This journal publishes research articles from a wide variety of methodological perspectives, including institutional analysis that unites historical, empirical and sociological views; behavioral studies such as survey data and time series analysis; rational choice, incorporating game theory and rational choice; institutionalism, political theory, political sociology and post-modern approaches to cultural theory.
Because of globalization, Europeanization, and interdependence, it has become more difficult to see developments in contemporary France in a purely national context. In response, the journal French Politics is focused on the roles of political institutions, political behavior, public policy, political economy, international relations, public administration and public law as these factors relate to France.
French Politics is an international, peer-reviewed journal that promotes the study of contemporary and comparative French politics, policy and society. The journal publishes papers that incorporate the French case into more broad comparative and cross-national analyses, and that use the French case in theory-testing and theory building.