Presidential Election 2022 – French Culture Special Feature

France Culture, the radio of ideas, is positioning itself at the center of the presidential debate to bring together researchers, thinkers and journalists during election nights in In the morning French culture and Debate time when the news at 12:30 p.m. asks each candidate questions: now, what are the government’s priorities for action?

In the midst of a pre-election moment, France Culture is also making time for historical analysis and retrospective podcasts, notably with two new seasons policy mechanics explore the impact of major contemporary crises on political governance using two great witnesses: Alain Juppe (1995 social crisis) and Christine Lagarde (2008 economic crisis).

On Air: 2 nights of elections conditioned Patrick Cohenmanufacturer public spirit as well as Gregory PhillipsDeputy Editor-in-Chief of France Culture:

Sunday, April 10, from 19:45 to 22:00.
Together with Yves Bardon (Ipsos), Stéphane Robert (Head of the Political Department of France Culture), Frédéric Sayce (Editor of Matins de France Culture) and members of the L’Esprit public, journalists Christine Okran and Gérard Courtois, Professor and former Minister of Culture Aurélie Filippetti.

Sunday, April 24, from 19:45 to 22:00.
With Yves Bardon (Ipsos), Stéphane Robert (head of France Culture’s political department), Frédéric Sayce (editor of Matins de France Culture), Nicolas Rousselier (political historian) and for the L’Esprit public by journalist Sylvie Kaufmann.

On the podcast: two new seasons of politics mechanics

Policy Mechanisms / Coordination Gregory Philipps
Available from April 5
Season 4: Alain Juppe faced major strikes in 1995.
from Gerard Courtoisrealized Vincent Dec
Jacques Chirac was elected President of the Republic on May 7, 1995. To get Édouard Balladur out of his way to the Élysée, he campaigned to close the “social divide”. Appointed prime minister in May, Alain Juppe found himself at the center of the unrest. On November 15, he presented a very ambitious welfare reform to parliament. In addition, he announced the abolition of special pension schemes for government employees and intends to immediately initiate a recovery plan for the heavily indebted SNCF.
The goal is clear: to restore degraded public finances and allow France to enter the euro area in 1999. This plan sets fire to gunpowder. For a month, France is paralyzed by a strike of civil servants, led by railway workers, and mass demonstrations throughout the country.

Season 5: Christine Lagarde in the face of the 2008 financial crisis
fromAnne-Laure Humetrealized Vincent Dec
The 2008 crisis began in 2007 with a “subprime” crisis and erupted with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. The then Economy and Finance Minister Christine Lagarde lived through this period that shook the world and the global economy to the maximum.
In the summer of 2007, in an August daze, France discovered a word that came from the United States: “subprime”, those floating rate mortgages issued without any control. Thus, on the other side of the Atlantic, millions of low-income families gain access to property – the American dream. But when property prices fall this year, those same households find themselves suffocated by rising rates. They can no longer repay the debt, and the value of their houses is far from offsetting the amounts they have lent. Then the whole system collapses.

TV shows to (re-)listen to:

Terms of debate / Emmanuel Laurentin
The Le Temps du Débat program every Friday since last September explores the words that are essential in a presidential campaign: Debate, Terrorism, Security, Candidate, Awakened, Work, Secularism, Sovereignty, Purchasing Power, Radicalism, Migrants, Funding, Centrism. , Public Hospital, Decline, Inequality, Popularity, Responsibility, President, Nuclear Industry, Civil Service, University, Far Right, Program, Countryside, War, Fatherland, Corsica, Europe… This series of programs aims to analyze words that structure public debate. .
> (Re)listen to 30 shows online

Superfails: When Politics Fails / Guillaume Herner On the occasion of the 2022 presidential election campaign, Guillaume Herner looks back on a series of political failures. From the VGE diamond scandal to the failure of Jospin and the dissolution of the Assembly by Chirac, rediscover the worst political mistakes since 1981.
> (Re)listen to 6 chronicles online

They thought… politics / Gerard Courtois
From Hannah Arendt to Alexis de Tocqueville, from John Dewey to Thomas Hobbes, through Karl Marx and Machiavelli, these six major philosophers have crossed the ages thinking, conceptualizing the foundations of modern politics, theories that even today make them immutable. patronizing figures.
For three centuries they have been able to observe the workings of power, the springs of democracy, deconstructing discourses in order to better rethink them and dismantle the hierarchical mechanisms of society. Their writing spans the ages and resounds stronger than ever in our modern democratic societies.
Podcast written by Gérard Courtois and directed by Clotilde Piven.
The texts are read by Sylvie Granotier.
> (Re) listen to 6 episodes online

Articles :

Presidential shift / Gerard Courtois De Gaulle was elected in 1965, Chaban was crushed by Giscard in 1974, Mitterrand was elected in 1981, Chirac beat Balladur in 1995, Jospin was eliminated in 2002, Macron won in 2017: all this could not have been foreseen six months before the presidential elections. elections.
But it’s the campaign that makes the choices: a rally, a rally, a poll, a TV program trigger the momentum that will lead to victory. It is about this key moment, about the day of the campaign change, that we will tell you…
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