Philippe Marlière is a professor of French and European Politics at University College London. He was educated in France and obtained a PhD in Social and Political and Studies at the European University Institute in Florence in 2000. His areas of research and expertise are: European social democracy and Left populism. He is writing a book on the French republican ideology and he is a political commentator for various British and French media (BBC, Sky News, The Guardian, Mediapart, France Inter).