Université de Neuchâtel

Innovations sociales : comment les sciences sociales contribuent à transformer la société

Söderström, Ola ; Kloetzer, Laure ; Jeannerat, Hugues

Neuchâtel : Université de Neuchâtel - Maison d'analyse des processus sociaux (MAPS), 2017

(E-books MAPS ; 1)

ISBN: ISSN 2504-396X

Université de Neuchâtel

The Rise and Fall of Supermax: How the US Prison Model and Ultra Punitive Penal Policy Travelled to Colombia

de Dardel, Julie ; Söderström, Ola

(Working Papers MAPS ; 3)

In the context of the US anti-narcotic program, ‘Plan Colombia’, during the first decade of the 21st century, special agents of the US Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) took position in the heart of the Colombian penitentiary administration. Their task was to lead a profound reform of the sector, based on the US ultra-punitive penal regime and its ‘supermax’ housing units. Based on...

Université de Neuchâtel

The mobile constitution of society : rethinking the mobility-society Nexus

Söderström, Ola ; Crot, Laurence

(Working Papers MAPS ; 7)

Concepts and metaphors referring to the idea of mobility have become pervasive in contemporary social theory. The aim of this article is to discuss what is implied by considering contemporary society as constituted by mobility – or rather mobilitiesi, to use the lexicon of scholars in this field. To do so, we start by reviewing some of the most influential contemporary social theories, and...