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Executive Politics in France: from leader to laggard?  

Robert Elgie and Emiliano Grossman

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
This chapter begins by reviewing the study of executive politics comparatively. It then reviews the study of executive politics in France, showing how scholars based in France were once at ... More

How to Study Political Culture Without Naming It  

Nonna Mayer and Vincent Tiberj

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
The boom in survey research, the increasing internationalization of political science, and the development of large-scale comparative projects have renewed the study of political culture ... More

Legislative Politics: going international, while staying native  

Olivier Costa

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
This chapter proposes an assessment of the state of the study of legislative politics in France. It starts with a review of how the study of legislative politics has developed ... More

National Identity in France: a blind spot  

Sophie Duchesne

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
This chapter deals with the way in which French social scientists study their fellow citizens’ national identity. Following Billig, national identity refers here to the way people feel ... More

Populism in Central and Eastern Europe  

Ben Stanley

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter provides an overview of the ideological character and electoral strengths of populist parties in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe. It argues that the circumstances of ... More

Populism in Western Europe  

Paul Taggart

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter examines populism in contemporary Western Europe. The argument is made that populism in this region tends to primarily focus on four different issues as a result of the ... More

Public Opinion and Integration  

Sara B. Hobolt

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Aug 2012
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Jan 2013
Understanding the factors that shape public preferences towards the EU and the role of public opinion in the EU is of primary importance to the future of European integration. This article ... More

Regional and Structural Funds  

Dermot Hodson

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Aug 2012
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Jan 2013
This article focuses on debates concerning the political economy of EU regional policy. Section 35.1 discusses the key stages in the development of this area of EU decision making from the ... More

The Study of Social Movements in France: the “French touch” and a comparative contribution  

Olivier Fillieule

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
This chapter deals with the emergence of social movement studies in the French social sciences in the 1990s and its development since then. We show how the exponential growth of this field ... More

Women’s Movements and Feminism: French political sociology meets a comparative feminist approach  

Laure Bereni

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
This chapter starts by exploring the ways in which comparative research on women’s movements has challenged dominant conceptions in social movement theory, notably the antagonism between ... More

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