French election: First round out of the way, second round will be a yawner

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, two non-traditional candidates who campaigned on opposite electoral platforms, advanced to the second and final round of the French presidential race. Cornell experts offer their views on the election so far, and what we should expect come May 7. Christopher Way, professor of government and director of the Cornell […]

Marine Le Pen will be the next President if French politicians continue to ignore the disaffected and unemployed

Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University, is an expert in European politics and the author of the book, Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security and Populism in a New Europe. She warns that unless French politicians shake themselves loose from their collective denial and start addressing the concerns of the disaffected and […]