Voting in France and Europe
N.B This course will meet two hours daily for three weeks (July 22 to August 11)
This course will study the act of voting within the general framework of a reflection on the broadening of various ways for citizens to participate politically in modern democracies. It will also look at the many uses of voting, together with the different meanings the act of voting vehicles within European democracies. This is an area which has undergone change recently both in France and in Europe. Today, one might wonder whether the vote continues to be a central means of achieving democracy for modern citizenry. One might also wonder whether the vote is still one of the fundamental procedures within the democratic system and what the historical, sociological and political bases of electoral behaviour are made up of.
/La Politique en France et en Europe/, Rouban Perrineau, Sciences Po, Les Presses