French Politics Today
This new edition of the successful textbook provides a thorough examination of French politics at the turn of the century. It explains and sets in context all aspects of French politics, taking into account recent developments as well as the background and structure of the French political system. The main focus of the book is on the structure of power in France, looking at the Fifth Republic as a system of majority politics organized for and against the presidency. It examines principally the competition and coalition-building between parties for the presidency and the effect of this on political life in France.
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French political culture
The social and economic context
The party system
The plural left
The divided right
The Republican state
The Prime Minister
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