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See detailL'intérêt politique des jeunes
Fournier, Bernard ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2008)

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See detailReprésentation et participation politiques
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

in Politique et Sociétés (2008), 27(3), 3-289

Political representation and participation are two key concepts of the democratic life. They shape and are shaped by politics, policies and polities. This special issue gathers eight papers which endeavor ... [more ▼]

Political representation and participation are two key concepts of the democratic life. They shape and are shaped by politics, policies and polities. This special issue gathers eight papers which endeavor to apprehend changes in political representation and participation at different levels and for different groups of people. Articles Éric Bélanger et Andrea Perrella, « Facteurs d’appui à la souveraineté du Québec chez les jeunes : une comparaison entre francophones, anglophones et allophones » ; Alexandre Brassard Desjardins, « Participation politique et mobilisation nationale chez les artistes québécois » ; Chloé Langeard, « La singularité au pluriel. L’engagement des intermittents du spectacle dans l’action collective » ; Yannick Le Quentrec, « Femmes en politique : changements publics et privés » ; Julien Talpin, « Pour une approche processuelle de l’engagement participatif : les mécanismes de construction de la compétence civique au sein d'institutions de démocratie participative » ; Raymond Hudon, Christian Poirier et Stéphanie Yates, « Participation politique, expressions de la citoyenneté, et formes organisées d’engagement. La contribution des coalitions à un renouvellement des conceptions et des pratiques » ; Notes de recherche Sandra Breux, « Représentations territoriales et engagement public individuel : premières explorations » ; Anne Quéniart et Julie Jacques, « Trajectoires, pratiques et sens de l’engagement chez des jeunes impliqués dans diverses formes de participation sociale et politique ». [less ▲]

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See detailSocialisation politique et mosaïque des possibles : l’apport de Jean Piaget
Fournier, Bernard ULg

in Vrancken, Didier; Dubois, Christophe; Schoenaers, Frédéric (Eds.) Penser la négociation : mélanges en hommage à Olgierd Kuty (2008)

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See detailQuelques mesures de la connaissance politique des jeunes Liégeois
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (2008), 53(3), 371-383

Drawing from the results of a survey administered to 1437 high school students (16-19 years old) in spring 2007, this article assesses the level of political knowledge of the young people. Although the ... [more ▼]

Drawing from the results of a survey administered to 1437 high school students (16-19 years old) in spring 2007, this article assesses the level of political knowledge of the young people. Although the questionnaire tapped on several dimensions, which are not dealt in this article, only seven indicators touched directly on political knowledge in particular on two aspects of the Belgian political landscape. On the one hand, five questions measured the level of knowledge of distribution of powers between the federal state, the Regions and the Communities. On the other hand, two questions asked the name of the Prime Minister and the name of the Minister-President of the Walloon Region. Our analyses compare the levels of political knowledge with an index of political interest and show interesting differences between groups and between indicators. [less ▲]

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See detailPrésentation du numéro : Représentation et participation politiques
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

in Politique et Sociétés (2008), 27(3), 3-11

Political representation and participation are two key concepts of the democratic life. They shape and are shaped by politics, policies and polities. As an introduction to the special issue we first ... [more ▼]

Political representation and participation are two key concepts of the democratic life. They shape and are shaped by politics, policies and polities. As an introduction to the special issue we first reflect on these two concepts and their tremendous changes in the recent years. Then we briefly present the eight contributions of this special issue on political representation and participation. [less ▲]

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See detailDémocratie locale : quelles perceptions des changements récents ?
Dandoy, Régis; Fournier, Bernard ULg

in Buelens, Jo; Rihoux, Benoît; Deschouwer, Kris (Eds.) Entre l’électeur et le quartier général. Les sections locales des partis et les élections communales de 2006 (2008)

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See detailNew Data on Political Interest and Participation of the Young People (16-18 y. old) in Liège, Belgium
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

Conference (2007, September 06)

In 1990, one of us administered a questionnaire to 640 students from nine high schools in Liège (Belgium) and its suburb. The survey aimed at measuring the political interest of the youth and their level ... [more ▼]

