190509 - Presidential Approval, Blame Attribution, and the Gilets Jaunes Movement

9 Mai, 2019 - 12:30 - 14:30


Seminar Presidential Approval, Blame Attribution, and the Gilets Jaunes Movement* (PDF, 43 Ko)

This session is organized by Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE)? Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (CEVIPOF) & Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) (Labex ANR-11-LABX-0091, ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02)

Thursday 9 May 2019, 12.30 – 2.30 pm, Sciences Po, LIEPP's Conference Room, 254, boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris

From its beginning last November, the gilets jaunes movement has evolved from a protest against fuel taxes to a call to arms against the French establishment.  Between these two targets of public disdain lies President Emmanuel Macron.  While there is broad agreement that that the movement reflects poorly on the president, we know less about whether Macron’s (in)actions in response to the crisis are to blame.  In this paper, the author reports results from a survey experiment designed to assess the effects of the policy response from the protesters’ identity on support for the French president.  Implications for the dynamics of presidential approval are discussed.

Speaker: Timothy Hellwig,Indiana University

Timothy Hellwig is professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University. For 2017-2020 he is the Henry H. H. Remak Professor of European Studies. His interests include comparative and international political economy, mass political behavior, and research methods. His recent work includes Globalization and Mass Politics: Retaining the Room to Maneuver. He teaches courses on comparative elections, political economy, European politics, the EU, world politics, and quantitative methods.

Collective Discussion


Contacts: emanuele.ferragina@sciencespo.fr) or jan.rovny@sciencespo.fr

 Compulsory registration

*This seminar is part of the "LIEPP methodological seminar" cycle


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