French Presidential Elections by M. Lewis-beckFrench Presidential Elections by M. Lewis-beck

French Presidential Elections

byM. Lewis-beck, R. Nadeau, É. Bélanger

Hardcover | January 6, 2012

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An original and comprehensive study of the sociological and psychological forces driving individual choices in French Presidential elections. Based on a unique comparative analysis of four French presidential contests over the last two decades, this book presents a rigorous examination of long-term and short-term voter motivations.
MICHAEL S. LEWIS-BECK is F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa, USA. His interests are comparative elections, forecasting, political economy and quantitative methodology. He has authored or co-authored over 180 articles and books, includingAmerican Voter Revisited,Forecasting Elections...
Title:French Presidential ElectionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230300081

ISBN - 13:9780230300088


Table of Contents

Introduction Social Structure Class and Patrimony Left-Right Ideology The Role of Issues Leader Images Campaign influences Conclusion Appendix Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

"Like all good scientific works, French Presidential Elections answers important existing questions and poses new ones...Lewis-Beck, Nadeau and Bélanger have given us a most useful roadmap that will guide future inquiries. The result of their efforts is an outstanding example of the contemporary science of electoral choice." -From the Foreword by Harold D. Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, USA"A superbly crafted inquiry of French elections from Mitterand to Sarkozy, with an uncanny sense for enduring as well as novel patterns of voting. Mindful of the peculiarities of la vie francaise, but also appealing for its broad theoretical outlook on electoral choice." -Helmut Norpoth, Professor, Department of Political Science, Stony Brook University, USA