juin 2011

As French As Everyone Else? by Sylvain Brouard and Vincent Tiberj

As French As Everyone Else? A Survey of French Citizens of Maghrebin, African, and Turkish Origin,  by Sylvain Brouard and Vincent Tiberj Foreword by Paul M. Sniderman, Translated by Jennifer Fredett, Temple University Press « As French as Everyone Else? is a timely, unique, and major contribution. Brouard and Tiberj—leading French political science researchers—offer a concise book on the important case of France. Given the relatively large size of the country’s immigrant population and its political and social significance, its study is especially relevant. These scholars [...]

Sophie Jacquot and Bruno Palier publish « The EU and the Domestic Politics of Welfare State Reforms Europa »

The EU and the Domestic Politics of Welfare State Reforms Europa Edited by Paolo Graziano, Sophie Jacquot and Bruno Palier Palgrave Macmillan, June 2011 Does European integration influence national social policies? What is the use of EU laws, orientations and guidelines? Based on a systematic comparison of ten national cases, including both old and new member states, representing all families of welfare regimes, this volume explores and specifies the mechanisms through which the EU plays a role in domestic social policy changes. It focuses on where, when and how national actors use the [...]

Bruno Cautrès and Anne Muxel publish « The New Voter in Western Europe:France and Beyond »

The New Voter in Western Europe:France and Beyond Edited by Bruno Cautrès and Anne Muxel Palgrave Macmillan This book presents the main results of an electoral panel study which is both unique and innovative not only in French political research but also among Western European electoral studies. The survey was conducted among a sample of 1,846 French voters interviewed on four separate occasions (2007 Presidential and Legislative elections). Electoral trajectories can thus be observed revealing the main trends in electoral behaviour and voting patterns across the electorate. The analysis [...]

Christophe Jaffrelot publishes « Religion, Caste, and Politics in India »

Religion, Caste, and Politics in India Christophe Jaffrelot Columbia University Press, June 2011  Following independence, the Nehruvian approach to socialism in India rested on three pillars: secularism and democracy in the political domain, state intervention in the economy, and diplomatic non-alignment mitigated by pro-Soviet leanings after the 1960s. These features defined a distinct « Indian model, » if not the country’s political identity. From this starting point, Christophe Jaffrelot traces the transformation of India throughout the latter half of the [...]

Le lourd héritage colonial en Afrique de l’Ouest

Et si le modèle colonial français expliquait l’actuel retard des pays francophones d’Afrique de l’Ouest ? C’est à cette question que s’est intéressée Élise Huillery, enseignante et chercheuse au département d’économie. Selon elle, l’origine des inégalités de développement observées au sein même de l’ancien “pré-carré” français en Afrique résiderait, pour une large part, dans les logiques de l’investissement public colonial. De fait, depuis leur indépendance certains pays francophones de l’Afrique de l’Ouest ont des performances bien plus [...]