Patrick Le Galès

  • Paris, les 7,2 millions d'habitants du Grand Paris ou les 12,2 millions d'habitants de la région Ile-de-France sont des enjeux majeurs pour l'Etat, qui a créé au fil du temps des institutions, lancé des politiques publiques, souvent en tension avec les autorités locales, pour les gouverner.
    Quelle que soit l'échelle retenue, beaucoup estiment que la métropole parisienne est ingouvernable.
    Les auteurs de ce livre analysent la manière dont l'enjeu parisien est devenu un problème pour l'Etat français et comment la création d'institutions a tenté d'y répondre. Ils montrent les limites et les contradictions de l'action de l'Etat en lien avec les collectivité locales pour gouverner le foncier, le logement ou encore les transports.

    Doyen de l'école urbaine de Sciences Po, politiste et sociologue comparatiste, Patrick Le Galès est directeur de recherche CNRS au Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée de Sciences Po et professeur à Sciences Po.

    Avec les contributions de Thomas Aguilera, Francesca Artioli, Christine Barwick, Emmanuel Bellanger, Renaud Epstein, Vlad Gross, Charlotte Halpern, Patrick Le Galès, Patrick le Lidec, Jacques de Maillard, Sébastien Pradella, Pauline Prat, Mathieu Zagrodski.

  • Ces dernières années, les domaines d'intervention de l'État ont proliféré. Ce manuel permet de comprendre les dynamiques et les transformations des politiques publiques.Il reprend les principaux concepts et modèles d'analyse  à partir de deux questions fondamentales : Qu'est-ce qu'une politique publique ?  Comment changent les politiques publiques? 
     

  • Alors que la plupart des débats autour des politiques publiques se focalisent sur les objectifs annoncés et sur les résultats obtenus, l'ouvrage dirigé par Pierre Lascoumes et Patrick Le Galès propose de faire porter l'attention sur les instruments de l'action publique. À travers ces études de cas européens, de la rationalisation salariale dans l'administration française à la restructuration de l'État en Grande-Bretagne, en passant par la réforme de la politique bancaire en Italie, un certain nombre de caractéristiques - des conditions de leur choix, des effets qu'ils produisent, aux rapports gouvernantsgouvernés qu'ils induisent - se dessinent. Au-delà, l'analyse des instruments d'action publique démontre sa capacité à révéler l'évolution des politiques publiques.

  • "J'envie les âmes heureuses qui vont lire Patick Gale pour la première fois. Je n'oublierai jamais mon enthousiasme lorsque j'ai découvert ces récits pleins d'esprit et d'élégance, de compassion et de complexité. Chronique d'un été est son oeuvre la plus prenante, la plus lumineuse : une histoire familiale à suspense, omnisexuelle, qui va émerger au cours de deux étés en bord de mer, à plusieurs années de distance. J'étais déchiré entre mon désir de lecteur de le dévorer sur-le-champ et l'instinct d'écrivain qui me poussait à le disséquer et à en analyser chaque phrase splendide."Armistead Maupin
    Un après-midi d'été, en Cornouailles, un vague oncle américain fait irruption avec sa fille dans le cottage loué par les parents du petit Julian. Parce qu'ils sont beaux, libres et terriblement séduisants, Bill et Skip perturbent l'équilibre de la maison, entraînant la famille dans une suite d'événements incontrôlables aux conséquences tragiques...Une fois adulte, alors que Julian pense avoir trouvé son équilibre, un autre drame se produit, réveillant ce traumatisme qu'il croyait pourtant avoir effacé de sa mémoire...
    Roman d'une exceptionnelle richesse par la finesse de l'écriture, et l'originalité de la construction, Chronique d'un été pose un regard touchant sur la fragilité de la mémoire, l'homosexualité et les tensions familiales. Une réflexion pleine de sensibilité sur notre quête incessante, éperdue et poignante d'amour et de bonheur.

  • Par une belle journée d'hiver, Rachel Kelly s'écroule dans son atelier. Cette peintre renommée laisse derrière elle une oeuvre impressionnante et une famille déchirée. Un homme, d'abord, Antony, qui fut son compagnon, son soutien, son souffre-douleur aussi, quand ses crises dépressives étaient trop fortes ; deux fils qui ne se sont jamais sentis à la hauteur de cette mère trop douée, trop passionnée, trop vivante ; une fille, Morwenna, qui a choisi de fuir... Comment les liens qui les unissaient se sont-ils distendus ? Qui était vraiment cette artiste de génie, gravement malade, qui a toujours fait passer l'art avant tout ? Pourquoi la fragile Morwenna a-t-elle soudain rompu avec ses parents ? Qu'est-il arrivé à Petroc, le petit dernier, le fils préféré, disparu trop tôt ? Quels secrets les tableaux de Rachel Kelly ont-ils encore à livrer ?


