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The development of the French executive: endogenous Americanization

Bucur, Cristina and Elgie, Robert orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-5334-4796 (2012) The development of the French executive: endogenous Americanization. French Politics, 10 (4). pp. 389-402. ISSN 1476-3419

In the context of current debates about the presidentialization and personalization of politics, this review discusses the Americanization of presidential politics in France. Two specific areas are reviewed: the personalization of French presidential elections, and the presidentialization of the executive decision-making process. The discussion focuses on a set of features that are usually associated with the US system, such as the relatively recent adoption of primary elections, the programmatic differences between presidential candidates and their parties, and their increasingly centrist policies. By contextualizing this analysis within the development of the Fifth Republic, we emphasize the endogenous roots of the apparently Americanized practices of the French executive and their full adaptation to the French institutional context.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Americanization; France; Executive decision-making process; Presidential elections; Personalization of politics
Subjects:Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/fp.2012.21
Copyright Information:© 2012 Palgrave MacMillan
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:20740
Deposited On:27 Aug 2015 13:33 by Robert Elgie . Last Modified 05 Oct 2018 09:24

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