Lazardeux Awarded Best Paper at European Conference

November 6, 2017

Dr. Sebastien Lazardeux, assistant professor of political science, was awarded with the best paper prize of the Standing Group on Presidential Politics at the European Conference for Political Research, held in Oslo, Norway, in September 2017.

Sebastien Lazardeux

His paper, “French Cohabitation and the Nature of Policy Outputs” investigates the impact of divided government on foreign and defense policy in France. The analysis reveals that divided government leads the government to redirect its legislative activity from international issues to domestic affairs.

The Awarding Committee stated: “The paper offers an insightful and stringent analysis on a salient topic in semi-presidential research. Lazardeux’s paper furthermore presents a good balance between theory, method and empirical data. The text represents a good example of a paper deserving to be considered for publication in peer-reviewed journals.”

The prize will be awarded at the 2018 General Conference.