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Hervé Le Bras examines here how post-modern mathematics, targeting concrete issues, can help us to address a fundamental concern of all human societies, i.e., how space is occupied. Among many topics he examines pastoral nomadism, agricultural sedentariness, territorial conquest, migrations, ancient and modern urban planning, national and regional development, and road traffic. Hervé Le Bras is a demographer and course director at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.
Should we worry about the mariage and birth rates? Should we be reassured by the family values trend? Demographic data is never easy to interpret and because of the social changes within families, former theories must be revised and new approaches considered. L. Roussel attempts to draw an accurate picture of the future of our ever changing society.