The Fifth French Republic Ebook

Presidents, Politics and Personalities: A Study of French Political Culture

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Language: English
Publication Date: January 2002
File Size: 411 Kbytes

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The Fifth French Republic is a study of modern French politics and history, discussing the five presidents who span from 1959 to the present—Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, Valry Giscard d’Estang, Fran5~ois Mitterand and Jacques Chirac.
Philip Thody examines the importance of the similarities between the five men for an understanding of the general and political culture of France; the similarities and differences in the foreign policies pursued by the five presidents, including anti-Americanism; France’s role in the European Union and her attitude to the Cold War; French domestic policies and administrative practices, attempts to decentralize the state, the role of the French civil service, the problem of immigration and the rise of the National Front.


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