ESC SEMINAR - Identity and citizenship: a response to terrorism?
Identity and citizenship: a response to terrorism? Analysing how the French government responded to the 2015 attacks in Paris
About the speakers:
Florence Faucher’s research focuses on the ways forms of political activism have changed over the last thirty years in political parties and social movements. She has analysed how demands for democratisation, initially articulated by new social movements and green parties (Les habits verts de la politique, Presses de Sciences Po, 1999) have found an echo in governmental organisations. Such evolutions are part and parcel of wider processes at play in contemporary societies. For instance, a process of individualisation has contributed to blur the boundaries between the public and the private spheres of action (the politicisation of lifestyles has impacted modes of political engagement) and has driven a thrust for reform in well-established political parties without a democratic tradition, or with a different one: ballots and primaries for the selection of candidates and of leaders, and deliberative or participatory consultation processes have now become common place in parties of the Right and the Left. Such reforms contribute to change the ways parties relate to their members and reflect new modes of political engagement.
Laurie Boussaguet is a professor of political science at the University of Rouen and visitng fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute, Florence, Italy). Her research focuses on policy analysis, symbolic policies, transnational convergence, European governance and participatory deomcracy in th EU. She is the author and editor of many books and peer-reviewed articles about public policies and policy studies. Her latest publication, 'The politics of symbols', was published in Parliamentary Affairs (2017).
Co-sponsored by MFO, OXPO, LIEPP, CIS