Political Traditions in Modern France / Edition 1

Political Traditions in Modern France / Edition 1

by Sudhir Hazareesingh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198780753

ISBN-13: 9780198780755

Pub. Date: 05/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This engaging new account of French politics takes an unconventional approach to its turbulent subject. Rather than seeing a political history of rupture and fragmentation, Hazareesingh emphasizes continuity, and shows how opposing parties and movements throughout French history have been brought together by ideas.
Treating French political history from 1789 to

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Overview

This engaging new account of French politics takes an unconventional approach to its turbulent subject. Rather than seeing a political history of rupture and fragmentation, Hazareesingh emphasizes continuity, and shows how opposing parties and movements throughout French history have been brought together by ideas.
Treating French political history from 1789 to the present, Hazareesingh focuses on the relationship between ideologies and political movements. He covers all the important features of French public life in the period, including the nature of republicanism, nationalism, and religion and the role of intellectuals. These features in turn provide the setting for his treatment of peace movements and the political traditions of liberalism, socialism, Gaullism, and communism.
Written in a clear and accessible style, this book will be invaluable guide to French politics for students and scholars and an informative introduction for general readers interested in France.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198780755
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Political Traditions in Modern France5
2The Political Roles of Intellectuals33
3The Republican Tradition65
4Religion, Clericalism, and the Republican State98
5The Two Faces of French Nationalism124
6The Strengths and Limits of the Etatiste Tradition151
7Why No Peace Movement in France?178
8Liberalism and the Elusive Search for Consensus207
9Resurrection and Death: the Socialist Tradition231
10Gaullism and the Quest for National Unity261
11The Implosion of the Communist Tradition288
Bibliographies315
Index325

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