French Politics Group Detailed Schedule

French Politics Group and Association Franšaise de Science Politique Group
APSA New Orleans 2012
****Meetings Canceled due to Hurricane Isaac***

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9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Short Course: Developments in French Politics 5

Co sponsors: AFSP Group and FPG
Chair: Alistair Cole, Cardiff University
Alistair Cole (Cardiff University, UK)
Vincent Tiberj (Sciences Po, Paris, France)
Sophie Meunier (Princeton, US)
Robert Elgie (Dublin City, Ireland)
Eric Kerrouche (Sciences Po Bordeaux, France)
Florent Gougou (Sciences Po, Paris, France)
Tim Smith (Ontario, Canada)
Patrick Simon (INED)


10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Theme Panel: Representative Democracies and Powerful Courts? European Constitutional Courts as Veto Players

Co Sponsors: FPG and European Politics and Society
Chair: Christoph Hoennige (Georg August University Goettingen, Germany)
Decision-Making Processes in the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany: A Statistical Analysis Based on Dissenting Opinions
     Susumu Shikano & Verena Mack (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Dissenting Opinions and their Influence on the Legislative Process
     Caroline Elisabeth Wittig (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Reaching the Mountains Peak: Judicialization and its Limits in France
     Christoph Hoennige & Benjamin Gerhard Engst (Georg August University Goettingen, Germany)
Court's Power and Access Road: The Introduction of Concrete Review in France
     Sylvain Brouard (Sciences Po Bordeaux, France)

2:00–3:45 p.m.

Representation in a Semi-presidential Regime: The 2012 French Legislative Elections in Perspective

Sponsor: AFSP & Elections and Voting Behavior
Chair: Nicolas Sauger (Sciences Po, Paris, France)
Election Timing and Party System Fragmentation: A Constituency Level Analysis of the 1967-2012 French Legislative Elections
     Bernard Dolez (Université Paris I) &  Annie Laurent (CERAPS, Sciences Po Lille)
Party Loyalty and Personal Vote in the French Parliament, 1997-2012 
     Jean-Francois Godbout & Martial Foucault (Université de Montreal, Canada)
Personal Vote in the 2012 Legislative Elections 
     Eric Kerrouche (Sciences Po, Bordeaux, France)
Strategic Voting vs. Issue Voting. Evidence from the French 2012 Election 
     Martial Foucault (Université de Montreal, Canada) & Sona N. Golder  (Penn State University)

Discussants: Eric Belanger (McGill University, Canada) & Richard Nadeau (University de Montreal, Canada)


10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lobbies, Electoral Campaigns and Policy Making: What Happens and How?

Co Sponsors: FPG and AFSP
Chair: Annie Laurent (CERAPS, Sciences Po Lille)
Interests Representation in Electoral Campaigns in France: a Study of Lobbyists’ Activities during the Presidential and legislative Elections
     Guillaume Courty (Institut d`études politiques de Lille)
A Conveniently Moveable Border. Two Clubs Making Public and Private Spheres Interplay
     Julie Gervais (Université Paris 1-Sorbonne), Aisling Healy (UJM/Triangle)

12:15–1:15 p.m.

Joint Business Meeting of the AFSP Group and the FPG

4:15–6:00 p.m.

Understanding the 2012 French Presidential Election

Co Sponsors: FPG and European Politics and Society
Chair: Martial Foucault (Université de Montreal, Canada)
Responses to the crisis? The political economy of voting in the 2012 French presidential election. 
     Nicolas Sauger (Sciences Po, Paris, France)
Forecasting the FN presidential and legislative performance in 2012 
     Jocelyn Evans (University of Salford,UK) &  Gilles Ivaldi   (Université de Nice, Sophia Antipolis, France)
Back from the Brink?: The Performance of the Front National in the 2012 Elections in France
     Gabriel Goodliffe (Johns Hopkins University)
The Economy and the 2012 French Presidential Election 
     Michael Lewis-Beck (University of Iowa)
     Richard Nadeau (University of Montreal)
     Eric Belanger (McGill University, Canada)
     Martial Foucault (Université de Montreal, Canada)

Discussant: André Blais (Université de Montreal, Canada)

7:30–9:00 p.m.



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