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French Politics
Palgrave Macmillan UK

French Politics

Managing editor: Robert Elgie

ISSN: 1476-3419 (print version)
ISSN: 1476-3427 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41253

Palgrave Macmillan UK

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    Robert Elgie, Dublin City University, Ireland

    Authors should submit articles to french-politics@dcu.ie in Word format.

    Data Editor and Associate Editor

    Michael S. Lewis-Beck, University of Iowa, USA

    Reviews Editor and Associate Editor

    Isabelle Guinaudeau, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France

    Associate Editors

    Ben Clift, University of Warwick, UK
    Martial Foucault, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, France
    Amy Mazur, Washington State University, USA

    Advisory Board

    Richard Balme, Institut d'études politiques de Paris, France
    Eric Bélanger, McGill University, Canada
    Suzanne Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    André Blais, University of Montréal, Canada
    Alistair Cole, University of Cardiff, UK
    Pepper D. Culpepper, European University Institute, Italy
    Patrick Dunleavy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
    Sophie Duschene, Institut d'études politiques de Paris, France
    André-Paul Frognier, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
    John Gaffney, Aston University, UK
    Sudhir Hazareesingh, Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK
    John Keeler, University of Washington, USA
    Jan-Erik Lane, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Kay Lawson, San Francisco State University, USA
    Patrick Lehingue, University of Picardy, France
    Jonah Levy, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Joni Lovenduski, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
    Nonna Mayer, Institut d'études politiques de Paris, France
    Anand Menon, King's College London, UK
    Sophie Meunier, Princeton University, USA
    Gerassimos Moschonas, Panteion University of Athens, Greece 
    Yannis Papadopoulous, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Pascal Perrineau, Institut d'études politiques de Paris, France
    Andy Smith, Université de Bordeaux, France
    Alec Stone Sweet, Yale University, USA
    Kaare Strøm, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Sylvie Strudel, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris-II), France
    Yves Surel, Institut d'études politiques de Grenoble, France
    Jean-Louis Thiebault, Institut d'études politiques de Lille, France
    George Tsebelis, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    John Wanna, Griffith University, Australia

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    In recent times, the study of France has been changing. Globalisation, Europeanisation, and interdependence have meant that it is less easy to see developments in contemporary France in a purely national context. External factors have intruded on the French political system. In the academic context the trend towards large-scale collaboration in comparative projects has meant an increasing opportunity for bringing France into the mainstream of academic research. Long considered to be an exceptional case, recent scholarship in political science has tended to emphasize the points of comparison between France and other polities. In short, the context of French politics is changing and the study of French politics is changing.

    French Politics is designed to reflect these developments. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal of the highest quality that promotes the study of contemporary and comparative French politics, policy and society.

    In addition to the focus on France, the journal has taken the decision to publish papers on the politics of Francophone countries and regions generally. Among others, we welcome submissions on Quebec, Francophone Belgium and Switzerland, and countries in Francophone Africa. We encourage submissions that adopt a comparative perspective as well as stand-along papers on these countries and regions."

    The journal focuses on the role of political institutions, political behaviour, public policy, political economy, international relations, public administration and public law. It particularly encourages and welcomes submissions that seek to incorporate the French and Francophone cases into more broad comparative and cross-national analyses, and that use these cases in theory-testing and theory building.

    The journal also seeks contributions from a wide variety of methodological perspectives, including institutional analysis (historical, empirical, sociological), behavioural studies (survey data and timeseries analysis), rational choice (including game theory and rational choice institutionalism), political theory, political sociology and post-modern approaches (cultural theory).

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