Les faux-semblants du Front national

Les faux-semblants du Front national

Sociologie d'un parti politique
Sylvain Crépon, Alexandre Dézé, Nonna Mayer
With Cécile Alduy, Dominique Andolfatto, Sylvain Barone, Julien Boyadjian, Gaël Brustier, Jean-Yves Camus, Thierry Choffat, Fabien Escalona, Delphine Espagno, Jérôme Fourquet, Stéphane François, Joël Gombin, Florent Gougou, Valérie Igounet, Gilles Ivaldi, Nicolas Lebourg, Christèle Marchand-Lagier, Abel Mestre, Caroline Monnot, Emmanuel Négrier, Emmanuelle Reungoat
The False Pretences of the Front National
The sociology of a political party

Since Marine Le Pen was elected president of the Front National in2011, the party has broken all its electoral records, attracted an unprecedented number of new supporters, and elected the most officials ever in its history. But has the party truly changed? Fundamentally, the answer is no. The 'new' FN is an illusion, cultivated by the media due to its fascination with the party. Following a detailed inquiry, such is the conclusion reached by the authors of this volume, who set out to compare the electorate, activists, networks, platforms and rhetoric of both Jean-Marie Le Pen and his daughter Marine.

While the party’s new leader has somewhat tempered her rhetoric, especially with regard to anti-Semitism, and her new platform includes elements cribbed from the Left (regarding economic issues, secularism and culture), her main hobbyhorse is still immigration. While Marine Le Pen has won over voters from groups that had previously been more chary (women and Jews, for example), the primary characteristics of FN supporters and their geographical location have not changed. The FN remains an anti-establishment party, both on account of the inequalities it defends and of its rejection of pluralism. This positioning partly explains the party’s success, but also condemns it to political isolation.

The FN is thus far from being normalised, despite the party’s obvious attempts at presenting a softer, gentler image. It is still not a party ‘like all the others’, nor is it ‘France’s most important party’, ‘on the verge of gaining power’.

Sylvain Crépon is a lecturer in political science at the Université François-Rabelais in Tours and a researcher with LERAP. Alexandre Dézé is a lecturer in political science at the Université de Montpellier 1 and a researcher with CEPEL. Nonna Mayer is the director emeritus of research at the CNRS, and collaborates with Sciences Po’s Centre d'études européennes (Centre for European Studies - CEE).

Alexandre Dézé

Alexandre Dézé est maître de conférences en science politique à l'Université de Montpellier et chercheur au Centre d'études politiques de l'Europe latine (CEPEL).

Institutions, élections, opinion
Mélanges en l'honneur de Jean-Luc Parodi
Institutions, Elections and Public Opinion
Yves Déloye, Alexandre Dézé, Sophie Maurer
A major figure of French political science, Jean-Luc Parodi has significantly influenced the discipline, whether intellectually thanks to his pioneering studies, institutionally, or even individually, due to his personality. These texts pay tribute to the intellectual and the man himself.

Les systèmes de partis dans les démocraties occidentales
Le modèle du parti-cartel en question
Yohann Aucante, Alexandre Dézé

Parler pour gagner
Sémiotique des discours de la campagne présidentielle de 2007
Speaking to Win
The Semiotics of Political Discourse during the 2007 Presidential Campaign
Denis Bertrand, Alexandre Dézé, Jean-Louis Missika

Partis politiques et système partisan en France
Carole Bachelot, Alexandre Dézé, Florence Faucher, Julien Fretel, Florence Johsua, Julian Mischi, Christine Pütz, Nicolas Sauger, Vincent Tiberj


Sociologie plurielle des comportements politiques
Je vote, tu contestes, elle cherche...
The Many-Faceted Sociology of Political Behaviour
I vote, you protest, she's still looking...
Olivier Fillieule, Florence Haegel, Camille Hamidi, Vincent Tiberj
In homage to the pluralist political sociology practiced and defended by this French pioneer of experimental survey research, this volume provides an up-to-date overview of current research and major controversies in this field of political science today, thus also serving as an introduction to the analysis of political behaviour.

Les partis politiques sur le web
Political Parties on the Web
Fabienne Greffet
This book focuses on the evolution of campaigns and political activism online. ...). It offers an unprecedented overview of the uses of the Internet by the French parties compared to American, Italian and British parties.