Political Traditions in Modern France / Edition 1

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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: 8/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Sudhir Hazareesingh is Official Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford, and author of Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline (Oxford, 1991).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Political Traditions in Modern France 5
2 The Political Roles of Intellectuals 33
3 The Republican Tradition 65
4 Religion, Clericalism, and the Republican State 98
5 The Two Faces of French Nationalism 124
6 The Strengths and Limits of the Etatiste Tradition 151
7 Why No Peace Movement in France? 178
8 Liberalism and the Elusive Search for Consensus 207
9 Resurrection and Death: the Socialist Tradition 231
10 Gaullism and the Quest for National Unity 261
11 The Implosion of the Communist Tradition 288
Bibliographies 315
Index 325
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