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Central and Eastern Europe, Democratization, Poland, Politics / Political Systems, Regional integration, Les dossiers du CERI
Central and Eastern Europe, Democratization, Europeanization, Governance, Hungary, Nationalism, Political order, Politics / Political Systems, Regional integration, State, Les dossiers du CERI
China, Economic transactions, Emerging States, Globalization, Markets / Finance, Multinational corporations, NGOs / Civil society, North-East Asia, Politics / Political Systems, Poverty, Social policy, Les études du CERI
Stéphanie Balme, Jean-Luc Domenach, Jean-Louis Rocca, Yuxin Jiang, Martine Le Boulaire, Denis Segrestin
Law, North America, Political science, Politics / Political Systems, United States, Les études du CERI
François Vergniolle de Chantal
The US Congres is the most powerful legislative in the world. Its independence and its powers make it impossible for the presidency to be truly imperial. The Senate is especially influential since it allows its members to use a series of minority procedures, such as the filibuster, that exert a constant a priori pressure on the Executive. This institutional configuration is made extremely costly by the current partisan polarization. It is also, however, a functional equivalent to the theoretical parliamentary right of life and death on Executive powers.
Balkans, Political science, Politics / Political Systems, Regulation, Social policy, Sociology, Turkey, Les études du CERI
The Justice and Development Party (JDP) has been in power in Turkey since 2002, consolidating its electoral support among an array of social groups ranging from broad appeal among the popular classes to business leaders and a growing middle class. The success of the JDP is a consequence of the manner in which the party inserted itself into certain economic and social sectors. While the party has internalized the principles of reducing the public sphere and outsourcing to the private sector, it has not restricted the reach of government intervention. On the contrary, it has become increasingly involved in certain sectors, including social policy and housing. It has managed this through an indirect approach that relies on intermediaries and private allies such as the businesses and associations that is has encouraged. In this way, the JDP has developed and systematized modes of redistribution that involve the participation of conservative businessmen who benefit from their proximity to the decision-makers, charitable organizations, and underprivileged social groups. These public policies have reconfigured different social sectors in a way that has strengthened the Party’s influence.
Borders, Democratization, Diasporas, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Political order, Politics / Political Systems, Regional integration, Sovereignty, Syria, Territory, Transnational, Transnational actors, Turkey, Les dossiers du CERI
Les territoires du vote à distance : l’élection tunisienne de 2011 dans les circonscriptions de l’étranger.
Democratization, Migrations, North Africa, Politics / Political Systems, Tunisia, Les dossiers du CERI
Burma, Collective mobilizations, Conflict resolution, Defense policy, Democratization, Foreign policy, Human rights, Peace / Peacekeeping, Politics / Political Systems, Security policy, State, Les études du CERI
In March 2011, the transfer of power from the junta of general Than Shwe to the quasi-civil regime of Thein Sein was a time of astonishing political liberalization in Burma. This was evidenced specifically in the re-emergence of parliamentary politics, the return to prominence of Aung San Suu Kyi elected deputy in 2012 and by the shaping of new political opportunities for the population and civil society. Yet, the trajectory of the transition has been chiefly framed by the Burmese military’s internal dynamics. The army has indeed directed the process from the start and is now seeking to redefine its policy influence. While bestowing upon civilians a larger role in public and state affairs, the army has secured a wide range of constitutional prerogatives. The ethnic issue, however, remains unresolved despite the signature of several ceasefires and the creation of local parliaments. Besides, the flurry of foreign investments and international aid brought in by the political opening and the end of international sanctions appears increasingly problematic given the traditional role played in Burma by political patronage, the personification of power and the oligarchization of the economy.
Le transfert d’expérience de l’Europe centrale et orientale vers le voisinage européen : rhétorique ou réalité ? Les cas polonais et tchèque
Central and Eastern Europe, Czech Republic, European Union, Europeanization, NGOs / Civil society, Poland, Politics / Political Systems, Transnational actors, Les études du CERI
After joining the European Union in 2004 or 2007, all Central and Eastern European countries have expressed their will to transfer their experience of democratization, transition to market economy and introduction of the rule of law to other regions in transition. They have influenced in particular the launching of an EU policy towards the East, which was so far rather absent, and of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2003. The rhetoric developed is particularly strong and visible, but what about the implementation of the aid policies to transition? Which reality does the political discourse entail, both in its bilateral and multilateral dimensions? Central and Eastern European countries do not represent a homogeneous bloc of countries and have constructed their foreign policy discourse on older ideological traditions and different geographical priorities. Despite the commitment of a group of actors from civil society and reforms in the field of development policy, the scarce means at disposal would need to be better mobilized in order to meet expectations. In the context of the economic crisis, the search for a concensus on interests to protect and means to mobilize, like through the Visegrad Group and other formats like the Weimar Triangle, appears to be a meaningful option to follow in order to reinforce the coherence of foreign policy actions implemented.