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In January and again in November 2015 France was confronted with a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. These ‘events’ shocked France (and the world) and were presented by actors and observers as turning points. Yet, as all significant events, they give rise to a plurality of interpretations. We argue that the strategy developed by the French government is a good example of how contemporary politics mobilises the symbolic, a dimension of public policy that is often neglected. Using interviews with key advisors of the President and the Prime Minister and analyses of official speeches and performances in the first weeks after the attacks, we show how the government endeavoured to impose its framing of the attacks through rhetoric, symbols and performance in order to coproduce the ‘events’ as moments in which it acted decisively to unite the Nation.

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in Une ‘French touch’ dans l’analyse des politiques publiques ? Sous la direction de BOUSSAGUET Laurie Publication date 2015-01
SUREL Yves
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in The Community Method Publication date 2011
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Since the mid 1990s, European governance has evolved substantially, particularly in the direction of fewer constraints: flexibility, coordination, peer monitoring, and soft law have become fashionable themes. The literature on ‘new modes of governance’ (or NMGs) has flourished alongside these transformations.1 Some authors have referred to a ‘governance turn’ in European studies (Kohler-Koch and Rittberger 2006). The analysis of the nature, significance and impact of this ‘new’ governance has indeed created a scholarly movement in its own right (with its ‘stars’, a specific language, quasi-specialised reviews, a multiplication of large-scale research programs, etc.). NMGs are defined, more or less implicitly, in opposition to the Community method. Despite occasional doubts regarding their legitimacy (Georgakakis and de la Salle 2007) or their effectiveness (Idema and Kelemen 2006), they tend to be viewed as increasingly important in EU policy-making.

in Une "French touch" dans l'analyse des politiques publiques ? Sous la direction de BOUSSAGUET Laurie, JACQUOT Sophie Publication date 2015-01
RAVINET Pauline
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