Le Paradoxe du macronisme
The paradox of Macronism
The end of the left-right cleavage, the conversion of the French to economic liberalism and values of tolerance, a desire to live together differently… Emmanuel Macron's victory in 2017 is seen as the sign of a historical reorganization of the French political landscape, and Macronism as an answer to the profound expectations of the new French citizen of the 21st century.
Yet what if it was really just an election by default, born of an unprecedented gap between electoral supply and demand, which the young president was able to take advantage of, with remarkable political insight?
In order to try and retrace the DNA of Macronism after a year of scandals, Luc Rouban draws on large-scale surveys of French public opinion, as well as on the entourage of the President and the new Assembly. His findings throw into question the myth of a "disruption" and indicate the paradoxes of a power that wants to be horizontal and shows political goodwill, although in reality it reinforces its vertical structures, creates new oligarchies and exacerbates the social divide.