Type
Part or chapter of a book
Title
Toward a Comparative Politics of France
In
The Oxford Handbook of French Politics
Author(s)
ELGIE Robert - (Author)
GROSSMAN Emiliano - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Author)
MAZUR Amy - Washington State University (Author)
ELGIE Robert - (Publishing director)
GROSSMAN Emiliano - (Publishing director)
MAZUR Amy - (Publishing director)
Editor
Oxford : Oxford University Press
Pages
678 - 691 p.
ISBN
9780199669691
Keywords
exceptionalism, the “French touch, ” scholarly convergence, outside-in/inside-out, comparative politics, comparative politics of France
Abstract
EN
This chapter returns to the questions that were introduced in the Handbook’s Introduction. The first section identifies four distinct periods in the study of French politics, revisiting the outside-in/inside-out themes of the Handbook. The second section focuses on the individual chapters in more detail and classifies them in terms of what they tell us about the study of French politics and whether there has been convergence or divergence between the study of French politics in France and comparative work outside France. In the third section, potential explanations for trends across the chapters are explored in terms of three patterns: convergence, asymmetry, and divergence. The chapter concludes by reflecting on the future for a comparative politics of France.

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