Société, modes de vie

Cette page regroupe l'ensemble des publications de Futuribles sur cette thématique (Vigie, revue, bibliographie, études, etc.)

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Économie, emploi - Entreprises, travail - Société, modes de vie

Productivité et emploi dans le tertiaire

En comparaison internationale, la France a un faible taux d'emploi, et ceci recouvre essentiellement un « déficit » d'emplois dans les services. En effet, au cours des dernières décennies, la baisse de l'emploi industriel n'a pas été plus marquée en France que chez ses partenaires ; en revanche, la création d'emploi dans les services a été plus limitée Par ailleurs, l'exemple américain montre que l'expansion de certains services peut s'accompagner de gains de productivité élevés ...

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Société, modes de vie

The Future of Sport in « Thinking Creatively in Turbulent Times »

Ce texte de Robin Gunston, directeur du New Zealand Futures Trust, a été présenté à la conférence annuelle de la World Future Society. Après avoir fait un rappel historique de la façon dont le sport est passé de l'amateurisme au professionnalisme, l'auteur passe en revue quelques tendances affectant ce domaine : - L'importance croissante de l'aspect show-business, renforcé par le rôle de la télévision (il y a jusqu'à 27 chaînes câblées consacrées aux sports aux États-Unis). - La ...

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Recherche, sciences, techniques - Société, modes de vie

Rapport sur les nouveaux apports de la science et de la technologie à la qualité et à la sûreté des aliments

Depuis le milieu du XXe siècle, les transformations des modes d'alimentation ont été importantes, favorisées par des avancées scientifiques et technologiques dans le domaine de la qualité et de la sécurité des aliments. Le rapport étudie les importants enjeux de société qui se rapportent à l'alimentation, sa sécurité dans le cadre de la mondialisation, le maintien de l'industrie alimentaire française dans la concurrence mondiale. Il s'interroge sur les espérances données par la nutrition et les problèmes ...

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Recherche, sciences, techniques - Société, modes de vie

Cyber-consommation : les nouvelles tendances

L'Observatoire de la cyberconsommation (Cyberconso), créé en septembre 2003 par le Forum des droits sur l'Internet, publie son premier rapport sur les pratiques des consommateurs et des professionnels de la vente à distance au regard du cadre juridique applicable. De septembre 2003 à mars 2004, l'Observatoire a collecté les témoignages de près de 400 internautes et procédé à l'audition de nombreux acteurs du commerce électronique : marchands, comparateurs de prix, intermédiaires techniques et représentants des consommateurs. La ...

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Revue

Recherche, sciences, techniques - Société, modes de vie

Le singe, le clone et le perroquet

Besides being of interest to scientists, philosophers and sociologists, the issue of cloning is of major concern to psychoanalysts, since the idea of producing an exact copy of a human being touches the very basis of psychoanalysis: sexuality, identification, narcissism, etc.
Michel Neyraut, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, reflects here on the issues raised by the prospect of human cloning, both for the discipline and, above all, for people. He discusses three different aspects of the problem: the possible involvement of "operative thinking" (in the psychosomatic sense), the construction of a "family story" based on the illusion of an "exact copy", and the opening up of the potential for the limitless narcissistic reproduction of an individual or a group.
This article shows how essential it is, in the debate on cloning, to take into account all aspects of the question, above all the possible psychological impact on those directly affected by the technique. Hence the importance of an interdisciplinary approach - in this debate, as in any that involves the relationship between science and society.

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Entreprises, travail - Société, modes de vie

Lettre sur la tolérance

As France prepares to mark the centenary of the separation of Church and State in 2005, the current concerns about the presence of religious symbols in state schools (above all, headscarves worn by Muslim girls) show that the debate is far from over. Above and beyond the issue of religion in schools, the question touches the more general problem of attitudes to Islam in French society. How can we prevent secularism, which is a core value of the French education system, from leading to the exclusion of some pupils? And what can be done so that the French version of Islam distinguishes the temporal from the spiritual?
In this debate it is hard to find more relevant reading matter than A Letter Concerning Toleration published by John Locke in 1689. Although there are plenty of texts about tolerance dating from the 17th century (Spinoza, Bayle), Locke's Letter has become the best known reference, because it is so clear and concise. Starting from a conception of the freedom of judgement essential for all human beings, Locke defines the strict limits on the rights of the two institutions (Church and State), the one concerned with man and his worldly goods, the other with matters of faith and the eternal salvation of his soul.
According to Locke, the right to toleration has nothing to do with religious convictions; instead, it is essentially a practical political issue relating to the conduct of social relations. He makes a radical distinction between politics and religion: anyone who confuses two spheres that are so different in their origins, their ends and their concerns is muddling two things that are diametrical opposites, Heaven and Earth. Tolerance in Locke's view nevertheless involves restrictions, above all with regard to convictions that seek to impinge upon the State's sphere: Roman Catholicism because it is ruled from abroad, atheism because he sees it as basically unsuited to maintaining the moral ties essential to political life. Having had some experience himself of the business of the State, Locke was totally uncompromising about the boundary between public law and divine law: his obsession as a champion of liberalism (in the sense of respect for individual liberties) was with the social disorders arising from arbitrary actions by magistrates or from religious fanaticism or, worse still, the combination of the two.

Revue

Économie, emploi - Population - Recherche, sciences, techniques - Société, modes de vie

Les cinq guerres de la mondialisation

In the midst of the "war against terrorism" launched by the US government, the editor of Foreign Policy rightly reminds us that there are other "wars", not waged by one state against another; these are sometimes even more destructive and governments have great difficulty in gaining the upper hand. These wars are made much worse by certain new features of globalisation and, according to Moisés Naím, they are likely to be long-lasting and to become even more serious if governments do not realize that these problems call for major strategic reforms.
The wars in question are against drug-trafficking, the illegal arms trade, breaches of intellectual property, trafficking of human beings and money-laundering.
These problems have no regard for geography or sovereignty, and they bring governments into conflict with networks based solely on market forces. In many ways, Naím argues, these struggles are structuring the world as much as the tensions between nation-states did in the past. In addition, they raise questions about the dominant ideas and institutions of nation-states and they highlight the damaging side-effects of untrammelled market forces.

Chapitre Société, modes de vie

Ce chapitre est extrait du Rapport Vigie 2016 de Futuribles International, qui propose un panorama structuré des connaissances et des incertitudes des experts que l'association a mobilisés pour explorer les évolutions des 15 à 35 prochaines années sur 11 thématiques.