Welcome to the webpage of the research project PARTIPOL!This website is devoted to the links between political parties and policies. It presents the research project PARTIPOL, funded by the French Research Agency ANR, and implemented by a team based in Sciences Po Grenoble, Sciences Po Bordeaux, Sciences Po Paris and the University of Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle.
Our project departs from the observation that although the links between parties and policies are key to democracy, representatives seem (and claim) to be increasingly constrained by other actors, international competition, European integration, limited resources and path dependence. How much room is there for policy representation? Are policies (increasingly) made beyond politics? Are political jousts only about "acting out" antagonisms? In other words, do parties and election outcomes matter to policy outputs? We explore these questions in the case of France, based on an analysis of party manifestos and election pledges, legislative processes and outputs, as well as their media coverage.
This website proposes an overlook of the project's team members, main research questions, hypotheses and tasks, as well as related publications. Ideas and comments are very welcome!