Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rosanvallon Analyzes the Elections

Here:

Mais derrière ces effets de permanence, il y a un séisme, l’installation du Front national comme un parti structurant, et plus seulement comme parti de réaction. Il constitue désormais un élément nouveau, peut-être directeur, de la culture politique de droite en France. Avec tous les problèmes que cela peut poser dans son analyse : le Front national n’est pas simplement le reflet d’une géographie des problèmes sociaux ou de l’immigration. Il est le produit d’un imaginaire de l’identité sociale.

1 comment:

DavidinParis said...

Trying to read through the vague wording of this 'analysis', does he mean to say that the FN is here to stay and is an accurate reflection of a segment of the French population? If so, then this is not news but simply a statement of the obvious. With the current crisis, not only of the EURO but all it stands for including a gradual degradation of sovereignty for France (and any other EC country), it stands to reason that there is a polarization on both sides of the spectrum that is no longer 'fringe'. As the UMP pushed hard to get France on board the EC wagon, it is only the Socialists trying to 'ease the terms' and the hard right trying to call it quits.