April 2017 workshop with Julien Suaudeau

A review of…     Tous aux urnes !    

 

A French Presidential Election Workshop

 

with Julien Suaudau, from Bryn Mawr College

 

     If you have never had the opportunity to hear and participate in a presentation by Julien Suaudau, now you know:  GO!  The depth of his knowledge seemingly knows no bounds.  He is engaging, thoughtful, and just might make you consider an alternative perspective to your own.

 

     He presented the history of the current electoral system for the 5th Republic that began at the end of WWII.  It was interesting to learn how different the French and American systems are.  For example, the French President elect names the Prime Minister who is not necessarily from the same party, and that person names the ministers, creating a co-habitation of sorts.  When they all meet, as the president looks out upon the assembly, those to the left are the leftists, the center the centrists, and to the extreme right would be Le Front National.

 

France has never experienced McCarthy-ism.  Socialism and Communism ne sont pas de gros mots!

 

In the voting booth itself, you must first take each of the cards with the candidates’ details so that it isn’t obvious for whom you are voting.  Once in the booth, you put your choice into an envelope and throw out all the other cards.  You exit the booth and present your ID again before dropping your envelope into a clear container, “un urne”, at which point, the ID checker announces, “a voté”.

 

     Click on the link below to view his presentation that is loaded with links to all kinds of interesting, diverse, and in depth links, from France’s version of the Simpsons skewering politics to how to use political cartoons in the classroom to how France has transformed politically since the revolution.  Fascinating!

 

In the voting booth itself, you must first take each of the cards with the candidates’ details so that it isn’t obvious for whom you are voting.  Once in the booth, you put your choice into an envelope and throw out all the other cards.  You exit the booth and present your ID again before dropping your envelope into a clear container, “un urne”, at which point, the ID checker announces, “a voté”.

 

     Click on the link above to view his presentation that is loaded with links to all kinds of interesting, diverse, and in depth links, from France’s version of the Simpsons skewering politics to how to use political cartoons in the classroom to how France has transformed politically since the revolution.  Fascinating!

 

Merci, Julien!

 

Tous aux urnes !

 

 

Tous aux urnes !

TOUS AUX URNES ! Julien Suaudeau, 8 avril 2017, Chestnut Hill College I- Institutions et sys...

 

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