In 1990, one of us administered a questionnaire to 640 students from nine high schools in Liège (Belgium) and its suburb. The survey aimed at measuring the political interest of the youth and their level of participation in a wide range of associations. The questionnaire, which was also administered in Quebec and Paris, was made of 200 other indicators (confidence toward the institutions, impact of the political decisions, role of the state, etc.). Last spring, we administered a similar questionnaire to the same schools in order to compare the data gathered in our previous researches and the new data. The comparison will engage the oft-asked questions in the field about political participation—or its decline—amongst the youth. The new data show, as in 1990, that approximately two-thirds of the students (16-18 years old) participate in associational life in a broad sense. Political participation sensu stricto is still less popular than participation in organisations campaigning for the defence of human rights or the environment. We also observe significant differences in the traditional sociological categories. Yet, as we did for the 1990 data, we shall move our analysis beyond the usual sociological categories in order to stress the internal differences between groups. As such, we shall privilege the analysis in terms of classifications. With a more precise image of the various forms of participation as well as the attitudes related to it, different patterns will characterise young people’s participation. Accordingly, our understanding of the political socialisation’s mechanisms will be adapted. Such an inquiry seems necessary in order to engage the traditional views on political participation and interest of today’s youth. [less ▲]

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See detailLa participation et l’intérêt politique des jeunes de 16-18 ans à Liège : actualisation des données de 1990
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Pironet, Alexia; Reuchamps, Min ULg

Conference (2007, May 26)

Drawing from a survey on 1437 students (16-18 y. old), we explore in this paper the political interest and participation of young people.

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See detailRelativisme, pluralisme et socialisation politique : l’apport de Jean Piaget au débat
Fournier, Bernard ULg

Conference (2007, May 25)

Recent developments in theory insist on the existence of a plurality of individual realities within the same social group. However, the logic of understanding used to analyse these realities in the ... [more ▼]

Recent developments in theory insist on the existence of a plurality of individual realities within the same social group. However, the logic of understanding used to analyse these realities in the empirical research still relies too much on a univocal perspective in which the concepts are perceived to be homogeneous. This manner of approaching reality legitimates the linear explanations of attitudes and individual behaviours. But a reflection on the effective processes of constructing the individual worlds of reference based on a psychological perspective strongly challenges this logic. Thus, the works of Jean Piaget clearly show that the individual is not a passive being in the dynamics of appropriating the world, but that he or she assimilates the social context, accommodates it to what he or she already understands and thereby transforms it. This theoretical framework opens the path to an interesting form of conceptual relativism where every concept has to be replaced into the context as it is structured by the individuals’ worlds of reference. This relativity presents a challenge to empirical research: Which principle of synthesis would allow us to respect the theoretical plurality proposed by the piagetian interpretation? So far, we have mostly used a methodology based on the classificatory approach in our research, but we are by now more aware of its limitations as well. [less ▲]

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See detailEnquête auprès des jeunes Liégeois – 2007 : Intérêt politique, participation, sentiments d'appartenances et rôle de l'État
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Pironet, Alexia; Reuchamps, Min ULg

Report (2007)

In February and March 2007, we passed a survey on 1437 students from different schools in Liège, Belgium. This research is a replication of a research done in the same schools – but one – in 1990 by one ... [more ▼]

In February and March 2007, we passed a survey on 1437 students from different schools in Liège, Belgium. This research is a replication of a research done in the same schools – but one – in 1990 by one of us. However, several questions were added to the 2007 questionnaire in order to apprehend the new dimensions that we developed over the last 17 years. The results which are presented here are only preliminary; further analyses are being undertaken. More sophisticated statistical methods are used to explore the two databases. [less ▲]

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See detailL’environnement électronique du séminaire d’Actualité politique belge et du séminaire de Politiques comparées
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

Scientific conference (2007, April 19)

This paper presents some functions of WebCT and shows how they are used for the needs of two seminars: le séminaire d’Actualité politique belge (2ème licence en sciences politiques) and le séminaire de ... [more ▼]

This paper presents some functions of WebCT and shows how they are used for the needs of two seminars: le séminaire d’Actualité politique belge (2ème licence en sciences politiques) and le séminaire de Politiques comparées (2ème bachelier en sciences politiques). These two seminars are taught by Prof. Bernard Fournier. First, we discuss the connections between WebCT and other e-tools such as web sites. Then, we present the functions of WebCT used in the two seminars. Finally, we explore some possible developments for e-learning environments and raise some general comments. [less ▲]

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See detailLe mythe de la dépolitisation de la jeunesse
Fournier, Bernard ULg

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (2007), 52(2), 295-299

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See detailSilences et double discours. Réflexions sur les contraintes du politique
Fournier, Bernard ULg

Article for general public (2007)

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See detailLes structures institutionnelles belges
Fournier, Bernard ULg

