Christian Laval is Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. A specialist in the topics of liberalism, he is a member of Sophiapol, the Question Marx Study Group and the Bentham Center. He is a research associate at the Research Institute of the United Trade Union Federation. A former member of the scientific council of ATTAC, he co-directs (with Laurent Jeanpierre) the collection “Horizon of Possibilities” published by La Découverte and he is vice-president of the Research Institute of the United Federation of Trade Unions (FSU). He has investigated contemporary transformations in the education system, the relations between knowledge capitalism and the applications of New Public Management.