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“Mesurer le racisme, vaincre les discriminations”, Thomas Piketty

In his latest book, Thomas Piketty proposes a new model for combating racism and discrimination.

“Mesurer le racisme, vaincre les discriminations”

Find the page dedicated to the book on the website of Editions du Seuil.

Extract from the back cover:


Let us say it straight away: no country has invented a perfect system for combating racism and discrimination. The challenge is to imagine a new model, transnational and universalist, which places anti-discrimination policy in the more general framework of a social and economic policy with egalitarian and universal aims, and which takes on board the reality of racism and discrimination - in order to give ourselves the means to measure and correct them, without freezing identities, which are always plural and multiple.

The author

Thomas Piketty is an economist, Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and PSE Chaired Professor. He has published numerous research articles in international journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Explorations in Economic History, Annales : Histoire, Sciences Sociales and the World Inequality Database, and one of the initiators of the Manifesto for the Democratisation of Europe. He is the author of the international bestseller “Capital in the 21st Century” (2013) and “Capital and Ideology” (2019).