Since its publication in 1978, The Government and Politics of France has established itself as the leading textbook on the government and politics of France. The book examines the major political institutions and arrangements of the Fifth Republic, and it emphasizes the diffuse, fragments, complex and elusive quality of political power. Since the last edition, there have been many important changes in France, which are now covered by Vincent Wright and his co-reviser, Sonia Mazeydevelopments such as the the dramatic decline of the Communist Party, and the no less dramatic rise of the extreme right. He draws on the logics and institutional distribution of power in the form of alternance in 1981 and co-habitation in 1986, as well as the situation of a government without a majority in 1988.
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Table of Contents1. French Political Traditions in a Changing Context Vincent Wright 2. The Constitution of the Fifth Republic Andrew Knapp 3. The executive Vincent Wright 4. The parliament Vincent Wright 5. Parties Andrew Knapp 6. The Party System Andrew Knapp 7. The administration Vincent Wright 8. Interest Groups Andrew Knapp 9. The post-Jacobian State? Central-local Relations Andrew Knapp 10. The Juridification of Frence Politics Vincent Wright 11. France and Europe Vincent Wright 12. Conclusion? Andrew Knapp and Vincent Wright