Type
Part or chapter of a book
Title
Making the French Socio-cultural Approach Matter
In
The Oxford Handbook of French Politics: Toward a Comparative Politics of France
Author(s)
HAEGEL Florence - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Author)
APPLETON Andrew - (Publishing director)
ELGIE Robert - (Publishing director)
GROSSMAN Emiliano - (Publishing director)
MAZUR Amy - (Publishing director)
Editor
Oxford : Oxford University Press
Pages
373 - 393 p.
ISBN
9780199669691
Keywords
Western European political parties, French case, French research on political parties
Abstract
EN
The European academic literature on Western European political parties has always been comparative. Morever, it has favored general approaches that have led to the dissemination of global typologies. This chapter addresses the question of the place of the French case within this extensive literature on political parties: Does the French case count for the development of research on European political parties? To what extent does it fit into this comparative approach? Or does it challenge these global typologies? Furthermore, this chapter addresses the issue of the potential specificity of French research on political parties. How did French research on political parties develop? What are its major fields of interest? Is this research connected to English-language literature or isolated from it? In sum, the first group of questions considers French parties "from the outside", assessing how the comparative literature addresses French political parties. The second group reverses the logic and focuses on the French case "from the inside", asking how French scholars support or challenge the international frameworks of analysis. [First paragraph]

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