What would you say is the historic position of the Parti Socialiste in the French political system, and where does it stand after the recent presidential elections? Well, the Socialist Party in France has always been a very specific, atypical type or brand of social democracy. For a very long time, political scientists would even […]
Philippe Marliere is Professor of French and European Politics at University College, London. He was awarded a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute and was a Research Fellow at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). His publications include Social Democratic Parties in the EU (with R. Ladrech, Macmillan, 1999) and La Social démocratie domestiquée. La voie blairiste (Editions Aden, 2008). He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Le Monde and Le Monde Diplomatique.