  • A woman has a second chance at love in this novel from the author of Richard & Judy bestsellers 'Notes from an Exhibition' and 'A Perfectly Good Man'.
    When forty-something Laura Lewis is obliged to abandon a life of stylish independence in Paris to care for her elderly mother in Winchester, it seems all romantic opportunities have gone up in smoke. Then she runs into Ben, the great love of her student days - and, as she only now dares admit, the emotional touchstone against which she has judged every man since. She's cautious - and he's married - but they can't deny that feelings still exist between them.
    Are they brave enough to take the second chance at the lasting happiness that fate has offered them? Or will they be defeated by the need to do what seems to be the right thing?
    Taking its structure from the events of a single summer's day, The Whole Day Through is a bittersweet love story, shot through with an understanding of mortality, memory and the difficulty of being good. In it, Patrick Gale writes with scrupulous candour about the tests of love: the regrets and the triumphs, and the melancholy of failing.
    The Whole Day Through is vintage Gale, displaying the same combination of wit, tenderness and acute psychological observation as his Richard & Judy bestseller Notes From an Exhibition.


  • An exhilarating collection of stories by the author of Richard & Judy-bestseller Notes from an Exhibition Patrick Gale, which combines wit and poignancy to illuminate experiences both common and uncommon.


  • From the author of A Perfectly Good Man, the bestselling story of an artist tormented by depression and the toll of creativity.

  • Beautifully written and deeply compassionate, Rough Music is a novel of one family at two defining points in time. Seamlessly alternating between the present day and a summer thirty years past, its twin stories unfold at a cottage along the eastern coast of England.
    Will Pagett receives an unexpected gift on his fortieth birthday, two weeks at a perfect beach house in Cornwall. Seeking some distance from the married man with whom he's having an affair, he invites his aging mother and father to share his holiday, knowing the sun and sea will be a welcome change for. But the cottage and the stretch of sand before it seem somehow familiar and memories of a summer long ago begin to surface.
    Thirty-two years earlier. A young married couple and their eight year-old son begin two idyllic weeks at a beach house in Cornwall. But the sudden arrival of unknown American relatives has devastating consequences, turning what was to be a moment of reconciliation into an act of betrayal that will cast a lengthy shadow.
    As Patrick Gale masterfully unspools these parallel stories, we see their subtle and surprising reflections in each other and discover how the forgotten dramas of childhood are reenacted throughout our lives.
    Deftly navigating the terrain between humor and tragedy, Patrick Gale has written an unforgettable novel about the lies that adults tell and the small acts of treason that children can commit. Rough Music gracefully illuminates the merciful tricks of memory and the courage with which we continue to assert our belief in love and happiness.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • An exclusive free sample from Patrick Gale's new novel A PLACE CALLED WINTER...From the bestselling author of NOTES FROM AN EXHIBITION comes an extraordinary story of self-discovery. To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything.A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything.Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. It is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love.

  • ** Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015 **If you've never read a Patrick Gale, stop now and pick up the Sunday Times Top Ten hardback and paperback bestseller, A PLACE CALLED WINTER - picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club.To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything.A shy but privileged elder son, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest force him to abandon his wife and child and sign up for emigration to Canada.Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war and madness that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.

  • 'Nattily subversive, sexually ambiguous, intelligent and disturbing. The prose sizzles with acidic observation' Sunday TimesA funeral party ends in an unexpected manner; parents are faced with difficult decisions about their daughter; a housewife transforms her personality with a simple touch-up; a father's trip to his former school brings back memories of love he thought buried forever. From gothic thrills and twisted comedy to moving family vignettes, Dangerous Pleasures offers a memorable collection of Patrick Gale's brilliant short stories of marriage, sex and mortality.

  • 'Gale's concoction is irresistible: modern relationships with period charm' Armistead MaupinSeth, a musical prodigy on the eve of his sixteenth birthday, is obsessed with sex and with the men he might meet, as well as with his strange family - his arch mother, his beautiful sister, and his damaged, distant father. Mo, a policewoman struggling with moral dilemmas and her sexuality in the violent, bigoted police force of the 1980s, wants only to find romance. In this haunting tale of self discovery and hidden identities, Mo and Seth will connect to face unexpected truths about themselves, and those they have chosen to love.

