French Politics Today

French Politics Today

by David S. Bell
     
 

The Fifth Republic has lasted longer than any of the French Republics but the Third. Bell (politics, U. of Leeds) examines the political structures of the Fifth Republic and analyzes how it how it effects political parties, local government, pressure groups, and social developments. He focuses on the office of the presidency, arguing that since it has no… See more details below

Overview

The Fifth Republic has lasted longer than any of the French Republics but the Third. Bell (politics, U. of Leeds) examines the political structures of the Fifth Republic and analyzes how it how it effects political parties, local government, pressure groups, and social developments. He focuses on the office of the presidency, arguing that since it has no constitutional base of power it requires the mobilization of political support, otherwise executive power can quickly devolve to the Prime Minister. He focuses on how the forces of political opposition contend for power and how that affects political life. Distributed by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719058752
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
10/04/2002
Series:
Politics Today Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.97(d)

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