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John Pitseys

John Pitseys is a researcher at the Centre de recherche et d’information sociopolitiques (CRISP) and a lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain.

Articles

23.06.2018
Referendums in Europe: Tool for Civic Engagement or Carnivalesque Prop?

Referendums are often considered the superior form of democratic expression, but how legitimate are they really?

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10.12.2015
Attentats de Paris : un Certain Idéal de Communication Politique

“La France est en guerre,”déclare le président français, François Hollande, devant le Congrès du Parlement français le 16 novembre 2015. Ce faisant,il utilise les mêmes mots que ceux du Monde du 14 novembre 2015, ainsique ceux prononcés par Manuel Valls le même soir au journal télévisé de TF1. Le Premier ministre affirmait alors que l’État islamique (EI)perdrait la lutte, mais avouait que celle-ci ne faisait que commencer.

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10.12.2015
The Paris Terrorist Attacks: A Certain Ideal of Political Communication

“France is at war,” declared the French President, François Hollande, in front of the Congress of the French Parliament on 16th November 2015. He was using the same words as Le Monde on 14th November and Manuel Valls the same evening on TF1 television news. The Prime Minister then said that Islamic State (IS) would lose the struggle, but he admitted that it was only just beginning.

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01.08.2014
Democratic Dispossession

The economic crisis and the democracy crisis share some of the same causes: redefining the ideal of democracy, the impotence of current regulatory methods in the face of collective decision-making, and a crisis within political programmes.

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01.08.2014
La Dépossession Démocratique

Crise économique et crise démocratique partagent en partie les mêmes causes?

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