  • Anglais Ease

    Patrick Gale

    'Patrick Gale is among the great, unsung English novelists. Think Austen, Hardy, Murdoch. Remarkable' IndependentDomina Tey is a playwright, celebrated by friends, her husband, and the public alike, yet she fears losing her vital edge. Her solution: to leave her beautiful home in Bristol and seek adventure in a squalid West London bedsit, where she will live under an assumed name with only her typewriter for companionship. Once installed, however, she can't resist meddling in the business of others, forgetting that blurring fact with fiction can be a dangerous game.

  • Anglais Kansas in August

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    'Modern, excellent and sympathetic' Stephen FryMusical-obsessed Hilary Metcalfe, abandoned by his lover Rufus on his birthday, gets drunk, discovers a baby and brings it home to his flat above a corner shop to provide comfort and company. Rufus, meanwhile, allows himself to be seduced by a frivolous young woman, who is actually Hilary's professional, high-powered sister, romancing under a pseudonym to escape the reality of her own loneliness. In this witty, bawdy slice of sex and lies, the trio will find themselves drawn together ever more tightly by the lures of hedonism, self-delusion and the inescapable desire to be needed.

  • Anglais Facing the Tank

    Patrick Gale

    'Gale speedily unleashes his merrily black mischief. The uncovering of the sadness behind the doilies and twinsets is in the best tradition of black humour' ObserverAmerican Professor Evan Kirby, moving to Barrowcester to research Paradise after a successful book on Hell, expects a very English cathedral society of gentle clergymen and coffee mornings. What he finds instead is a town thrown into chaos by strange, supernatural events, scandalous pregnancies and a Satanic summoning of a young feral girl.

  • 'Absorbing . . . deftly characterised, deeply involving and relevant' The TimesGerman composer Edward Pepper escapes to England just before the war begins in earnest. Struck with TB, he is recuperating in hospital when he meets Sally, a young doctor who has battled her way through medical school, despite the opposition of her parents. They fall in love and marry, settling in the fenlands of East Anglia. Years later, Edward watches as his grandchildren trip up against life and death, and realises that patterns can repeat themselves, bringing both pain and unexpected discovery.

  • 'A very funny, often sad, erudite eclectic novel writ with style. Terrific' Time OutWhen Lawrence Frost wakes up one morning to discover his wife and child have gone missing, there is gruesome evidence to suggest he may be the main suspect in a murder investigation. Confused, threatened with the loss of everything he loves, Lawrence is sent to the Caribbean on a kill-or-cure cruise. On board and ashore he will discover love, deceit, the truth about his missing family, and the blessings that come with surrendering to destiny.

  • Anglais Friendly Fire

    Patrick Gale

    'An intense tale of love, life, intellectualism and passion. Inspirational' Daily ExpressSophie, an orphan in love with learning, is sure she will thrive in Tatham's, an esteemed boarding school, having survived years of institutional living. But she soon finds herself lost among its cliques and rituals. Befriending two teenage boys, she experiences the first ache of futile love, then a brilliant teacher's inappropriate attention to one of the trio threatens to destroy them all. Sophie swiftly realizes that there are tougher lessons to absorb outside the schoolroom - of class, sex, families and the emotional disaster they can bring to even the most privileged lives.

  • 'Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon' Sunday TimesSince her mother's death, nine year old Dido has been living with her eccentric aunt, acting as peacekeeper between Eliza, her estranged husband Giles and his girlfriend. They are each cruelly burdened in different ways. Chance draws them down to Cornwall, where a country idyll offers to lighten their urban cares. Eliza falls in love with local farmer, Pearce, an event that causes the four adults to re-assess their lives, with some painful and unforeseen consequences for adults and child alike.

  • From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER, a story of the choices we make when we come face to face with our past.
    'Wry, clever, fautlessly crafted' Guardian
    'Poignant and acutely observed' Daily ExpressLaura Lewis has left her life in Paris and returned home to Winchester to care for her aging, but still sharp mother. Ben has moved away from his beautiful and loyal wife to support his brother, living alone since their mother's death. A chance encounter reminds them both of the relationship - and the spark - they once shared. In the course of a single summer's day, they come face to face with the feelings of love and regret they share, and the choices they must make; whether to be true to themselves, or to what they believe is the right thing to do.

  • From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER, 'a convincing, moving account of man's struggle with faith, marriage and morality' Sunday TimesOn a clear, crisp summer's day in Cornwall, a young man carefully prepares to take his own life, and asks family friend, John Barnaby, to pray with him. Barnaby - priest, husband and father - has always tried to do good, though life hasn't always been rosy. Lenny's request poses problems, not just for Barnaby, but for his wife and family, and the wider community, as the secrets of the past push themselves forcefully into the present for all to see.

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