The Parti Socialiste 2012 Primary – A Beauty Contest?

Professor Philippe Marliere of University College London (UCL) gives his inaugural lecture and analyses the Parti Socialiste Primary for the 2012 Presidential Election in France. This post is part of the ‘Basic Values Debate’ jointly organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Social Europe Journal. Read more on social democratic parties: ‘The Future of the SPD as a Catch-All Party’.

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The Parti Socialiste Primary – Political Democracy or Beauty Contest? from Social Europe Journal on Vimeo.


  1. says

    The topic on Democracy should be started with a statement on how democracy really existed. There is always a question on the extent on democracy on how the exercise of it should be limited.