Philippe Marlière is Professor in French and European Politics. Philippe completed his MA degree in Law and an MPhil in Politics and Political Science at the University of Lille in France. Before coming to UCL, he was a Research Fellow at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, 1989-93) and at the European University Institute (Florence, 1991-94), where he was awarded a PhD in Social and Political Science (2000). Philippe Marlière was also awarded the Marcel Liebman Chair in political science by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2007.
Philippe researches mainly social democratic parties, French Socialism and politics, and social movements. He has co-edited a book on social democratic parties in the European Union, published articles on French socialism, and also carried out fieldwork on the collective memory of French socialist activists. He is currently writing a book on Nicolas Sarkozy, notably on the ideological features of “Sarkozysm”.
Other research interests include French social theory (notably Pierre Bourdieu's sociology).
La social démocratie domestiquée. La voie blairiste (Brussels, Aden, 2009)
La mémoire socialiste, 1905-2007. Sociologie du souvenir politique en milieu partisan (Paris, L'Harmattan, 2008)
La Troisième voie dans l'impasse. Essais sur Tony Blair et le New Labour (Paris, Syllepse, 2003)
Social Democratic Parties in the European Union. History, Organization, Policies (Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1999) [with R. Ladrech]
Guest Editor of a Special Issue in an Academic Journal
‘Social Democracy in Southern Europe and the Challenge of European Integration', Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, no.5, vol. 3, May 2001.
‘Divorce, English Style? New Labour and the TUC-Affiliated Trade Unions', in P. Dewit (ed), Social Democracy in Europe, Brussels, editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2005, p. 141-155.
‘Le modèle social-démocrate en question', in Universalia 2003, Paris, Encyclopedia Universalis, March 2003, p. 97-102.
‘Camus Against the Tide: Algeria and the Intellectual Doxa', in P. Dunwoodie, E. Hughes, Constructing Memories: Camus, Algeria and Le Premier Homme, Stirling, Stirling French Publications, 1998.
‘Social Suffering in their own words: Pierre Bourdieu's Sociology of Poverty' in M. Cross, S. Perry (eds.), Voices of France, London, Pinter, 1997.
‘Les affinités répulsives: le Parti Communiste dans la mémoire des militants socialistes du Nord Pas-de Calais', in B. Ménager et al. (eds.), Cent ans de socialisme septentrional, Lille, Centre d'Histoire de la Région du Nord, 1995.
‘De Lionel Jospin à Ségolène Royal: l'introuvable Troisième voie française', Mouvements, no 50, June-August 2007, p. 14-23.
‘Manifestes pour une social-démocratique de marché. Anthony Giddens, Tony Blair et le débat sur la troisième voie', Les Temps Modernes, no. 605, Aug-Sept-Oct 1999.
“The Rules of the Journalistic Field. Pierre Bourdieu's Contribution to the Sociology of the Media,” European Journal of Communication, Vol. 13 (2), June 1998.
“Le principe de laïcité en France,” Franco-British Studies, no. 23, Spring 1997.
Editorial Board Membership
Modern & Contemporary France (UK)
The Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans (UK)
Politique, Revue de Débats (Belgium)
Founder in 1996 and editor of Modern European Research. (yearly publication of the European Social and Political Studies degree at UCL which publishes articles from undergraduate students in the area of social science and humanities).
BBC Radio and Television (UK)
France Inter; France Culture; RTL; Canal+; TF1 (France)
Philippe Marlière is a regular contributor to The Guardian ( see his profile here ) and to Le Monde.