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Un effet de campagne : le déclin de l’opposition des français au nucléaire en 2011-2012

Abstract : This article analyses a paradoxical effect of the 2012 presidential campaign: the rise of public support for nuclear energy production less than a year after the Fukushima disaster. Based on analyses of survey data, media coverage and party manifestos, this article shows at the macro and micro-level that the rise of public support was a result of extensive mediatisation of the nuclear issue, its unprecedented politicisation by the political parties, and its reframing by the mainstream conservative UMP and the pro-nuclear interest groups in terms of economic efficiency rather than risks. These results allow us to draw several conclusions regarding campaign effects, connections between individual positions and party identification, and media impact on political competition.
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Sylvain Brouard, Florent Gougou, Isabelle Guinaudeau, Simon Persico. Un effet de campagne : le déclin de l’opposition des français au nucléaire en 2011-2012. Revue Francaise de Science Politique, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, 2013, 63 (6), pp.1051 - 1079. ⟨hal-02186509⟩

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