Jean Blondel

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French political scientist

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Jean Blondel is Emeritus Professor at the European University Institute and visiting professor for the University of Siena. He has studied at the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris and earned a B.Litt. from St. Antony’s College at Oxford. After his military service in France, he went on to study at Yale as an ACLS fellow.

Best known for his scholarship on comparative politics, he has studied the use of cabinets and legislatures, presidential systems, multiparty political systems, and the ways that governments and parties interact. He was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science by the Johan Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University. He also has an award named after him, the Jean Blondel Ph.D. Prize, which has been awarded annually since 2003 for the best political science thesis, by the European Consortium for Political Research.

A member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea, Blondel has written books such as Voters, Parties, and Leaders: The Social Fabric of British Politics , Comparative Legislatures, Political Parties: A Genuine Case for Discontent, World Leaders: Heads of Government in the Postwar Period, Government Ministers in the Contemporary World and Governing Together: The Extent and Limits of Joint Decision-Making in Western European Cabinets, which was edited with Ferdinand Muller-Rommel.

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According to Wikipedia, Jean Blondel is a French political scientist specialising in comparative politics. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the European University Institute in Florence, and visiting professor at the University of Siena. He lives in London.

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