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.
French Politics is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.
More information on Transformative journals: https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/transformative-journals
More information on funder and institutional requirements: https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/funding
COVID 19 and impact on peer review
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.