Government and Politics of France

ISBN-10: 0415357322
ISBN-13: 9780415357326
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

TheGovernment and Politics of France, 5th Editionhas been the leading textbook on French politics for over a generation, and continues to provide students with a comprehensive and incisive introduction to the intricacies of French politics and government. This edition updates every chapter, with the addition of a new chapter on France and Europe. Recent events necessitate a new edition, particularly the 2002 elections and the growing interpenetration of France and the EU in student programs, as well as in the real world. Whether covering the shifting balance within France's two- headed executive, the paradoxes of the French party politics, the power and fragmentation of Frances administration, the growing assertiveness of French local government, or the newly visible world of the judiciary, The Government and Politics of France has always sought to confront established paradigms with the complex and untidy reality of French politics at the grass roots.

Andrew Knapp is Professor of French Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Reading, UK.

Anand Menon, University Lecturer in European Politics, Faculty Fellow, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford Vincent Wright, Formerly Official Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford

French political traditions in a changing context
From Fourth to Fifth Republic
Presidents and prime ministers: the personal factor
The sources of executive power
Executive policy-making: the variable diarchy
The French parliament: decline - and resurgence?
The Left and the Greens: the precarious recovery
The Right: domination and division
Transformations of the party system: continuity and change
The administration: foundations, myth and changing reality
The State and the pressure groups
Paris and the provinces: the post-Jacobin State
French justice and the elusive etat de droit
France and European Integration
Conclusion

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