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The French Polity

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Edition:
6TH
ISBN13:

9780321077745

ISBN10:
0321077741
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

Beautifully written and logically organized, The French Polity, Sixth Edition, provides vital insight into the changing and constant character of the intricate French political scene. Recent, sometimes dramatic, changes have taken place in French politics in the last several years. This book features comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of contemporary French politics, policy, and society with a lucid institutional approach that focuses on the executive, political parties, parliament, the judiciary, and interest groups, as well as civil liberties, public policy, and administration.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
xi
Preface xiii
Abbreviations and Acronyms xv
France: The Historical and Constitutional Background
1(22)
The Legacy of the Revolution
3(4)
The Rise and Fall of the Fourth Republic
7(2)
The Sources and Nature of the Fifth Republic Constitution
9(5)
Constitutional Interpretation and Adaptation
14(7)
Notes
21(2)
The Economic and Social Context
23(28)
Economic Development
23(5)
Social Classes and Mobility
28(4)
Religion and Culture
32(6)
The Educational System
38(3)
The Position of Women
41(3)
Notes
44(7)
Patterns and Perspectives of Political Culture
51(22)
Approaches to French Political Culture
51(8)
Civic and Uncivic Attitudes
51(4)
Verbal and Practical Behavior
55(4)
Conceptions of the State
59(4)
National Identity
63(3)
Notes
66(7)
Political Parties and Elections
73(74)
The Socialist Party
79(1)
The Communists
80(2)
The Origins and Evolution of Gaullism: From the RPR to the Union pour la Majorite
82(1)
The Political ``Center'': From Classic Provincialism to the Union pour la Democratie Francaise
83(5)
Radicalism
84(1)
Catholicism
84(1)
Centrist Coalition Games
84(1)
The Elections of 1974 and the Emergence of Giscardo-Centrism
85(3)
The Left in Power: 1981 and After
88(3)
The Right and Center in Opposition
91(1)
The Rise of the National Front
92(1)
The Parliamentary Election of 1986: Introduction to Power Sharing
93(1)
The Presidential and Parliamentary Elections of 1988
94(2)
The Greens
96(1)
The Parliamentary Elections of 1993
97(6)
The Collapse of the Left
97(3)
The Victory of the Right
100(2)
The Marginalization of the Environmentalists and the Containment of the Extreme Right
102(1)
The Presidential Elections of 1995
103(2)
The Parliamentary Elections of 1997
105(3)
The Elections of 2002
108(8)
The Functional Relevance of Political Parties
116(10)
Unnatural Alliances
116(1)
Political Wanderings
117(2)
The Place of Ideology
119(3)
Voters' Choices, Programs, and Personalities
122(4)
The Electoral System: Its Impact on Parties and Voting Behavior
126(7)
Political Fringe Groups, Clubs, and Movements
133(3)
Summary and Conclusion
136(1)
Notes
137(10)
Interest Groups
147(30)
Trade Unions
147(5)
Business Associations
152(2)
Agriculture
154(1)
Students and Teachers
155(2)
Miscellaneous Interest Groups
157(1)
The Access and Input of Interest Groups
157(2)
Pluralist, Corporatist, and Other Models of Interest-Group Politics
159(12)
Notes
171(6)
Instruments and Patterns of Decision Making: The Executive
177(44)
The Position of the President
177(4)
The Premiers
181(4)
Cohabitation I: Precedent-Setting Pattern or Political Parenthesis?
185(2)
Cohabitation II: A ``Civilized'' Waiting Game
187(1)
Cohabitation III: Co-Decision Making or a Neo-Parliamentary Regime?
188(2)
The Government
190(9)
The Construction and Reshuffling of Cabinets
199(5)
The Executive and Parliament
204(2)
Article 16
206(2)
The President and Charisma
208(5)
Summary
213(1)
Notes
214(7)
Instruments and Patterns of Decision Making: The Parliament
221(38)
Parliament in the Fifth Republic
222(2)
The Committee System
224(7)
The Senate
231(3)
Limits on Parliamentary Decision Making
234(4)
The Constitutional Council
238(3)
Questions and Censure Motions
241(2)
The Incompatibility Rule
243(2)
The Role of the Deputy
245(8)
Notes
253(6)
The Administrative System
259(38)
Background, Structure, and Recruitment
259(3)
The Political Complexion of Civil Servants
262(4)
Controls over the Civil Service
266(5)
Subnational Administration
271(1)
The Commune
272(2)
Administrative Reform and Decentralization
274(3)
The Reforms of 1981-1983
277(6)
Functional Decentralization
283(1)
The Administration of Paris
284(1)
Corsica and Overseas Territories
285(2)
Bureaucracy, Technocracy, and Economic Administration
287(2)
Notes
289(8)
Law, Justice, and Civil Liberties
297(22)
The Judicial System
297(3)
Justice and the Democratic State
300(5)
The Legal Protection of Aliens and Minorities
305(1)
The Police
306(2)
Freedom of Expression
308(4)
Notes
312(7)
Political Changes and Public Policies
319(36)
Economic Policy from the Liberation to the Giscard Presidency
320(1)
Capitalist Planning
320(4)
Economic Policy Under the Mitterrand Presidency
324(4)
The Politics of Austerity
324(2)
The Chirac Cohabitation Government and the Politics of Neoliberalism
326(1)
The Governments of Rocard, Cresson, and Beregovoy: Prospects and Growing Constraints
326(1)
The Balladur Government: Redressement and Rigueur
327(1)
Economic Policy Under the Chirac Presidency
328(4)
The Juppe Plan
328(2)
The Jospin Government: Squaring the Circle
330(1)
Raffarin's Policies: Pressures and Prospects
331(1)
Education, Research, and Culture
332(3)
Aspects of Foreign Policy
335(6)
France and Europe
341(5)
Constitutional and Institutional Issues: Conclusions
346(3)
Notes
349(6)
Appendix: The French Constitution of 1958 355(18)
Selected Bibliography 373(8)
Index 381


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