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The 2012 French Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

24 May 2012

Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Venue: ArtsTwo Buiding, Room 2.17, Mile End Campus

“This conference is supported by the French Politics group of the Political Studies Association; the European Politics Research Centre at Queen Mary, University of London; Cardiff University; the Centre for the Study of International Governance at Loughborough University; and the Franco-British Council”

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The Conference Programme

Welcome, Tea and Coffee (9.30-10.00)

The Legacy of the Sarkozy Presidency, 2007-2012 (10.00-11.30)

Chair: Rainbow Murray (QMUL)

Speakers: Alistair Cole (Cardiff University); Susan Milner (Bath University); John Gaffney (University of Aston); Andy Knapp (Reading University) (tbc)

Tea, Coffee and biscuits 11.30-11.45

The campaign (11.45-13.15)

Chair: Alistair Cole (Cardiff)

Speakers: Philippe Marlière (UCL); Helen Drake (Loughborough); Raymond Kuhn (QMUL); Daniel Gaxie (Paris 1) and Nicolas Hube (Paris 1)

Lunch (13.15 – 14.15)

Issues and candidates (14.15-15.45)

Chair: Helen Drake (Loughborough)

Speakers: James Shields (Aston University); Rainbow Murray (QMUL); Ben Clift (Warwick); Nonna Mayer (Sciences Po, Paris)

Tea (15.45-16.00)

The Results and their Analysis (16.00-17.30)

Chair: Raymond Kuhn (QMUL)

Speakers: Susan Collard (Sussex University); Michael Lewis-Beck (University of Iowa).

Reception: 17.30

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CONFERENCE FEE: The day rate (which includes Lunch, Tea and Coffee) is: £40.00 for non-PSA members, £30.00 for PSA members, £10 for Graduate students. It is free for students from the participating institutions/groups (QMUL, Loughborough, Cardiff and members of the PSA French Politics group).

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