La Préfecture de Police évoque bien des images dans l'esprit des Français. La majorité des Parisiens voient d'abord l'agent réglant la circulation au carrefour. Pour le cortège de manifestants, elle symbolise le cordon de guerriers casqués, matraque au poing pour barrer l'accès à un ministère. Le romancier ou le cinéaste aimerait pénétrer dans les arcanes du Quai des Orfèvres... Ces facettes variées de la " Grande Maison " traduisent sa place unique au cœur des relations entre le citoyen et l'Etat. Pourtant cette institution reste mal connue. Ce livre nous en ouvre les portes toutes grandes, à travers les mémoires des principaux acteurs, les études administratives et juridiques, les fiches des Renseignement Généraux, les anecdotes ou les photos d'hier et d'aujourd'hui. Un tableau qui surprendra peut-être mais qui éclairera le lecteur sur ce qu'est véritablement la Préfecture de Police.
Life and Loyalty
Author: Klaas Dijkstra
In this volume a particular class of mainly Aramaic votive inscriptions dating from roughly the first three centuries A.D., featuring, next to dedicators, human beneficiaries, is examined in order to establish its social and religious meaning and function.
Parliament and Parliamentarism
Author: Pasi Ihalainen, Cornelia Ilie, Kari Palonen
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses, and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative, and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects-deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty-and explores the different ways in which they have been contested, reshaped, and implemented in a series of representative national and regional case studies. As one of the first comparative studies in conceptual history, this volume focuses on debates about the nature of parliament and parliamentarism within and across different European countries, representative institutions, and genres of political discourse.
Author: Donald Richie
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Donald Richie takes the reader on a revealing tour of the different districts of Japan's capital city. Starting from the original centre of Tokyo – the Imperial Palace – Richie branches outwards, taking in other areas such as Yoshiwara, the original red-light district, and Ginza, the world-famous shipping street. The author has kept a diary for the entire time he has lived in Tokyo, and excerpts from it provide on-the-spot insights into the significance of fashions and fads in Japanese culture (for example the recent Tamagochi craze), as well as the various aspects of life in a small neighborhood. Richie gives a real sense of how Japanese society has changed since the Second World War, yet remained rooted in its past. With the eclectic eye and ear of a film-maker, Richie describes the flavor and idiosyncrasies of this chaotic, teeming city. Tokyo is illustrated with 30 intriguing photographs by Seattle-based photographer, Joel Sackett.
The Global City
Author: Saskia Sassen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This classic work chronicles how New York, London, and Tokyo became command centers for the global economy and in the process underwent a series of massive and parallel changes. What distinguishes Sassen's theoretical framework is the emphasis on the formation of cross-border dynamics through which these cities and the growing number of other global cities begin to form strategic transnational networks. All the core data in this new edition have been updated, while the preface and epilogue discuss the relevant trends in globalization since the book originally came out in 1991.
An illustrated account of the growth and development of Japan's capital cityrom the 16th to the end of the 19th centuries, this text gives a full anducid account of the development of Japan's premier urban landscape. Itsighly visual approach encompasses historical maps which detail theevelopment of the city.;In addition to information on architecturalevelopment, the book also provides details concerning technologies,ifestyles and social structures.
The Tokyo region is the most populous metropolitan area in the world and a place of extraordinary vitality. The political, economic and cultural center of Japan, Tokyo also exerts an enormous international influence. In fact the region has been pivotal to the nation's affairs for centuries. Its sheer size, its concentration of resources and institutions and its long history have produced buildings of many different types from many different eras. This is the first guide to introduce in one volume the architecture of the Tokyo region, encompassing Tokyo proper and adjacent prefectures, in all its remarkable variety. The buildings are presented chronologically and grouped into six periods: the medieval period (1185-1600), the Edo period (1600-1868), the Meiji period (1868-1912), the Taisho and early Showa period (1912-1945), the post-war reconstruction period (1945-1970) and the contemporary period (1970 until today). This comprehensive coverage permits those interested in Japanese architecture or culture to focus on a particular era or to examine buildings within a larger temporal framework. A concise discussion of the history of the region and the architecture of Japan develops a context within which the individual works may be viewed. Over 500 buildings are presented, from 15th-century Buddhist temples to 20th-century cultural buildings, from venerable folkhouses to works by leading contemporary architects of Japan such as Kenzo Tange, Fumihiko Maki, Arata Isozaki, Hiroshi Hara, Toyo Ito and Riken Yamamoto as well as by foreign architects such as Norman Foster, Peter Eisenman and Steven Holl.
Author: William K. Muir
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"This book . . . examines the problem of police corruption . . . in such a way that the stereotype of the crude, greedy cop who is basically a grown-up delinquent, if not an out-and-out robber, yields to portraits of particular men, often of earnest good will and even more than ordinary compassion, contending with an enormously demanding and challenging job."—Robert Coles, New Yorker "Other social scientists have observed policemen on patrol, or have interviewed them systematically. Professor Muir has brought the two together, and, because of the philosophical depth he brings to his commentaries, he has lifted the sociology of the police on to a new level. He has both observed the men and talked with them at length about their personal lives, their conceptions of society and of the place of criminals within it. His ambition is to define the good policeman and to explain his development, but his achievement is to illuminate the philosophical and occupational maturation of patrol officers in 'Laconia' (a pseudonym) . . . . His discussions of [the policemen's] moral development are threaded through with analytically suggestive formulations that bespeak a wisdom very rarely encountered in reports of sociological research."—Michael Banton, Times Literary Supplement
The Gallic War
Author: Julius Caesar
High-tech Crimes Revealed
Author: Steven Branigan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
The author describes real-life cases of computer crimes and investigations.
History of the Franks
Author: Gregory Bishop of Tours, Saint Gregory (Bishop of Tours)
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Written in the 6th century by Gregory, the Bishop of Tours, "Historia Francorum," translated as History of the Franks, is a ten volume work that recounts the world's history from creation, focusing on the movement of Christianity into Gaul, an ancient region corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the south Netherlands, Southwest Germany, and northern Italy.
Engaging analysis of political speculation and rumour in Paris in the mid 18th century, and how this lead to a new understanding of political subjectivity.
A Sudanic chronicle
Author: Aḥmad Ibn Furṭū, Dierk Lange
The handling of right and wrong, known in sociology as social control or conflict management, covers everything from a brief glance of disapproval to the horrific bombing of a city. This book contains formulations that predict and explain the nature of social control anywhere and everywhere, throughout the world and across history. Provides a wealth of new sociological theory on largely unexplored topics such as vengeance, discipline, avoidance, pacification, negotiation, and toleration Contains new concepts and typologies applicable to partisan and nonpartisan forms of conflict management Offers new theoretical perspectives on: Crime as self-help The broadening liability of organizations Social control of the self The behavior of third parties Partisanship as social gravitation Moralism as social repulsion Black established his reputation as a sociologist and gifted writer with his Academic Press classic The Behavior of Law. The Social Structure of Right and Wrong uses the same theoretical approach, pursuing a radically sociological and uncompromisingly scientific approach to the phenomenon of morality.