My explanation for the Advance of Science
and for the European miracle (IInd millenium)
and its ending: The Rich States System Theory
A 4-page summary of the Rich States System Theory (in English).
Le Secret de l'Occident
(The Secret of the West, 2007)
868p-book, reviewed and enhanced pocket version of the 1997 release, published in September 2007.
Le Secret de l'Occident (The Secret of the West, 1997)
450p-book about the rich states system theory, published in October 1997.
1 page, chapter after chapter (in French).
4 pages, chapter after chapter (in English).
Aug 2016: on Elon Musk
and the space conquest, an excellent analysis by J.Knight (in English).
Jul 2014: by Jonathan Daly at Chicago Univ in Historians Debate the Rise of the West (in English).
Jun 2014: by En Gillali on the Compatibility of Muslim religion and modern science (in Arabic and English).
Dec 2008: a review in "Storicamente", Bologna University's on-line history journal, by F. Ferretti (in Italian).
Dec 2008: brief review by Evelyne Lopez Campillo in "Mediterráneo Económico" in an article about the religious hypothesis (in Spanish).
Nov 2008: a long review by Vincent Citot in philosophy journal "Le Philosophoire" (in French).
Oct 2008: by Chinese magazine Mingpao Monthly of Hong Kong (in Chinese).
Oct 2008: a summary in "L'Agitateur d'idées by physicist
Oct 2008: a review and epistémological analysis in "Espaces Temps" by prof.
Sep 2008: a sympathetic review by Jules Mardirossian in "France-Arménie" (in French).
Aug 2008: a superficial review in French magazine "Esprit" (in French).
Jun? 2008: in an article on "The rise and fall of states" by Noel Cox of Univ of Wellington, New Zealand (in English).
May 2008: in "Maghreb Social Forum's" online bibliography (in French).
Feb 2008: a review in the Belgian national daily "L'Echo" (in French).
Feb 2008: a review in "Sciences Humaines" by Laurent Testot (in French).
Feb 2008: a long and original review in "La Vie des Idées" by French physicist Etienne Klein (in English).
Jan 2008: a laudative review by "Les Sceptiques du Québec" at their annual conference (in French).
Jan 2008: a brief review in "Les Collections de l'Histoire" (in French).
Jan 2008: quotes by J.-F. Dortier in a special issue of "Sciences Humaines" (in French).
Dec 2007: a bleak review in French geography magazine "Cybergeo" (in French).
Nov 2007: a brillant analysis on "Biblio Infinie" (in French).
Oct 2007: a brief introduction on France Culture (in French).
Oct 2007: a lively account by Azar Khalatbari on in the French daily "Libération" (in French).
Oct 2007: a review by Roger-Pol Droit in the leading French daily "Le Monde" (in French).
Sep 2007: a laudatory reference in the leading French daily "Le Figaro" for the pocket edition (in French).
Sep 2007: a reference in the French daily "Le Sud Ouest" for the pocket edition (in French).
Sep 2007: a enlightning analysis on Amazon.fr (in French).
Aug 2006: an excellent analytical review on La Lettre Volée (in French). Introduction.
Feb 2006: the consequences of the theory for the space age discussed at the Adam Smith Institute (in English).
Dec 2005: Article on the historical disruption lines of Europe by prof. Jacques Brasseul (in French).
May 2005: in an Indian research paper about India and the Grand Question (in English).
Mar 2005: "Alternatives Economiques", on the emergence of capitalism (in French).
Dec 2004: "Le Nouvel Observateur", as main reference (in French).
May 2002: A smart overview by prof. Christophe Brun as on-line support for Moroccan students (in French).
Mar 2002: by P.H.H.Vries sur the role of states in the rise of the West, Journal of World History, Vol.13, Nr.1, Spring 2002, p.67-138 (in English).
Jan? 2002: in a Moroccan book about Morocco's scientific development (in French).
Mar 2001: by Y.M. Laulan in the quarterly "Géopolitique des Populations" (in French).
Dec 1999: "Isis" (in English).
Sep 1998: "Région et Développement" (in French).
May 1998: "La Recherche" (in French).
Apr 1998: "NewScientist" (in English).
Nov 1997: "Le Républicain Lorrain" (in French).
on defining civilizations across history (in French).
