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List of notable or famous political scientists from France, with bios and photos, including the top political scientists born in France and even some popular political scientists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French political scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These political scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known political scientist from France is included when available.

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Jean Bodin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Political Scientists from France
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Jean Bodin was a French jurist and political philosopher, member of the Parlement of Paris and professor of law in Toulouse. He is best known for his theory of sovereignty; he was also an influential writer on demonology. Bodin lived during the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation and wrote against the background of religious conflict in France. He remained a nominal Catholic throughout his life but was critical of papal authority over governments, favouring the strong central control of a national monarchy as an antidote to factional strife. Toward the end of his life he wrote, but did not publish, a dialogue among different religions, including representatives of Judaism, Islam and ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1530-1596)

Birthplace: Angers, France

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Jean-Charles de Borda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Political Scientists from France
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Jean-Charles, chevalier de Borda was a French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor. ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1733-1799)

Birthplace: Dax, France

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Maurice Duverger was a French jurist, sociologist and politician. He was born in Angoulême, Charente. Starting his career as a jurist at the University of Bordeaux, Duverger became more and more involved in political science and in 1948 founded one of the first faculties for political science in Bordeaux, France. An emeritus professor of the Sorbonne and member of the FNSP, he has published many books and articles in newspapers, such as Corriere della Sera, la Repubblica, El País, and especially Le Monde. Duverger has studied the evolution of political systems and the institutions that operate in diverse countries, showing a preference for empirical methods of investigation rather than ...more

Age: 100

Birthplace: Angoulême, France

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Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Political Scientists from France
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Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet, known as Nicolas de Condorcet, was a French philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist whose Condorcet method in voting tally selects the candidate who would beat each of the other candidates in a run-off election. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he advocated a liberal economy, free and equal public education, constitutionalism, and equal rights for women and people of all races. His ideas and writings were said to embody the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment and rationalism, and remain influential to this day. He died a mysterious death in prison after a period of flight from French Revolutionary authorities. ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1743-1794)

Birthplace: Ribemont, France

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