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Uniform Title Politique en France et en Europe. English
Title Politics in France and Europe / edited by Pascal Perrineau and Luc Rouban
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 274 pages) : illustrations
Series Europe in transition : the NYU European studies series
Europe in transition (New York, N.Y.)
Contents The crisis in political representation / Pascal Perrineau -- Political values and attitudes in Europe / Etienne Schweisguth -- Religion and politics / Jean-Marie Donegani -- Gender and politics / Janine Mossuz-Lavau -- Young people and politics / Anne Muxel -- Interest groups in France and Europe / Emiliano Grossman -- Trade unions and politics / Guy Groux -- The political and administrative elites / Luc Rouban -- The media and searching for political information / Arnaud Mercier -- What remains of class voting? / Nonna Mayer -- The green movement / Daniel Boy -- French socialism : an exception in Europe? / Henri Rey -- Right-wing parties in France and in Europe / Florence Haegel -- The extreme-right in Europe / Pascal Perrineau -- Conclusion : France in Europe / Luc Rouban
Summary This book offers an in-depth analysis of political life in France and Europe at the beginning of the 21st century at a time of change and crisis. Encompassing questions about values, political actors and electoral choices, it is dedicated particularly to scholars and students enrolled in comparative politics programs. Readers will find scientific answers to the highly debated question both in Europe and elsewhere: in what way are the French different from other Europeans? Using comparative surveys, the authors carry out an empirical examination on the very specific nature of French politics as well as on convergent trends in Europe. Each chapter is based on a double scientific approach: the first assesses what distinguishes France from other major European countries. The second measures political homogeneity in Europe. Each chapter makes systematic use of the results of the first two waves of the European Social Survey, whose scope is unprecedented and whose methodological rigour ensured that it was awarded one of the most prestigious academic prizes in Europe - the Descartes prize - in 2005. In total, France is thus compared to Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from French
Print version record
Subject Comparative government.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
France -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Perrineau, Pascal.
Rouban, Luc.
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LC no. 2009012780
ISBN 0230101895
0230614809 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780230614802 (cloth ; alk. paper)