French Politics (FP) focuses on the role of political institutions, political behaviour, public policy, political economy, international relations, public administration and public law as they relate to France. Globalisation, Europeanisation, and interdependence have meant that it is less easy to see developments in contemporary France in a purely national context. In the academic context the trend towards large-scale collaboration in comparative projects has meant an increasing opportunity for bringing France into the mainstream of academic research.
French Politics seeks contributions from a wide variety of methodological perspectives, including institutional analysis (historical, empirical, sociological), behavioural studies (survey data and timeseries analysis), rational choice (including game theory and rational choice institutionalism), political theory, political sociology and post-modern approaches (cultural theory). The journal particularly encourages submissions that seek to incorporate the French case into more broad comparative and cross-national analyses, and that use the French case in theory-testing and theory building.
Special Issue on the 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections in France