Contemporary France: Essays and Texts on Politics, Economics and Society

Contemporary France: Essays and Texts on Politics, Economics and Society

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ISBN-13: 9781138835825
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/22/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables.List of texts. List of abbreviations.Acknowledgements.Preface to the first edition.Preface to the second edition.Introduction.Part I Politics in France.Introduction; 1945 - 81: Instability, conflict and revolt; The left: swords into social democracy; The right: from standard bearer of the Republic to ordinary political actor; Foreign relations and defence: from colonial imbroglio to quasi-consensus; Conclusion: the death of conflict - a much exaggerated rumour? ; Notes; Suggestions for further reading; Texts and exercises. Part II The French Economy.Introduction; Growth and crisis in the production system; The labour force and the unemployment crisis; Regional revolutions: the geographical distribution of the French economy; International competition: Opening the economy to the rest of the world; Distributing incomes; The changing role of the state and public sector; Conclusion: problems and expectations for the new century; Notes; Suggestions for further reading; Texts and exercises. Part III Contemporary French Society.Introduction; From country to city; Social structure of post-war France; Population, family and social policy; Work, leisure and life-styles; Social institutions: the army, the church, the mass media and the education system; Convergences and differences in French society; Conclusion; Notes; Suggestions for further reading; Texts and exercises. Chronology. Index.

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