The Oxford Handbook of French Politics by Robert ElgieThe Oxford Handbook of French Politics by Robert Elgie

The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

EditorRobert Elgie, Emiliano Grossman, Amy G. Mazur

Hardcover | December 10, 2016

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The Oxford Handbook of French Politics provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of the French political system through the lens of political science. The Handbook is organized into three parts: the first part identifies foundational concepts for the French case, including chapters on republicanism and social welfare; the second part focuses on thematic large-scale processes, such identity, governance, and globalization; while the third partexamines a wide range of issues relating to substantive politics and policy, among which are chapters on political representation, political culture, social movements, economic policy, gender policy, and defense and security policy.The volume brings together established and emerging scholars and seeks to examine the French political system from a comparative perspective. The contributors provide a state-of-the-art review both of the comparative scholarly literature and the study of the French case, making The Oxford Handbookof French Politics an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the foundations of contemporary political life in France.
Robert Elgie is Paddy Moriarty Professor of Government and International Studies at Dublin City University. He has published numerous books, including The Study of Political Leadership: Foundations and Contending Accounts (Palgrave 2015), Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-types and Democratic Performance (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Po...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of French PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:December 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Robert Elgie, Emiliano Grossman, and Amy G. Mazur: A Framework for a Comparative Politics of FrancePart I. Conceptual Foundations2. Yves Meny: Republicanism: A Transatlantic Misunderstanding3. Jack Hayward: The State Imperative4. Patrick Hassenteufel and Bruno Palier: The French Welfare SystemPart II. Themes: Large-Scale Processes5. Riva Kastoryano and Angeline Escafre-Dublet: Identity, Culture and Politics: The Other and the Self in France6. Gilles Pinson: The French Way to Multi-Level Governance: Governance with Government7. Sabine Saurugger: The Europeanization of Public Policy in France: Actor-Centred Approaches8. Michel Goyer and Miguel Glatzer: Globalization: French Ambivalence as a Critical CasePart III. Institutions9. Robert Elgie and Emiliano Grossman: Executive Politics in France: From Leader to Laggard?10. Olivier Costa: Legislative Politics: Going International, While Staying Native11. Sylvain Brouard: Constitutional Politics: The French Case and Theory-Building12. Philippe Bezes: Challenges to French Public Administration: Mapping the Vitality of its Knowledge Sources13. Romain Pasquier: Regional and Local Government: Interpreting Territorial PoliticsPart IV. Parties, Elections and Voters14. Nicolas Sauger: Political Representation: Bringing Elections Back In15. Nonna Mayer and Vincent Tiberj: How to Study Political Culture Without Naming It16. Richard Nadeau and Michael S. Lewis-Beck: Explaining French Elections: The Need to Meet in the Middle17. Florence Haegel: Parties and Party Systems: Making the French Socio-Cultural Approach Matter18. Jacques Gerstle: Political Communication: From International Institutionalization to National Conquest of Scientific LegitimacyPart V. Civil Society19. Darren McCauley: Interest Groups: Moving Beyond State-Centric Models20. Olivier Fillieule: The Study of Social Movements in France: The French Touch and a Comparative Contribution21. Laure Bereni: Women's Movements and Feminism: French Political Sociology Meets a Comparative Feminist Approach22. Sophie Duchesne: National Identity in France: A Blind SpotPart VI. Public Policy and Policy-makingA. The Domestic Arena23. Ben Clift: French Economic Policy: Theory Development and the Three 'I's24. Charlotte Halpern: Environmental and Energy Policy in France: A Critical Case for Comparative Political Research?25. Amy G. Mazur and Anne Revillard: Gender Policy Studies: Distinct, but Making the Comparative ConnectionB. The International Arena26. Craig Parsons: France and the Evolution of European Integration: The Exemplary and Pivotal Case for Broader Theories27. Vivien A. Schmidt: Varieties Of Capitalism: A Distinct French Model?28. Bastien Irondelle, Jean Joana, and Frederic Merand: Defense and Security Policy: Beyond French Exceptionalism29. Gordon D. Cumming: French Aid Through the Comparative Looking Glass: A Representative, Deviant, or Agenda-Setting Case?Conclusion30. Robert Elgie, Emiliano Grossman, and Amy G. Mazur: The State of Research on French Politics: Towards International Convergence?