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French Politics, Society and Culture

The 2017 French Presidential Elections

A Political Reformation?

Authors: Evans, Jocelyn, Ivaldi, Gilles

  • Provides the first English-language study of one of the most notable French presidential elections of recent times
  • Includes a systematic analysis of French presidential and legislative election outcomes since the early 1980s
  • Combines qualitative and quantitative methods in its analysis
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About this book

​Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the 2017 presidential elections represents one of the most important disruptions to French political life since the establishment of the Fifth Republic. This book analyses the political opportunities enabling a neophyte to conquer the Elysée, and the conditions leading to the unprecedented presidential runoff between this centrist EU enthusiast and pro-globalization candidate and the nationalistic/populist alternative embodied by Marine Le Pen. The book begins by considering trends in party competition and presidentialism in modern France, notably presidential primaries and their impact on party competition. It then moves to considering the role traditional explanatory factors in elections, namely policies and voter profiles, played in the result. Finally, it examines the dynamics of President Macron’s success in the legislatives, and how he dominated the traditional party blocs. This book will appeal to students of French politics as well as those interested in electoral behaviour and European political systems.   

About the authors

Jocelyn Evans is Professor of Politics at the University of Leeds, UK. He has written widely on aspects of voting behaviour and political parties in France, the UK and comparatively. He served as editor of Parliamentary Affairs between 2005 and 2011. He has held visiting research positions at the ZA-Eurolab in Cologne, Germany, and the CIDSP, Grenoble, France.

Gilles Ivaldi is Researcher in Political Science with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at URMIS-University of Nice, France. His main fields of research include French politics, elections, and the comparative study of populist parties, left and right. He has published extensively on those areas of research in academic journals.

Reviews

“This book provides a fascinating analysis of the 2017 French elections. The extraordinary electoral sequence that led Emmanuel Macron to the Presidency of the French Republic, with its many singular events, but also its underlying trends, is set out here with the help of political and empirical analyses based on an ample set of data. This book is both an academic work, underpinned by concepts and recent methods in political science, and at the same time a book for a wider, informed readership. The recent electoral history of France and more generally of political studies into the transformation of party systems and voters in Europe are at the very heart of this book.” (Professor Bruno Cautrès, Sciences Po / Cevipof, Paris, France)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Evans, Jocelyn (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • The 2017 Presidential Election: Continuity and Change

    Evans, Jocelyn (et al.)

    Pages 17-44

  • The Presidential Primaries and Polarization of Mainstream Party Politics

    Evans, Jocelyn (et al.)

    Pages 45-70

  • Party Strategy and Cooperation

    Evans, Jocelyn (et al.)

    Pages 71-95

  • Campaign Events and Political Change

    Evans, Jocelyn (et al.)

    Pages 97-122

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eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68327-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 119,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68326-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The 2017 French Presidential Elections
Book Subtitle
A Political Reformation?
Authors
Series Title
French Politics, Society and Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68327-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68327-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68326-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 282
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations
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