Benjamin Biard

Benjamin Biard
CRISP - UCLouvain

PhD

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Quels sont les acteurs, les instruments et les stratégies de la lutte contre l’extrême droite en Belgique, et quels semblent être leurs effets ? C’est à cette question, d’une importance certaine mais fort peu explorée par la littérature scientifique, que répond ce Courrier hebdomadaire. La lutte contre l’extrême droite prend des visages multiples....
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Le Vlaams Belang (VB) – et le Vlaams Blok avant lui – est incontestablement le parti politique qui incarne le mieux l’extrême droite en Belgique depuis plusieurs décennies. Pendant de nombreuses années, il constitue par ailleurs l’une des formations d’extrême droite les plus prospères d’Europe. Malgré un important déclin électoral dans les années 2...
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Do They make a Difference ? The policy influence of radical right polulist parties in Western Europe – B. Biard, L. Bernhard, H-G. Betz, eds. ECPR Press/Rowman and Littlefield International, 2019. Over the last three decades, numerous radical right populist parties (RRPP) have emerged, developed, and strengthened their electoral weight in Western E...
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For the last twenty years, political scientists in French-speaking Belgium have been federated under the French-speaking Belgium Political Science Association (ABSP) which is the IPSA representative for Belgium and heir of the once unitary Belgian Institute for Political Science. ABSP just celebrated its 20th anniversary and published a book in Fre...
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Debates over the stripping of citizenship have been rekindled in many countries in recent years. Radical right populist parties (RRPPs) are often perceived to have played a significant role in these resurging debates, even when they do not possess executive power and are often marginalised by mainstream parties. Thus, RRPPs’ real influence on polic...
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In many countries, be it in America (Trump), in Europe (Le Pen), or in Asia (Duterte), radical right populist leaders or parties succeed in gaining power. To what extent would they be able to influence policy-making? Do they really weight upon public decision-making? While the literature on populism and radical right populist parties (RRPP) is abun...
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Originally the exclusive preserve of the private sector, the mystery shopper technique is increasingly being used in the public sector. In the wake of the reforms to modernise the state, accountability and performance-monitoring exercises are on the rise. They focus, in particular, on service quality and user-customer satisfaction. The article make...
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La technique du client mystère, à l’origine exclusivement employée dans le secteur privé, est de plus en plus utilisée dans le secteur public. Suite aux réformes de modernisation de l’État, les exercices de reddition de compte et de suivi de la performance se multiplient. Ceux-ci accordent une attention particulière à la qualité des services et à l...
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Résumé Il est un paradoxe démocratique régulièrement mis en avant : les peuples qui ne connaissent pas la démocratie l'appellent de leurs vœux, alors que, là où elle existe, la démocratie est fortement critiquée. Cela ne signifie pas que les citoyens qui vivent sous la démocratie veulent s'en débarrasser, mais que leur confiance dans le fonctionnem...
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Depuis 1996, l’Association belge francophone de science politique fédère les chercheur·e·s en science politique dans les différents champs qui l’animent en Belgique francophone et au-delà. Cet ouvrage, 20e volume de la collection « Science politique », marque le 20e anniversaire de l’ABSP. Ces deux décennies ont vu de véritables métamorphoses au ni...
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In Belgium, there are about 250 advisory bodies at the federal level and 46 at the regional level. These advisory bodies tend to be highly integrated into the policy-making cycle. They also seem to rely more on experience-based expertise than on academic expert opinion, which is not surprising in a consensus-based political system with neo-corporat...
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This book presents the first systematic overview of policy analysis activities in Belgium. Contributors from both sides of the Dutch-French language border use original empirical data to provide a comprehensive, comparative study of multi-level policy-making both within and outside government.
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This article assesses the influence of radical right populist parties on policy-making in Europe. Much scientific research has been conducted on populism, theoretically and empirically, through different facets: their history, their leaders, their discourses, or their electorate. Yet the populist phenomenon has barely been studied by policy analyst...

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My research investigates the influence of radical right populist parties on policy-making in a democratic context. The objective is to determine whether they manage to influence policy-making and, if so, to what extent and how. Theoretically this research aims at contributing to the literature on populism, public policy analysis and democracy. Empirically, this research is based on a three-cases comparative study ( Swiss UDC/SVP, French FN and Belgian VB) in a specific public policy sector (law and order).