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Executive Politics in France

Robert Elgie and Emiliano Grossman.

in The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: European Union; Political Behaviour. 10331 words.

This chapter begins by reviewing the study of executive politics comparatively. It then reviews the study of executive politics in France, showing how scholars based in France were once at...

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How to Study Political Culture Without Naming It

Nonna Mayer and Vincent Tiberj.

in The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: European Union; Political Behaviour. 9344 words.

The boom in survey research, the increasing internationalization of political science, and the development of large-scale comparative projects have renewed the study of political culture...

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Legislative Politics

Olivier Costa.

in The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: European Union; Political Behaviour. 10581 words.

This chapter proposes an assessment of the state of the study of legislative politics in France. It starts with a review of how the study of legislative politics has developed comparatively...

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National Identity in France

Sophie Duchesne.

in The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: European Union; Political Behaviour. 10687 words.

This chapter deals with the way in which French social scientists study their fellow citizens’ national identity. Following Billig, national identity refers here to the way people feel...

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Populism in Central and Eastern Europe

Ben Stanley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Populism

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour; Comparative Politics; European Union. 8398 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the ideological character and electoral strengths of populist parties in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe. It argues that the circumstances of...

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Populism in Western Europe

Paul Taggart.

in The Oxford Handbook of Populism

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour; Comparative Politics; European Union. 8336 words.

This chapter examines populism in contemporary Western Europe. The argument is made that populism in this region tends to primarily focus on four different issues as a result of the...

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Public Opinion and Integration

Sara B. Hobolt.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; European Union; Political Behaviour. 7705 words.

Understanding the factors that shape public preferences towards the EU and the role of public opinion in the EU is of primary importance to the future of European integration. This article...

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Regional and Structural Funds

Dermot Hodson.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; European Union; Political Behaviour. 5407 words.

This article focuses on debates concerning the political economy of EU regional policy. Section 35.1 discusses the key stages in the development of this area of EU decision making from the...

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The Study of Social Movements in France

Olivier Fillieule.

in The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: European Union; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 10422 words.

This chapter deals with the emergence of social movement studies in the French social sciences in the 1990s and its development since then. We show how the exponential growth of this field...

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Women’s Movements and Feminism

Laure Bereni.

in The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: European Union; Political Methodology; Political Behaviour. 10484 words.

This chapter starts by exploring the ways in which comparative research on women’s movements has challenged dominant conceptions in social movement theory, notably the antagonism between...

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