Pascal Perrineau

Faculty

 

Pascal Perrineau is a Distinguished Professor at Sciences Po where he intervenes as expert in numerous media and scientific authorities and headed, from 1991 to 2013, the Center for Political Research (CEVIPOF). 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, Politics in France and in Europe (Palgrave Mac Millan, 2009) with Luc Rouban, Le Choix de Marianne. Pourquoi et pour qui votons-nous? (Fayard, 2012) and La France au Front. Essai sur l'avenir du Front national (Fayard, 2014).

 

Courses

Course List: 

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FREN6651 - French Political Issues      

Political Issues in French Political Life : Preparing for the 2017 Presidential Election

In 2017, the next French Presidential Election will be held. This election of the President of the French Republic remains the great moment of French political life. French voters make an assessment of the outgoing President and project themselves in the future. The parties act as political machines and all their strategies are oriented by this important political deadline. Finally, the institutions show their capacity to handle new problems and cleavages.
The course will be dedicated to all these questions and will revisit all the previous presidential elections under the Fifth Republic, the evolutions of French voters, the changes in the parties and the adaptation of the political institutions. The course will also compare the American presidential election and the French one.

Required texts:
- Pascal PERRINEAU, Le choix de Marianne. Pourquoi et pour qui votons-nous?/, *ISBN*: 9782213654195
- Pascal PERRINEAU, /La France au Front. Essai sur l’avenir du Front national
, ISBN: 9782213681030
- Julie BENETTI, Jean-Jacques CHEVALLIER, Guy CARCASSONNE, Olivier DUHAMEL, Histoire de la Vème République, 1958-1962, ISBN: 9782247120420 Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2015 Language Schools, French School 4 Week Course, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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FREN6665 - The Extreme Right:France & Eur      

The Extreme Right in France and Europe: Definition and Analysis

N.B. This course meets from July 24 to August 13, 2 hours per day.

After the local elections of March 2014 and the European elections of May 2014, the time has come for a balance sheet of the nationalist and populist forces in France and Europe. The course will tackle with the questions of terminology (extreme-right, radical right, nationalism, populism…), history of the nationalist political culture, ideological content of the programs, political organization of the parties, sociology of its supports and factors of the dynamics of this political family in a lot of European countries.

Required Text:
1) Pascal Perrineau, La France au Front. Essai sur l’avenir du Front national, Paris, Fayard, 2014 (ISBN 978-2-213-68103-0)
2) Hans Georg Betz, La droite populiste en Europe, Extrême et démocrate ?, Paris, Autrement, 2004 (ISBN 2-7467-0451-X) Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2013, LS 3 Week Session II, Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 3 Week Session II

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FREN6782 - 2017 French Presidential Elect      

The 2017 French presidential election: towards a new political regime?

The presidential election is the most decisive moment in French political life. It provides an occasion for voters to evaluate the previous presidency and imagine what the future will be like under the new five-year presidency. The 2017 election is no exception to this rule. However, given the current political climate in France and the candidates involved, in many respects this will be a profoundly new election that may well overturn the manner in which the Fifth Republic has traditionally functioned. Many believe it will lead to a veritable regime crisis.
The course will focus on these questions and will place the 2017 election in context by revisiting previous Fifth Republic presidential elections. We will see also how the political parties, political actors, political issues, the political culture and the main cleavages in French society have changed from the end of the 1950s to the present day, thus shedding light on the major shifts that have swept through the French political landscape over recent decades. Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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