Governance and Europe


Eclecticism is the hallmark of this book. This is illustrated by the nature of the articles and the profiles of the writers. A quick glance at the table of contents clearly indicates this aspect:

from a reflection on secularism in Europe, diplomacy of influence through to religious beliefs, geopolitical issues, Community law, financial regulation, immigration and defence; the outlook offered by this study is highly varied.

Also varied are the profiles of the writers of this book: a lawyer (Jean Michel Quillardet), a senior official (Max Brisson), lecturers-researchers (Denis Aubin, Marc Delachaussée, Dominique Jean Renou), a journalist (Genci Burimi), legal professionals (Muriel Assouline, Bruno Szwajcer), an honorary divisional commissioner of the national police (Michel Lepoix), were sought as an expression of the profound educational vocation of the FEDE.

This book aims to provide an understanding of the main organisational mechanims in Europe in terms of strategy and geopolitics. It enables an analysis of the interactions between states, international institutions, economic stakeholders and civil societies. It offers tools for analysing European governance in order to understand its complexities and issues. To understand today’s world, is to be able, tomorrow, to deliver more effective, more open, more coherent, more legitimate, more responsible and therefore more efficient managerial decisions.


1. Governance and religious belief
Secularism in Europe
Jean Michel Quillardet

2. Governance and geopolitics
European geopolitics
Max Brisson

3. Governance and euroscopy
International Non Governmental organizations
The political, legislative and financial systems
Community law
Competences of the EU
Max Brisson and Muriel Assouline

4. Governance, public markets and business
Scope & errors of the special sectors directive
Bruno Szwajcer
CSR and Europe
CSR, a tool in the service of businesses
Denis Aubin

5. Governance and the regulation of finance
The regulation of finance in Europe
Marc Delachaussée

6. Governance and immigration in Europe
Governance and immigration formalities in Europe
Governance and multiculturalism in Europe
European union and international mobility
Dominique Jean Renou

7. Governance and european defence
Europe and defence
Michel Lepoix

8. Governance and the diplomacy of influence in Europe
The diplomacy of influence
Genci Burimi

The co-authors:

Graduate of a Master in Law, is a lawyer specializing in European Union law. As an E‑learning trainer, she familiarises students, among other subjects, with the geopolitics and history of Europe and with community competition and international institutions law.

A professor of economics and accounting management, he teaches in the preparatory class. Within the FEDE, he has been designing and creating educational material resource collections for many years.

PhD in Philosophy (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études), Professor empowered and authorised to conduct and oversee research (University of Artois), he is a graduate of the Institute of Training for the Study and Teaching of Religions (IFER), and an associate researcher (Texts and cultures laboratory ‑ internal team “Literatures and cultures of childhood and youth / Robinson Center”) of the University of Artois.

Jean‑Louis Bischoff has always worked in the music, communication and entertainment industries: from the production of musical shows (Élysée Montmartre) to cinematographic productions (Max Linder), on to communication (Young Persons Card of the Secretariat of State for Youth and for Sport, as well as working with the city of Lille municipality and Francaise des Jeux (National French Gaming Organisation).

As a Professor of Philosophy in Higher Education, Jean‑Louis Bischoff, works at various art and luxury colleges and also at the Institut Supérieur de Pédagogie (ISP) (the Higher Institute of Teaching) in Paris. He lectures on the themes of creation and contemporary trends, and proposes research on the philosophy of religions, the reshaping of belief and the sacred in contemporary pop culture, the perception of trends, the philosophy of education and aesthetic philosophy.

Jean‑Louis Bischoff is Director of Research of the FEDE and Director of the Trends Division of the FEDE doctoral school.

Professor of History, and a senior official in the Ministry of Education, Max Brisson, author of certain works, is today an internationally recognized historian.

Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, and holder of a DEA (Diploma in Applied Studies) in General Policy and Strategy of Organizations.
Marc Delachaussée has been successively in charge of financial management and risk management of the BPCE (Caisse d’Epargne Banque Populaire) (Savings department of the Popular bank) and treasurer of Natixis Global Asset Management (Groupe BPCE).

Chief superintendant in the national police, who holds two Masters in law and in Political and Administrative Sciences. Michel Lepoix has worked as a security attaché with the French Embassy.
Expert of the problems of sports violence whilst connected with the cabinet of Nicolas Sarkozy and the head of the XVIth district of Paris. At the same time, Michel Lepoix has published five collections of poetry.

Doctor of Law, lawyer at the Paris Bar, created the Jean Zay chair devoted to the teaching of secularism at Sciences Po Bordeaux. In 2008, he founded with Antoine Sfeir “The international observatory of secularism against community abuses”. He has been a member of the National Advisory Commission on Human Rights and an academic teacher at the University of Évry.

Teacher at Reims Management School (RMS) and Créteil Val‑de‑Marne University. Dominique‑Jean Renou has, amongst other activities, been a European lobbyist at a very high level and writer of many pedagogical works and academic curriculums. At the FEDE, he participated in the design of the EUBAP (European Business Administration Test) test.

Graduate of the ESCP‑EAP (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris), who also holds a Master 1 in private law, he is responsible for legal affairs at the Purchasing Department of EDF. Bruno Szwajcer is a lecturer at the University of Paris XI in public economic law, and is a specialist in social and business law. He received the prize of vocation 93 in poetry. His work on Alfred de Musset is also a major reference in the world of literature.