Scientific conference (2006, November 17)

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See detailLes Wallons, quinze ans d’enquête (commentateur)
Fournier, Bernard ULg

Scientific conference (2006, October 20)

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See detailLa participation et l’intérêt politique des élèves du secondaire à Saint-Jean de Terre-Neuve: une analyse par classification
Fournier, Bernard ULg

Conference (2004, September 25)

Since 1990, several colleagues and I have had the opportunity to distribute surveys in Quebec, France and Belgium on youth participation and political interests. This data constitutes a rare source of ... [more ▼]

Since 1990, several colleagues and I have had the opportunity to distribute surveys in Quebec, France and Belgium on youth participation and political interests. This data constitutes a rare source of information for analysing the political attitudes of 16-18 years old. Last winter, we have distributed the same survey to the student population in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (429 high school students). In particular, participation in more than 12 movements and associations was compared with similar data collected in Quebec City in 1998. Interestingly, the same proportion of students participate in one association or another (more than two-thirds) However, it is important to go beyond the usual snapshots provided by sociological indicators to understand such behaviour. Stressing internal differences within groups is essential and cluster analysis (particularly hierarchical cluster analysis) is a perfect tool for this. With a more precise image of the various forms of participation, and with the different attitudes about involvement attached to them, several distinct discourses might be differently qualified youth participation. Moreover, the understanding of political socialization processes could also be questioned. This task, indeed, is crucial to assess and critique existing opinions about youth participation in politics. [less ▲]

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See detailRelativisme, pluralisme et socialisation politique : l’apport de Jean Piaget au débat
Fournier, Bernard ULg

Conference (2004, July)

Recent developments in theory insist on the existence of a plurality of individual realities within the same social group. However, the logic of understanding used to analyse these realities in the ... [more ▼]

Recent developments in theory insist on the existence of a plurality of individual realities within the same social group. However, the logic of understanding used to analyse these realities in the empirical research still relies too much on a univocal perspective in which the concepts are perceived to be homogeneous. This manner of approaching reality legitimates the linear explanations of attitudes and individual behaviours. But a reflection on the effective processes of constructing the individual worlds of reference based on a psychological perspective strongly challenges this logic. Thus, the works of Jean Piaget clearly show that the individual is not a passive being in the dynamics of appropriating the world, but that he or she assimilates the social context, accommodates it to what he or she already understands and thereby transforms it. This theoretical framework opens the path to an interesting form of conceptual relativism where every concept has to be replaced into the context as it is structured by the individuals’ worlds of reference. This relativity presents a challenge to empirical research: Which principle of synthesis would allow us to respect the theoretical plurality proposed by the piagetian interpretation? So far, we have mostly used a methodology based on the classificatory approach in our research, but we are by now more aware of its limitations as well. [less ▲]

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See detailCatégoriser les types de participation des élèves de 16-18 ans : nouvelles données de Saint-Jean de Terre-Neuve
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Hudon, Raymond; Duggan, Andrew

Conference (2004, June 03)

Since 1990, several colleagues and I have had the opportunity to distribute surveys in Quebec, France and Belgium on youth participation and political interests. This data constitutes a rare source of ... [more ▼]

Since 1990, several colleagues and I have had the opportunity to distribute surveys in Quebec, France and Belgium on youth participation and political interests. This data constitutes a rare source of information for analysing the political attitudes of 16-18 years old. Last winter, we have distributed the same survey to the student population in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (429 high school students). In particular, participation in more than 12 movements and associations was compared with similar data collected in Quebec City in 1998. Interestingly, the same proportion of students participate in one association or another (more than two-thirds) However, it is important to go beyond the usual snapshots provided by sociological indicators to understand such behaviour. Stressing internal differences within groups is essential and cluster analysis (particularly hierarchical cluster analysis) is a perfect tool for this. With a more precise image of the various forms of participation, and with the different attitudes about involvement attached to them, several distinct discourses might be differently qualified youth participation. Moreover, the understanding of political socialization processes could also be questioned. This task, indeed, is crucial to assess and critique existing opinions about youth participation in politics. [less ▲]

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See detailLes dimensions de la participation de la jeunesse : retour aux années quatre-vingt-dix
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Hudon, Raymond

Conference (2004, May 26)

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See detailHow Old Is Old Enough to Vote. Youth Participation in Society
Hudon, Raymond; Fournier, Bernard ULg

in Perspectives électorales/Electoral Insight (2003), 5(2), 38-43

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