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Introducing Tocqueville 21’s Revue de Presse

Share the post "Introducing Tocqueville 21’s Revue de Presse" Starting this weekend, we’re going to be trying something new on this blog: putting together a weekly collection of some of the most interesting articles, in English and French, that touch on some of the core themes of this blog. The articles we’ll be posting do not necessarily represent the opinions of Tocqueville 21’s writers, but get to the heart of contemporary democratic issues as seen in the politics of...

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The Republicans Temporize

Share the post "The Republicans Temporize" With the news that Les Républicains are about to choose Christian Jacob as their new leader, it is clear that the party has no idea where it intends to go in the future. Christian Jacob is one of those politicians who has always gone wherever the power is at the moment, whether to follow Jacques Chirac, his first master, or Sarkozy, Copé, or Fillon in the years that followed. Fillon is supposed to have called him Rantanplan,...

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From de Gaulle to Tartuffe

Share the post "From de Gaulle to Tartuffe" To understand the collapse of Les Républicains, one has only to re-run one of the televised debates that preceded yesterday’s European elections. France2 had asked each of party representative to start off with a show-and-tell: each was to present an object illustrating the deep meaning of his or her party’s campaign. Le Pen’s choice was brilliant: she showed an image of a truck driver, one Loïc, who had suffered, she said,...

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Fin de vie : Un tabou français

Share the post "Fin de vie : Un tabou français" Audience au CEDH autour de l’affaire Vincent Lambert, 2015 L’affaire « Vincent Lambert » relance les débats en France autour de la prise en charge de la fin de vie et du droit à mourir dans la dignité. En état végétatif depuis 2008 à la suite d’un accident de la route, Vincent Lambert est devenu à son insu le symbole des non-dits français autour de l’euthanasie. Médias et politiques ont abondamment commenté l’affaire...

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The Rule of Law: Battleground for Democracy

Share the post "The Rule of Law: Battleground for Democracy" It has become commonplace to diagnose European politics with a populist disease, even as the meaning of populism is often left vague and contested. Evidence to this effect is drawn from the European left (eg Podemos, Syriza, and Labour under Corbyn), as well as the right (typically Fidesz, PiS, and the Lega Nord). The meta-narrative of the “populist moment,” however, can mask specific threats to democratic...

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Vendangeurs ou Socialistes

Share the post "Vendangeurs ou Socialistes" Maneuvering has begun in advance of the 2019 European elections. Alain Juppé summoned his troops to the Vendanges de Bordeaux, a private meeting intended to consider possible electoral strategies for the orphaned center-right. Meanwhile, la Nouvelle Gauche, which contains what remained of the Socialist contingent in the National Assembly, rebaptized itself once again “Socialist” in the hope that all may after all not be lost....

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De Davos, l’Auvergne

Share the post "De Davos, l’Auvergne" Emmanuel Macron has been on the move. At the Davos conclave of the world’s movers and shakers, he made a splash by announcing not only that France was back but that she had brought Europe back with her. With Angela Merkel bogged down in coalition negotiations, Macron was the man of the hour, the spokesman for the civilized world against Trump the Barbarian, who arrived two days after Macron had stolen the show with a finely crafted...

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Fillon vs Juppé: What policy differences are there between the French centre-right’s candidates?

Fillon vs Juppé: What policy differences are there between the French centre-right’s candidates?

Share this:In the first round of the primary to select the French centre-right’s candidate for the 2017 presidential election, François Fillon unexpectedly came out in first place, ahead of favourite Alain Juppé, and former President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was subsequently eliminated. Françoise Boucek assesses the policy differences between Juppé and Fillon ahead of the second round due to be held on Sunday. The surprise result of last week’s primary for the French centre right...

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Les Républicains primary: The runners and riders as the French centre-right selects its presidential candidate

Share this:Several French parties, including France’s largest centre-right party, Les Républicains, will select their candidate for the 2017 French presidential election in a primary to be held in November. With the official campaign set to kick-off on 21 September, Marta Lorimer discusses the main contenders and their programmes ahead of the vote. As France’s presidential election approaches, the main French parties are organising primary elections to designate their candidates. While...

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The 2017 French presidential election: The race has started… and so far it has more candidates than voters

On 23 April and 7 May 2017, French citizens will vote for President François Hollande’s successor. While in most cases the names of the official candidates are yet to be disclosed, several leading political figures have already announced their intention to run in the election. Marta Lorimer discusses the possible candidates and what recent polling says about their chances. On the left of the political spectrum, the Socialist Party (PS) will be holding a primary election to select its...

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