makers, researchers and activists at all levels of society. It covers the issues of dignity, ethics, identity, privacy, cultural diversity, public service, gate-keeping and education in an encompassing human rights-based governance framework. Considering the perils and promises of each issue, the authors make constructive recommendations, insisting on the relation between local and global governance, the public value of media and digital networks and the benefits of multi-stakeholder partnerships.

  • Anglais Learning for jobs

    Collectif

    • Oecd
    • 10 Août 2010

    Learning for Jobs is an OECD study of vocational education and training designed to help countries make their Vocational Education and Training (VET) Systems more responsive to labour market needs. It expands the evidence base, identifies a set of policy options and develops tools to appraise VET policy initiatives.

  • Alice Herz-Sommer, 1903-2014
    The pianist Alice Herz-Sommer survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attended Eichmann's trial in Jerusalem, and along the way befriended some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time, from Franz Kafka to Gustav Mahler, Leonard Bernstein and Golda Meir.
    A Century of Wisdom is her story: a testament to the bonds of friendship, the power of music and the importance of leading a life of maternal simplicity, intellectual curiosity, and never-ending optimism.

  • Why do urban youth gangs protest against a political regime? And why do their protests occur right in the center of a capital city? Ambivalent rage investigates the world of youth gangs and politics in the West-African city of Conakry, Guinea. It sheds lights on how young men organize in gangs, how they perceive, confront and collaborate with the political elite and how his translate their precariousness into political instability.

  • Anglais How's life ? 2013 measuring well-being

    Ocde

    • Oecd
    • 5 Novembre 2013

    Every person aspires to a good life. But what does "a good or a better life" mean? The second edition of How's Life? provides an update on the most important aspects that shape people's lives and well-being: income, jobs, housing, health, work-life balance, education, social connections, civic engagement and governance, environment, personal security and subjective well-being. It paints a comprehensive picture of well-being in OECD countries and other major economies, by looking at people's material living conditions and quality of life across the population. Through a wide range of comparable well-being indicators, the report shows that countries perform differently in the various dimensions of well-being. For instance, low-income countries in the OECD area tend to do very well in subjective well-being and work-life balance, while their level of material well-being is much lower than that of other OECD countries. The report responds to the needs of citizens for better information on well-being and the needs of policy makers to give a more accurate picture of societal progress.

    In addition, the report contains in-depth studies of four key cross-cutting issues in well-being that are particularly relevant. First, this report analyses how well-being has changed during the global economic and financial crisis. Even though some effects of the crisis may become visible only in the long-term, the report finds that the Great Recession has large implications for both economic and non-economic well-being of households. Secondly, the report looks at gender differences in well-being, showing that the traditional gender gap in favour of men has reduced but has not disappeared. It also finds that women and men do well in different areas of well-being and that they are increasingly sharing tasks and roles. Third, it looks at the quality of employment and well-being in the workplace. The report presents evidence on the main factors that drive people's commitment at work and are key to strengthening their capacity to cope with demanding jobs. Finally, the last chapter of the report studies the links between current and future well-being. It looks at ways to define and measure sustainability of wellbeing over time.

    How's Life? is part of the OECD Better Life Initiative, launched by the Organization on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary in 2011. The OECD Better Life Initiative aims to promote "Better Policies for Better Lives", in line with the OECD's overarching mission. One of the other pillars of the OECD Better Life Initiative is the Better Life Index (www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org), an interactive composite index of well-being that aims at involving citizens in the debate on societal progress.

  • James McPherson Le Moine (1825-1912), avocat et fonctionnaire, a consacré ses loisirs à l'ornithologie, l'histoire naturelle, l'horticulture, l'archéologue, la littérature et l'histoire. Passionné pour Québec et son histoire et son histoire, et écologiste avant la lettre, il fut dans plusieurs domaines un précurseur. Pendant plus de cinquante ans, son domaine de Spencer Grange, à Sillery, fut un carrefour de rencontres et d'échanges entre des gens de différents milieux et de différents courants idéologiques et politiques.

    Ses souvenirs et réminiscences d'enfance, de jeunesse, d'âge d'homme et de vieillesse favorisent une rencontre ultime avec ce témoin privilégié de la vie sociale à Québec, dans la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle. Ce témoignage sur la société québécoise et canadienne de l'époque fourmille d'observations sur les milieux francophone et anglophone du grand Québec. Il présente aussi un considérable intérêt littéraire et historique. Il décrit les salons et pratiques de la bourgeoisie française et anglaise, les poètes de la bohème littéraire, les parties de chasse, de pêche et d'excursions dans la nature. À ce tableau varié des loisirs au XIXe siècle `ajoutent de riches aperçus sur l'origine des principaux regroupements intellectuels québécois et canadiens, dont la Société littéraire et historique de Québec, la Société royale du Canada et la première Société des Dix.

    La traduction en français est donnée en regard de la transcription du texte de ces mémoires inédits dont le titre original est Glimpses & Reminescenses of Boyhood-Youth-Manhood-Advanced Years. À ces deux versions s'ajoutent un appareil de notes et de notices biographiques, une chronologie, ainsi qu'une bibliographie des écrits de James McPherson Le Moine.

  • What would our planet be like if women were in charge ? Would it be different ? What would be the fundamental changes to our lives ? These are the questions Muriel de Saint Sauveur poses to one hundred economically, politically and culturally prominent women, coming from thirty-three countries across five different continents.
    Amongst them are the Chinese writer and photographer Xiao Hui Wang ; Assana Sangare-Ouattara, deputy of the National Assembly in the Ivory Coast ; the Egyptian businesswoman Loula Zaklama and also French women including Françoise Gri, president of Manpower France and Marie-Jo Zimmermann, president of the French National Assembly's delegation on women's rights and gender equality.
    More involved, more ambitious and less egocentric, their priorities are different to those of men. Economy and strategy are not at the top of their lists, instead they view education as an essential objective towards social emancipation and living together in harmony. Their optimistic perception of the world envisions an organisation different to that of our society today.

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