European Political Science is proud to share a collection commemorating the legacy of Jean Blondel (1929-2022), exploring his innovative comparative politics research and central role in the shaping of a new European political science.

Jean Blondel: One of the founding fathers of European political science | Maurizio Cotta

Blondel’s African Presidential Republics: proof presidentialism can perform even in the most challenging contexts? | Nic Cheeseman

“Things fall apart, the center cannot hold”: fractionalized and polarized party systems in Western democracies | Pippa Norris

The comparative study of governments and ministers: Jean Blondel’s legacy | Ferdinand Müller-Rommel & Michelangelo Vercesi

(Book Review) The presidential republic | Francesco Cavatorta