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Emmanuel Todd

Emmanuel Todd

Visionary demographer
Languages : English, French

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  • Administration, Governance & Politics
    • Europe
    • Geopolitics
    • Government
    • Politics
  • Society
    • Multiculturalism
  • Science
  • Employability

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  • Subjects

  • Europe
  • Euro
  • The economic crisis
  • Family systems in the world, and their influence upon societies

Emmanuel Todd was born in 1951 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. After studying history and political sciences in Paris, he obtained a PhD in history in Cambridge.

He worked as a book reviewer from 1977 to 1984 for the Monde des Livres, where he was responsible for history, anthropology and sociology. He then was active for the Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (National Institute for Demographic Studies), where he began as the director of the resource center, and pursued doing

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Emmanuel Todd was born in 1951 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. After studying history and political sciences in Paris, he obtained a PhD in history in Cambridge.

He worked as a book reviewer from 1977 to 1984 for the Monde des Livres, where he was responsible for history, anthropology and sociology. He then was active for the Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (National Institute for Demographic Studies), where he began as the director of the resource center, and pursued doing research. His studies aim at analyzing the links between the traditional family structures and the diversity of modern societies trajectories (La Troisième planète, 1983, L’Enfance du monde, 1984, L’Invention de l’ Europe, 1990, Le Destin des immigrés, 1994, L’Illusion économique, 1998). He also studies the genesis of those family systems (L’Origine des systèmes familiaux, 2011).

He managed to predict the collapse of the Sovietic Union (La Chute finale, 1976), the weakening of the American system (Après l’Empire, 2002), and the Arab Spring (Le Rendez-vous des civilisations, with Youssef Courbage, 2007). Après la démocratie, published in 2008 after the election of Nicolas Sarkozy, analyses what he sees as a crisis of politics. 

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