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Functional regulatory spaces
This article develops the concept of “Functional Regulatory Space” (FRS) in order to analyze the new forms of State action addressing (super) wicked problems. A FRS simultaneously spans severalExpand
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Writing the History of Dynamical Systems and Chaos: Longue Durée and Revolution, Disciplines and Cultures
Abstract Between the late 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s, the wide recognition that simple dynamical laws could give rise to complex behaviors was sometimes hailed as a true scientificExpand
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Asserted Rights; Rule Activation Strategies in Water User Rivalries in Belgium and Switzerland
  • D. Aubin
  • Economics
  • Journal of Public Policy
  • 1 August 2008
ABSTRACT Private arrangements are framed by a set of institutional rules, either public policies or property rights that actors activate in order to defend their positions. This is particularlyExpand
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The Hotel that Became an Observatory: Mount Faulhorn as Singularity, Microcosm, and Macro-Tool
One of the first high-altitude observatories was a hotel. Established in 1823, the chalet on Mount Faulhorn became a highpoint of nineteenth-century science. In this paper, I take this mountain as myExpand
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The Fading Star of the Paris Observatory in the Nineteenth Century: Astronomers' Urban Culture of Circulation and Observation
Engulfing the Observatoire de Paris around 1860, the modernizing city clashed with the increasing precision required by astronomy. Suggestions to transfer the observatory to the suburbs gave rise toExpand
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The Total War of Paris Mathematicians
From 1914 to 1918, Paris mathematicians were highly mobilized for war. In this paper, we argue that the wartime experience of Parisian mathematicians was total, in three areas especially: militaryExpand
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"Audacity or Precision": The Paradoxes of Henri Villat's Fluid Mechanics in Interwar France
In Interwar France, Henri Villat became the true leader of theoretical researches on fluid mechanics. Most of his original work was done before the First Word War; it was highly theoretical and itsExpand
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