This dynamic introduction to contemporary France analyzes the problems and possibilities of democracy in a globalizing world.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: A Democratic Education Part 2 Part I: The Historical and Cultural Foundations of Contemporary French Politics Part 3 Chapter 1: Le Miracle de la France: French Nationalism Chapter 4 Nationalism and the Left: From the Revolution to the Commune Chapter 5 Nationalism and the Right: From the Boulanger Affair to the Great War Chapter 6 World War I Part 7 Chapter 2: World War II and Its Legacies Chapter 8 France, 1939-1945 Chapter 9 Vichy, a Past That Stayed Chapter 10 The Legacies Part 11 Chapter 3: Decolonization and Its Sequels Chapter 12 The Algerian War and Republican Institutions Chapter 13 The Empire Strikes Back: The Algerian War and French Identity Chapter 14 Epilogue Part 15 Chapter 4: Putting Sovereignty First: The Gaullist Vision Chapter 16 The Gaullist Conception of State Sovereignty Chapter 17 Charting Policy Chapter 18 The Gaullist Vision: An Assessment Part 19 Part II: The Institutions, Processes, and Practices of French Politics Part 20 Chapter 5: Political Representation in the Fifth Republic: Back to the Marais? Chapter 21 The Reconstruction of the Left, 1958-1986 Chapter 22 The Failed Recomposition of the Right, 1958-1981 Chapter 23 Institutional and Partisan Confusion, 1984 to the present Chapter 24 Conclusion Part 25 Chapter 6: State-Society Relations in France: An Introduction Chapter 26 Politics and Markets: The Dirigiste State Chapter 27 Selective Capitalism: Social Structure Chapter 28 Capitalism and the Republican Compromise: Ideological Ambiguities Chapter 29 Postwar Economic Growth and Social Change Chapter 30 Conclusion Part 31 Part III: Contemporary Dilemmas Part 32 Chapter 7: Reinventing France: Social Change, Identity, and Citizenship Chapter 33 Winners and Losers in the New France Chapter 34 The New Politics of Identity Chapter 35 Conclusion Part 36 Chapter 8: Getting Past Sovereignty: An Impossible Task? Chapter 37 Rethinking the Means of French Foreign Policy: Sovereignty, Supranationality, and Multilateralism Chapter 38 Testing the Possibilities of French Power: The Yugoslav Disaster Chapter 39 Testing the Possibilities of Supranational Action: Social Protection Chapter 40 Conclusion Part 41 Appendix A: A Chronology of French Regimes Part 42 Appendix B: The Fifth Republic: The Presidents and Their Prime Ministers Part 43 Appendix C: Electoral Laws: An Introduction Part 44 Appendix D: Who's Who in French Politics
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