APSA 2018, Boston:
FPG Call For Papers/Panels

The FPG welcomes paper, panel, roundtable and short course proposals on a wide range of topics related to the study of French Politics. Comparative proposals are encouraged along with proposals that focus on the theme of this year’s meetings (Democracy and Its Discontents). Co-sponsorships with other groups/divisions are required for acceptance.

For more information about the FPG, please consult

CONTACT – Convener, Jennifer Fredette (Ohio University) & Vincent Pons (Harvard University)


French Politics Group/AFSP
Detailed Schedule,
APSA 2017, San Francisco

French Politics Group/Association Française de Science Politique Group

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French Politics Group / AFSP Business Meeting
Date: Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Location: Parc 55, Balboa

Panel : The Life-Cycle of Multiparty Parliamentary Government
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: Parc 55, Hearst
Chair: David Fortunato, Texas A&M University
Discussant: Yannis Vassiliadis, University of Rochester

Sylvain Brouard, CEVIPOF, Sciences Po
Michael Becher, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
Prime Ministers’ Hard Choices: Legislative Performance and Voter Evaluation

Indridi Haukur Indridason, University of California, Riverside
Gamson’s Law & Government Dissolution: An Experimental Analysis

Hanna Back, University of Lund
Heike Klüver, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Policy Payoff Allocation in Multiparty Cabinets

David Fortunato, Texas A&M University
Nick C.N. Lin, Rice University
Randolph T. Stevenson, Rice University
Mathias Tromborg, Rice University
Attributions of Policy-Making Influence in Coalitional Systems: How (Most) Voters Get it (Mostly) Right

Panel : French Elections
Date: Friday, Sept 1, 2017, 9 :45 – 11:15 AM
Location: Westin St. Francis, California East

Chair: Martial Foucault, CEVIPOF, Sciences Po
Discussant: Sylvain Brouard, CEVIPOF, Sciences Po

Jean-Yves Dormagen, Université de Montpellier
Aging, habit and turnout. New evidence from 12 voting rounds in France

Annie Laurent, Université de Lille
Bernard Dolez, Université Paris 1
From votes to seats. The 2017 French legislative elections

Nicolas Sauger, CEE, Sciences Po
Performance voting and the selection of alternatives.

Martial Foucault, CEVIPOF, Sciences Po
The Wealth Effect on the 2017 French Presidential Outcomes

Roundtable: Going Global With the Study of French Politics? Contributions of the OUP Handbook
Date: Friday, Sept 1, 2017, 4:00-5:30 PM
Location: Hilton Union Square, Continental Parlor 2

Chairs: Emiliano Grossman, CEE, Sciences Po; Amy Mazur, Washington State University

Suzanne Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jean-Yves Dormagen, Universite de Montpellier
Isabelle Engeli, University of Bath
Travis N. Ridout, Washington State University
Vincent Pons, Harvard Business School
Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, French Consul general in San Francisco

Panel: Comparing American and French Presidential Campaigns
Date: Saturday, Sept 02, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM
Location: Hilton Union Square, Union Square 5 & 6 Cosponsorship by Division 38: POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

Chair: David L. Paletz, Duke University
Discussants: Ann N. Crigler, University of Southern California and Regina G. Lawrence, University of Oregon

Philippe J. Maarek, University Paris East
Use and misuse of Television in the French Presidential Campaign and primaries

Peter Maurer, University of Vienna
Trevor H Diehl, University of Vienna
What kind of populism? LePen & Trump tweets in the French & US 2016/17 campaigns

Karolina Koc Michalska, Audencia School of Management
Darren Lilleker, Bournemouth University
Tomasz Michalski, HEC Paris
Facebook in Presidential Campaigns: comparing French and American practices

Christina Holtz-Bacha, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Susanne Merkle, University Erlangen-Nuernberg
A Friend falling to Populism? German Press & the 2017 French Campaign



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