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The Career Politician: The Europeanisation of Political Outsiders

  • Olivier RozenbergEmail author
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Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture book series (FPSC)

Abstract

Career politicians have a reduced interest in investing in European activities as indicated by the portraits of several French politicians. At best, the European dimension is seen as a dimension of a statesperson’s credibility through the publicity made around a personal top-level network. The political outsiders constitute yet an exception. The criticism of European treaties constitutes a risky but potentially successful strategy for those claiming the leadership of their party or coalition. Key events in the career of top political leaders are considered in that perspective showing that the parliamentary setting and actors often play a key role in those tales.

Keywords

French Parliament Political outsider Career politician Europeanisation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for European Studies and Comparative PoliticsSciences PoParisFrance

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