Contemporary France

Contemporary France

The most useful introductions to French parties are F.Borella, Les Partis politiques* (2nd ed., Seuil, ... Institute of Washington: The Presidential Elections of 1974 (1975) and The French National Assembly Elections of 1978 (1980).

Author: D. L. Hanley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134974221

Category: History

Page: 384

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First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

France since the 1970s

France since the 1970s

Within a presidency-oriented political culture where parties now acted primarily as presidential support groups, the breakthrough of a serious new challenger party looked a remote prospect. The National Assembly elections of 1978 were, ...

Author: Emile Chabal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472507440

Category: History

Page: 240

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Until the mid-20th century, France saw itself as a great power with universalist aspirations and global ambitions. But the Second World War and decolonisation irrevocably changed France's place in the world. Despite attempts to restore the country's 'grandeur' in the 1960s, the French have been forced to reconcile themselves to their modest place at the heart of a changing Europe. What impact has this had on political life? How have the French reimagined the revolutionary, republican and reactionary ideologies that have been so crucial to their history? How has the arrival of hundreds of thousands of postcolonial migrants transformed politics? These are just some of the questions at the heart of France since the 1970s. With contributions from leading specialists on topics as varied as the legacy of empire and neo-liberalism, it explores how the French have dealt with the pervasive sense of uncertainty that has become a defining feature of contemporary European politics.
Categories: History

Routledge Handbook of European Elections

Routledge Handbook of European Elections

On 6 December 2011, Jean Roatta from UMP and Yves Cochet from the Greens were elected to represent France within the ... Mitterrand immediately used his prerogative to dissolve the National Assembly elected in 1978 to obtain a ...

Author: Donatella M. Viola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317503637

Category: Political Science

Page: 786

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The Routledge Handbook of European Elections explores the multifaceted dimension of the European Parliament’s (EP) electoral contests across the European Community and European Union since 1979. After setting a general empirical and theoretical framework, this collaborative project presents original contributions from leading experts from virtually all the corners of the European Union. Each case study adheres to a common template that makes it easy to compare data, methodology and outcomes. Every country chapter includes: a brief geopolitical profile and historical background of the Member State; a glance at the national political landscape; a short account of the main political parties, including their attitude toward the European Union; a section on public opinion and European integration; a summary of electoral systems; an overview of all EP and national elections; an in-depth analysis of the 2009 EP electoral race; an overall theoretical interpretation of European elections. A comparative chapter closes the Handbook followed by an Epilogue focussing on the 2014 EP contest with a detailed analysis of the newly elected European Assembly in terms of political group and gender compostion. The volume aims to enhance readers’ understanding of the European Parliament and revive their interest in the European integration process. By providing a wide range of national and European facts and figures, this investigation represents a comprehensive reference guide to scholars, practitioners, and students of the European Parliament, European elections, political parties, European Union and comparative politics.
Categories: Political Science

Elections in Western Europe 1815 1996

Elections in Western Europe 1815 1996

A Study of the Parliamentary Elections. Washington DC: American Enterprise Institute. — (1983), Switzerland at the Polls: The National Elections of 1979. ... (1980), The French National Assembly Elections of 1978.

Author: Daniele Caramani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349655083

Category: Political Science

Page: 1090

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The Societies of Europe is an 8-title series of historical data handbooks and accompanying CD-ROM sets on the development of Europe from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The series is a product of the Mannheim Centre for Social research, a body dedicated to comparative research on Europe and one of the leading social research institutes in the world. It is a collection of datasets giving a clear and systematic study of long term developments in European society. The data is presented statistically and is clearly comparative. The Societies of Europe is the most comprehensive data series available on Western European social issues. Each book is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing datasets not included in the text enabling users to manipulate the data as wanted. Information is available in different programmes (Excel, SPSS and SAS) and in data structures for analysing, and building time series. This data handbook and CD-ROM records the results of all legislative elections held in 18 European countries collected at the level of single constituency for the first time. The collection of results has been made completely machine-readable according to standard rules across countries, historical periods and electoral systems.
Categories: Political Science

Seven Years In France

Seven Years In France

France knows little delay. On May 21, 1981, ten days after the election, Giscard departed the presidential palace, the Elysée, and François Mitterrand became the fourth ... He now faced the hostile National Assembly elected in 1978.

Author: Julius W Friend

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000311297

Category: History

Page: 249

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A chronological look at French Politics. Politics in action is such a confused battleground that political analysis runs the risk of over-clarification. Confusion was not lacking in French politics between 1981 and 1988, and the author thought it useful to describe the manner in which events happened before attempting to sort out their meaning. T
Categories: History

The Logic of Pre electoral Coalition Formation

The Logic of Pre electoral Coalition Formation

“The French Electorate in March 1978.” In The French National Assembly Elections of 1978, ed. Howard R. Penniman. Washington D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. ———. 1986. “Les surprises de la droite.

Author: Sona Nadenichek Golder

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814210291

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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Why do some parties coordinate their electoral strategies as part of a pre-electoral coalition, while others choose to compete independently at election time? Scholars have long ignored pre-electoral coalitions in favor of focusing on the government coalitions that form after parliamentary elections. Yet electoral coalitions are common, they affect electoral outcomes, and they have important implications for democratic policy-making itself.
Categories: Political Science

Fran ois Mitterrand

Fran  ois Mitterrand

Penniman , Howard R. , ed . France at the Polls : The Presidential Election of 1974 . Washington , D.C .: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research , 1975 . The French National Assembly Elections of 1978.

Author: Sally Baumann-Reynolds

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275948870

Category: History

Page: 200

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This book traces the prepresidential career of the Socialist French president, covering his early years, his participation in the Vichy government, the Resistance and the governments of the Fourth Republic, and his 23 year march to the pinnacle of national power as leader of the French opposition during the first decades of the Fifth Republic. It is the story of a politician who built a solid majority starting from scratch in adopted political territory, a chaotic world of utopists, anarchists, purists, ideologues, and disciplined militants--in short, the French left. Baumann-Reynolds discusses the whats--Mitterrand's socialism, his republicanism, his Machiavellianism--and the hows--how he reacted to unpredictable events, how he took over the Socialist Party, and how he recuperated the communist vote. This is the first English-language biography by an American sensitive to the gaps in U.S. readers' knowledge of French politics.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

“The Mass Media and the Electoral Campaign,” in Penniman, H. R. (ed.) The French National Assembly Elections of 1978. Washington, DC: AEIPPR, 144–70. Cayrol, R. (1985). Le rôle des campagnes électorales in D. Gaxie Explication du vote.

Author: Robert Elgie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191648465

Category: Political Science

Page: 664

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The Oxford Handbook of French Politics provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of the French political system through the lens of political science. The Handbook is organized into three parts: the first part identifies foundational concepts for the French case, including chapters on republicanism and social welfare; the second part focuses on thematic large-scale processes, such identity, governance, and globalization; while the third part examines a wide range of issues relating to substantive politics and policy, among which are chapters on political representation, political culture, social movements, economic policy, gender policy, and defense and security policy. The volume brings together established and emerging scholars and seeks to examine the French political system from a comparative perspective. The contributors provide a state-of-the-art review both of the comparative scholarly literature and the study of the French case, making The Oxford Handbook of French Politics an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the foundations of contemporary political life in France.
Categories: Political Science