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 offered in the past four years.
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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 dictated 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 the French voters, the changes in the parties and the adaptation of the political institutions.
- 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
- Jean-Jacques CHEVALLIER, Guy CARCASSONNE, Olivier DUHAMEL, Histoire de la Vème République, 1958-1962, ISBN 9782247120420
* This book has to be read before the end of July Civ Cul & Soc
Summer 2015 Language Schools
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.
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, Summer 2014 Language Schools
FREN6760 - 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