François Hublet is BLUE's editor-in-chief. A graduate from ETH Zurich and École polytechnique, he is a researcher and doctoral candidate at ETH Zurich.
François Hublet is BLUE’s editor-in-chief. He is a researcher and doctoral candidate at ETH Zurich. He graduated from ETH Zurich and École polytechnique in Computer science, and holds a degree in Classics from the University of Toulouse. Within GEG, he has coordinated electoral analysis activities, conducted several research projects focusing on coalition dynamics and cross-border regions, and led the coverage of the 2019 European elections.
The Continental Review
Introduction The increasing interconnectedness of European politics requires a good knowledge of the political dynamics not only in the member states and their regions, but also beyond them, in the EU’s neighbourhood. In the constant flow of information and news, it becomes surprisingly easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. This first issue of … ContinuedRead the article
What is European politics?
To this question, which is all too rarely asked, it seems tempting to answer that European politics is above all the politics of the European Union, the politics of Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, the politics of the European Semesters, the politics of the summits and the politics of the treaties: the politics of the supranational … ContinuedRead the article
Voting Methods in Regional French Elections: a Democratic Device that has Become Dangerous
The "mixed" electoral system used for French regional elections is an exception in Europe. Designed to respond to a crisis situation in the 2000s, it now seems outdated. François Hublet proposes in this paper to re-establish from 2027 onwards a proportional representation list system at the regional level, with a threshold of 5% or 10%.Read the article
Towards subsidiary crisis management
Our trilingual report with a foreword by Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn suggests "subsidiary crisis management", a novel approach inspired by the institutional response of Germany, Switzerland or Belgium during the crisis, as a way to make our crisis response more regionally flexible and citizen-centric.Read the article