La démocratie de l'entre-soi
An increasing divide between the people and the elites, social and sexualised inequalities, the weakness of participative democracy, the rejection of the European project in favour of nationalism, the primacy of intimacy in the construction of political involvement and civic connections, uncertainties about the socialism and liberalism of tomorrow…
In this book, a team of researchers from CEVIPOF asks what all these signals tell us about the evolution of democracy in France.
They suggest that what is "common" is no longer based on what is public, but on what is private. That politics is now evolving in communitarian spaces of all kinds, family, religious denominations, political parties, oligarchies… That this confusion in repertoires is met with a social fragmentation that is widely accepted, in spite of the celebrations of republicanism and calls for national unity.
This is the basis for the elaboration of a democracy of private interests, which breaks with the principle of separation between public and private space that has been the foundation for democracy since the French and American revolutions.
Martial FOUCAULT, professeur des universités à Sciences Po, directeur du Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (CEVIPOF).
Villes de gauche, villes de droite
Trajectoires politiques des municipalités françaises de 1983 à 2014Left-wing towns, right-wing towns
Political trajectories of French municipalities from 1983 to 2014
This book analyses the results of a panel of 236 towns with more than 30,000 inhabitants, over a 30-year period (1983-2014). It investigates the local and national criteria liable to explain the success and defeat of candidates, whilst also demonstrating why certain incumbent municipal teams are systematically re-elected.
Le vote des Français de Mitterrand à Sarkozy
1988-1995-2002-2007French Voters' Choices From Mitterrand to Sarkozy
Based on a unique comparative analysis of four French presidential contests over the last two decades, this book is an original and comprehensive study of the sociological and psychological forces driving French voters' choices.
Le Vote disruptif
Les élections présidentielle et législatives de 2017The disruptive vote
The presidential and legislative elections of 2017
A process of creative destruction of a rare intensity swept through the French political system during the 2017 elections, comparable to a devastated battleground. After the storm, now comes the time for analysis and the first research results.
Gouverner (par) les finances publiquesGoverning (via) Public Finance
This book analyses public finances, in a context marked by the issue of government debt, budget constraints and the renewed policy of rigor and fiscal reforms.