Translucent society – taking to an end the myth of a benevolent state[Reading report] by Badis Boussouar


The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2011.

Translucent society focuses mostly on the French model of government and tries to understand how the state, through its interactions with companies and people, makes the society. It is thus in understanding better the role of human beings in this mechanism that one can make it work in a less counter-productive manner. Beyond this detailed diagnosis, the authors want to show that the new abundance of information and statistics on society is a chance for policy makers to grab now. They should more than ever be able to base their decisions and budgeting on a series of actors from the civil society who can play the role of whistle-blowers and alarm givers, in a more open, and thus more rational, political debate.

Quote article  Badis Boussouar, « Translucent society – taking to an end the myth of a benevolent state », 23 august 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]

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