9781568026701

Politics In France

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  • ISBN13:

    9781568026701

  • ISBN10:

    1568026706

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-31
  • Publisher: Cq Pr

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Summary

France has shifted toward more &BAD:"normal&BAD:" politics since the mid 1960s. That&BAD:rs"s saying a lot for a country that has had three monarchies, five republics, two empires, and a neo-fascist regime in the years since its revolution in 1789. Hauss&BAD:rs"s lively and up-to-date new text looks beyond &BAD:"de Gaulle&BAD:rs"s revolution,&BAD:" tracing France&BAD:rs"s historical development up to the present and describing with fresh insight its political culture, parties, interest groups, and institutional system, as well as its place in the EU and the larger global economic order. Hauss offers lively analysis of recent events and issues, including the May 2007 presidential elections; hot-button policy issues like immigration and the assimilation of non-Westerners into the French cultural and political landscape and the impact of the EU on France&BAD:rs"s economic policies.Adopt together with Politics in Britain and Politics in Germany and pass savings along to your students.For pricing and ordering information, please contact us at mailto:collegesales@cqpress.com

Author Biography

Charles Hauss teaches in the public and international affairs department at George Mason University and is a government liaison for the Alliance for Peace Building, a nongovernmental organization that represents most of the conflict resolution groups based in the United States and abroad. He has written numerous texts on comparative politics, international relations, conflict resolution, and France.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, Map, and Boxesp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Toward Normal Politicsp. 1
"The Hexagon": France's Political and Social Geographyp. 17
History I: The Long Termp. 30
History II: The Fifth Republicp. 51
Political Culture and Participationp. 68
Political Parties and Electionsp. 84
The Statep. 113
Domestic Public Policyp. 137
France and Europep. 162
Foreign Policyp. 180
Conclusion: Sarkolandp. 205
Notesp. 213
Constitution of 4 October 1958p. 219
Further Readingp. 249
Web Resourcesp. 251
Glossaryp. 253
Indexp. 263
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