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17 May 2021

Does Anger Play Into the Hands of Populism?

by Lou Safra Whether directed at elites or more broadly at the establishment, anger is a characteristic that many populist candidates and elected officials share. […]
16 March 2021

The Right-Left Cleavage is Very Much Alive

Much has been said about the disappearance of the left-right political division since Emmanuel Macron won the presidential election in 2017.  This vision, according to […]
16 March 2021

Passing Laws: When the End Justifies (or not) the Means

Even in democratic systems, governments are able to bypass regular legislative processes. What are the consequences, advantages and risks? To answer this question, Sylvain Brouard […]
3 July 2020

Artificial Intelligence: What Revolution Are We Talking About?

by Virginie Tournay, CEVIPOF* The prominence of digital technology and algorithms in collective life is often analyzed from a technological, organizational and economic perspective; but […]
18 May 2020
Christophe de Margerie et Laurence Parisot. Troisième journée de l'Université du Medef 2009. Crédit image : Pierre Metivier, CC BY-NC 2.0

The New Spirit of Neoliberalism: Equality and Economic Prosperity

By Hélène Périvier, OFCE, head of PRESAGE and Réjane Sénac, CEVIPOF* During the 20th century, the legal, social, and economic situation of women living in […]
18 May 2020
Boris Kollar, candidat de Sme Rodina (Nous sommes une famille) lors des élections présidentielles en Croatie, janvier 2020. Source : Instagram-Sme-rodina

Gender and “Illiberal” Democracies: Towards a New European Divide?

By Maxime Forest, OFCE, PRESAGE* On February 21st, Le Monde published an article titled “Gender wars declared in Eastern Europe”. A few days later, The […]
13 February 2020
Tours - Manifestation des Gilets Jaunes - février 2019. Crédits image : GrandCelinien/ CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Dark Matter of Democracy, Origins of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests)

In his latest work, La matière noire de la démocratie, Luc Rouban, a researcher at the Centre for Political Research (CEVIPOF), puts forward the argument […]
6 July 2019

The legitimacy of random draws

Denigrated when used to select students in some university programs, or appreciated as a means to breathe new life into democracy, random draws are controversial. […]
5 November 2018
Lyon, France - March 15, 2017: Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes building in Lyon. Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014 par ricochet64, Shutterstock

Citizen representations of regional democracy

Sixteen of France’s twenty-one metropolitan regions in 2014 were redrawn in January 2015. In this new context, what is citizens’ relationship to their new region? […]