The Candidates: Amateurs and Professionals in French Politics (Paperback)

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In 2017, the French political class experienced a small revolution. After decades marked by the ever more pronounced presence of career politicians in positions of power, the country elected a new President with limited experience. And in the aftermath of Emmanuel Macron's victory, an unusual legislature was elected. Rejuvenated, feminised, it was also made up of more than a hundred complete political novices.

In The Candidates, author tienne Ollion follows an ethnographic journey among these new MPs, while drawing on massive digital data analysed with artificial intelligence methods. The result is a gripping story about their discovery of this peculiar world, which sheds lights on pressing contemporary debates about democratic rejuvenation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780197665961
ISBN-10: 0197665969
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: January 31st, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English