Pascal Perrineau is Distinguished Professor at Sciences Po Paris, where he heads the Centre for Political Research (CEVIPOF) and intervenes as expert in numerous media and scientific authorities. His research focuses mainly on electoral sociology, the extreme-right in France and in Europe, and the new socio-political cleavages at work in European societies. He is the author of many works, including: Le symptôme Le Pen (Fayard, 1997), Le Dictionnaire du vote (PUF, 2001) with Dominique Reynié, Le désenchantement démocratique (Aube, 2003), La politique en France et en Europe (Presses de Sciences Po, 2007) with Luc Rouban, Politics in France and in Europe (Palgrave, MacMillan 2009). Le vote de rupture. Les élections présidentielle et législatives d'avril-juin 2007 (Presses de Sciences Po, 2008), La solitude de l'isoloir. Les vrais enjeux de 2012 (Autrement, 2011) with Luc Rouban. Pascal Perrineau has just published Le choix de Marianne. Pourquoi et pour qui votons-nous? (Fayard, 2012).
Courses offered in the past four years.
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FREN 6657 - Voting in France and Europe
Le vote : usages et mutations des comportements politiques en France et en Europe / Voting in France and Europe: practices and mutations in political behaviours
N.B This course will meet two hours daily for three weeks (July 22 to August 11)
This course will study the act of voting within the general framework of a reflection on the broadening of various ways for citizens to participate politically in modern democracies. It will also look at the many uses of voting, together with the different meanings the act of voting vehicles within European democracies. This is an area which has undergone change recently both in France and in Europe. Today, one might wonder whether the vote continues to be a central means of achieving democracy for modern citizenry. One might also wonder whether the vote is still one of the fundamental procedures within the democratic system and what the historical, sociological and political bases of electoral behaviour are made up of.
/La Politique en France et en Europe/, Rouban Perrineau, Sciences Po, Les Presses
FREN 6665 - The Extreme Right:France & Eur
L'extrême droite en France et en Europe / The Extreme Right in France and Europe
*N.B. This course meets from July 25 to August16, 2 hours per day*
After defining the political movement of the Extreme Right, we will examine how it has appeared and developed historically in Europe, its diverse programs, its invariant qualities, its various organizational forms and the psychological, social, cultural and political foundations which propel it. Finally, we will analyze its relationship to power and its potential future.
Required Texts:1) Hans Georg Betz, La droite populiste en Europe, ISBN 9 782746 704510, Editions Autrement (2004); 2) P.Perrineau, Le symptôme Le Pen, Radiographie des électeurs du Front national, ISBN 9782213599847 Editions Fayard, 1997; 3) P.Perrineau, Le choix de Marianne ISBN 978-2-213-65419-5, Editions Fayard, 2012.Civ Cul & Soc
Summer 2011, Summer 2013
FREN 6760 - French & US Presidential Elect
Presidential elections in France and the United States: comparative analysis / Analyse comparée des élections présidentielles en France et aux USA
N.B. This course meets from July 26 to August 15, 2 hours per day.
2012 is the year of both american and french presidential elections. The course will
start from a systematic analysis of the French presidential elections:
the electoral campaign, the main issues, the candidates, the
electorates... On all these points we will see the similarities and the
differences between the two countries and political systems.
Required text: Pascal Perrineau, Le choix de Marianne, Pourquoi et pour qui votons-nous?, Paris, Fayard, 2012 (ISBN 978-2-213-65419-5)Civ Cul & Soc