Sep 2008: in Histoire globale, un autre regard sur le monde, a collective book directed by Laurent Testot, p.121-129 (in French).
Sep 2008: in a special edition of French magazine "Sciences Humaines" on world history(in French).
Dec 2007: "Sciences et Avenir" (in French).
Oct 2007: "La Liberté" (in French).
Oct 2001: "Le Soir" (in French).
Mar 1998: "Vingt-Quatre Heures", 30 March 1998, p.48 (in French).
Nov 1997: "Journal de Genève", interview (in French).
Sep 2017: a chapter by me in the book "Problèmes épistémologiques
en histoire de la philosophie", directed by V.Citot, éditions Liber,
Québec, 398p, 11sept2017.
Mar 2015: Histoires universelles et philosophies de l'histoire, Actes du Colloque de Cerisy de sept.2008 sur les Philosophies de l'Histoire, Presses de Sciences Po, A.Escudier&L.Martin (19 mars 2015), Paris, a 10p-article on my latest research (in French).
Jun 2014: "Le Monde", special booklet, a 1-page article on the issue: "Is the West still ahead?" (in French).
Oct 2011: "Philosophoire", Paris, a 13-page article on the issue: "Are we rising or declining?" (in French).
May 2002: 6-page paper in Fractals in Biology and Medicine on the coastlines' fractal dimensions of Europe, the Middle East, India, China (in English).
Mar 2001: "Sciences", Paris, a 5-page article (in French).
July 1998: "Le Temps Stratégique", Geneva, a 10-page article (in French).
Oct 2013: by Vienna Univ prof P.Vries, in Escaping Poverty: The Origins of Modern Economic Growth (V&Runipress, Göttingen (23Oct2013) (in English).
Jul 2013: by Philippe Colomban of Univ P.&M. Curie, Paris, in a paper on the origins of modern chemistry (Arts 15 Jul 2013, vol 2, 78-99) (in English).
Jul 2012: by G. Strohmaier, of Free Univ Berlin, in Juergen Renn's The Globalization of knowledge in history (in English).
May 2012: by Clint Ballinger, in an paper reassessing the role of mercantilism in the rise of the West (in English).
Apr 2012: by Noel Cox, in his book Constitutional Paradigms and the Stability of States Ashgate, April 2012 (in English).
Nov 2011: by Irad Malkin in his book A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean, Oxford UP, 01Nov2011 (in English).
Dec 2008: by Jorge Camacho in the book "An Unlikely Alliance, Thinking Environments with Deleuze/Guattari", by B. Herzogenrath et al (in English).
Nov 2008: in a thesis about the Hegelian analysis of the state, applied to Europe and Africa, at Univ of Paris-East. (in French).
Oct 2008: in Economie Européenne, l'influence des religions by Bruno Colmant, on the religious hypothesis (in French).
Oct 2008: by prof. Serge Larivée of Montreal Univ in Le Quotient Intellectuel (in French).
une brève citation par le prof. Serge Larivée de Montréal dans Le Quotient Intellectuel.
Sep 2008: a quote in on-line article "Idei in Dialog" by H.-R. Patapievici (in Rumanian).
May 2008: by Clint Ballinger in his geography doctoral thesis at Univ of Cambridge, UK, about "Initial conditions as exogenous factors in spatial explanations" (in English).
Mar 2008?: A quote in L'Agenda de la pensée contemporaine by the "Cercle Condorcet de Paris" (in French).
Feb 2008: a quote on F. Bracke's website Knack.be (in Dutch).
Jan 2008?: in an article about Unifying European Law from Univ. of Kent (in English)
Dec 2007: in Canadian literature magazine "Nuit Blanche" (in French).
Nov 2007: in the on-line book by Michel Cuvillon: "Homologies historiques" (in French).
Oct 2007: a quote in French magazine "Enjeux Les Echos" (in French).
Aug 2007: in the Canadian magazine "Le Devoir" while listing new 2007 political books (in French).
Aug 2007: in an article on "Fenêtre Europe" about the European aircraft carrier fleets (in French).
Jul 2007: in the bibliography of a feature article by literature magazine "Sciences Humaines" (in French).
Dec 2006: a quote by Jared Diamond, on a Russian website dedicated to Guns, Germs and Steel (in English).
