Publié le 12/06/2005

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The change in United States macro-economic policy since 9/11 has squeezed economic orthodoxy. It is now guided by hybrid economic considerations and disturbing political and strategic decisions. Though positive economic results of current economic policy are evident in spite of the challenges involved, it seems necessary to reconsider the dominant paradigm. The beginning of the present century has stressed the importance of violence and political phenomena in understanding and explaining current economic changes. For this reason, it is imperative to transcend the unrealistic but dominant conceptions of the linkage between the economics and organized violence. Eric Lahille, holds of a Ph.D in Economics and is Professor of International Industrial Economics at the Institut supérieur de technologie et management (ISTM) of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris. He is Associated Research Fellow at the Centre d’études des modes d’industrialisation (CEMI) of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).