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’.
About Philippe Marliere
Philippe Marliere is Professor of French and European Politics at University College, London. He was awarded a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute and was a Research Fellow at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). His publications include Social Democratic Parties in the EU (with R. Ladrech, Macmillan, 1999) and La Social démocratie domestiquée. La voie blairiste (Editions Aden, 2008). He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Le Monde and Le Monde Diplomatique.