French Political Parties: A Documentary Guide

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This work traces the development of the fifth French Republic from 1958 up to the 1990s, and examines the history of the different French political parties and trade unions since the end of World War II. Extracts from the Fifth Republic constitution and work by prominent politicians are presented.
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Overview

This work traces the development of the fifth French Republic from 1958 up to the 1990s, and examines the history of the different French political parties and trade unions since the end of World War II. Extracts from the Fifth Republic constitution and work by prominent politicians are presented.
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“It aims to bring together the essential characteristics of the French parties for the benefit of university or sixth-form students and teachers, based around compact, astute descriptions, biographies, analyses and key texts with corresponding questions. The book's contents are highly practical for tutorials, offering an abundance of material for discussion among a student group . . . French Political Parties succeeds in meeting its aims sand will be a valuable aid to those teaching the subject or wishing to develop an understanding of French political parties. It summarizes key aspects and presents the reader with many fascinating issues for further thought. Libraries will not regret adding this work to their collections.” –Reference Reviews
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Table of Contents

Part I: The Fifth Republic and its Constitution

Introduction to the constitution - N. A. Addinall

Part II: The Political Parties

General introduction to modern French political parties - N. A. Addinall; 1. Le Rassemblement pour la République - N. A. Addinall; 2. L'Union pour la démocratie française - G. F. Evans; 3. Le Front national - C. Rodgers; 4. Le Parti socialiste - N. A. Addinall; 5. Le Parti communiste français - N. A. Addinall; 6. Ecology parties in France - Judith K. Proud; 7. The trade unions - N. A. Addinall.

Appendices

I: The presidents of the Fifth Republic; II: The prime ministers of the Fifth Republic; III: General election results 1958-1993

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