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Fear and Freedom: The Struggle For a Secular France
In the name of laïcite, France's version of secularism, a myriad of laws banning conspicuous religious symbols have been implemented over the last few decades, generating controversial debates over the legality, necessity, ...
THE ZONE D’ÉDUCATION PRIORITAIRE: Why French Legislators Revived a 1981 Public Education Program in the Wake of Mass Youth Riots
This paper is public policy analysis that looks into the design and history of the French Zone d’Éducation Prioritaire (ZEP) program in order to understand why policymakers revived the program in the wake of 2006 mass youth ...
Algebra's Tragic Hero
This work argues that the 19th century French mathematician, Évariste Galois, died in a duel of love rather than of politics. It also proposes that, contrary to the legend that the mathematical establishment unfairly ...