Oct 2006: in an on-line Paper about the Western Miracle by P. Hoffman (in English).
Dec 2005: at a Meeting about international law about the value of states system (in French).
Nov 2004: in an article about economic development in "Alternatives Economiques" (in French).
Jul 2004: in a paper in Eurojournal about the geographical limits of Europe (in English).
May 2004: about the ending of space race, in the book by G. Csurgai et al Quelles perspectives géopolitiques pour l'Europe? (in French).
Feb 2004: at a conference about interculturalism (in English).
Dec 2003: an article by Pierre Gallois in Géopolitique, no84, p16-26 (in French).
May 2003: on Le Café Pédagogique, a French website for teachers (in French).
Jun 2002: in a paper by Brian Davis on the role of astronomy in the history of science (in English).
Jun 2002: in a French lecture about the international history of law (in French).
Mar 2002: in an article about "Comparative History of Science", by Lewis Pyenson (in English).
Mar 2002: in the bibliography used by Info-Point Europe for the Grundtvig Projet (in French).
Nov? 2001: in a paper about the cultural hypothesis, by prof. Vries in the Netherlands (in English).
Aug 2001: Several mentions in prof. Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur's lecture about world economic history (in French).
Jul 2000: A quote by Jean Bélanger, a professor of psychology history in Montreal (in French).
Jul 2000: A quote by a history professor in Argentina (in Spanish).
Jul 2000: A mention by former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (in French).
May 2000: at a law seminar in Toulouse, France (in French).
Nov 1998: An extract, as on-line reference for French high-school students (in French).
Mar 1998: a mention by French historian Emmanuel Leroy-Ladurie (in French).
Jan 1998: a reference in "Nature", by Jared Diamond (in English).
Nov 1997: a mention in the French economy magazine L'Expansion (in French).
L'Europe et la Science (Europe and Science),
80p-book briefly summarizing the rich states system theory, published in January 1999.
Jun 2007: book available at the library of the
French embassy in Austria (in French).
Jul 2004: on Oboulo.com (in French).
Jul 2000: My two books quoted at the Italian Senate (in Italian).
La Faillite Coupable des Retraites
(The Self-Destroying Pension Systems or The Self-Imposed Failure Of Retirement Systems)
170p-book about the real causes of the demographic collapse observed in developped countries, published in January 2004.
|Summary:||1 page (in English)|
|My Articles:||Nov 2010: in Univ of Lausanne, Switerland's "Le Bulletin HEC" a 2-page article (in French).|
in a PhD thesis by A. Baidane at Casablanca, Morocco Univ on the Moroccan retirement system (in French).
Jan 2013: in an paper on inter-generational solidarity in aging societies by F. Loriaux at Univ of Louvain, Belgium (in French).
Feb 2011: at an auction sale on EBay a very good account by a seller (in French).
Nov 2006: a detailed reference in a paper on inter-generational support by M. Loriaux (in French).
Jun 2006: a long review by M. Loriaux in the collective book "Demography, Analysis and Synthesis" (in French).
Nov 2004: a review in Lettre mensuelle socio-économique du CCE, Bruxelles (in French).
Jul 2004: a short review in "CHSS Sécurité Sociale" (3/2004), p.196 (in French).
Jul 2004: a short review in "Le Vif/L'Express" (Belgium), 09Jul2004, p.40, (in French).
Apr 2004: an interview in "Le Soir" (Brussels), 13Apr2004 (in French).
Apr 2004: a review in "La Tribune" (Nice), 09Apr04 (in French).
Dec 2012: by prof. Jacques Bichot in his paper
"The true pension system problem" (in French).
May 2008: by prof. Luc Legoux in the collective book "Concilier bien-être des migrants et intérêt collectif" (in French).
Feb 2006: a quote in a paper on intra- and inter-generational debts by A. Gosseries (in French).
Jun 2005: a quote by Jacques Bichot in the Godet-Sullerot report "La Famille, une affaire publique" (in French).
Mar 2005: a quote in a paper on inter-generational justice by A. Gosseries (in English).
Sep 2004: in "Population et Avenir" (in French).
Jun 2004: conference at the Conseil Central de l'Economie in Brussels, Belgium (in French).
Created: Aug 2000 Last modified: 21 Jan 2018