French Politics and Society

Author: Alistair Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317376951

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 8429

DOWNLOAD NOW »

French Politics and Society is the ideal companion for all students of France and French politics with a strong reputation for its lucidity and lively exposition of the French polity. This third edition remains a highly readable text and offers a broad, critical and comprehensive understanding of French politics. The book provides an excellent description of French institutions and ensures readers access to background information through discussing historical developments, political forces, public policy, and the evolution of important aspects of French society. Key updates for the third edition include: extensive updates including the Chirac, Sarkozy and Hollande presidencies; inclusion of constitutional and state reform coverage since 2008; the French party system and evolution of the French left and right; more on France’s positioning with regards to Brussels and the impact of the European economic crisis. French Politics and Society is essential reading for all undergraduates studying French politics, French studies, European studies or comparative politics.
Release

Contemporary France

An Introduction to French Politics and Society

Author: David R. Howarth,David J. Howarth,David Howarth,Georgios Varouxakis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340741870

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1515

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Contemporary France is a handbook covering most of the major features of French politics and society. The book is up-to-date, exploring the latest political and social developments and trends while at the same time placing them in a deeper historical, intellectual, cultural and social context that makes for insightful analysis.
Release

Contemporary France

An Introduction to French Politics and Society

Author: David Howarth,Georgios Varouxakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444118870

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 9446

DOWNLOAD NOW »

At least since the French Revolution, France has the peculair distinction of simultaneously fascinating, charming and exasperating its neighbours and foreign observers. Contemporary France provides an essential introduction for students of French politics and society, exploring contemporary developments while placing them in a deeper historical, intellectual, cultural and social context that makes for insightful analysis. Thus, chapters on France's economic policy and welfare state, its foreign and European policies and its political movements and recent institutional developments are informed by an analysis of the country's unique political and institutional traditions, distinct forms of nationalism and citizenship, dynamic intellectual life and recent social trends. Summaries of key political, economic and social movements and events are displayed as exhibits.
Release

The French Empire Between the Wars

Imperialism, Politics and Society

Author: Martin Thomas

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065187

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 6554

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The French empire between the wars is the first study of the French colonial empire at its height in the twenty years following the First World War. Based on extensive archival research, it addresses current debates about French methods of rule and their impact on colonial peoples, the origins of decolonisation, and the role of popular imperialism in French society and culture. By considering the distinctiveness of the inter-war years as a discrete period of colonial change, this book addresses several larger issues, such as tracing the origins of decolonisation in the rise of colonial nationalism, and a re-assessment of the impact of inter-war colonial rebellions in Africa, Syria and Indochina. The book also connects French theories of colonial governance to the lived experience of colonial rule in a period scarred by war and economic dislocation. The author analyses colonial decision-making in Paris and the renewed threat of global war, as well as colonial economic conditions and forms of discrimination in the empire to illustrate the process of French imperial decline.
Release

Catholicism, Politics and Society in Twentieth-century France

Author: Kay Chadwick

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853239741

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 2928

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Catholicism, once the protean monster, still functions as a complex component of French identity. No consideration of modern France would be complete without reference to the enduring impact and influence of Catholicism on the life of the nation. This volume sets out to capture some of the variety and significance of the Catholic phenomenon in twentieth-century secular France, and to express something of its extraordinary vitality and interest. Each contribution focuses on a specific theme or period crucial to an understanding of the role played by French Catholics and their Church. Collectively, these studies reveal that Catholics were involved in almost every event of consequence and voiced an opinion on almost every issue. Equally, the volume offers a collage of insights which reflects the fragmentation of Catholic activity and attitudes as the century progressed. Being Catholic in modern France no longer means the espousal of a particular political or social agenda. Nor does it necessarily mean regular and traditional religious observance, or even strict adherence to the dictates of the Church. Modern French Catholicism truly has many mansions.
Release

France Since 1870

Culture, Politics and Society

Author: Charles Sowerwine

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333658369

Category: History

Page: 505

View: 6738

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This fascinating, authoritative history describes the great political, economic, cultural, and social events that have defined the period, from the convulsive establishment of a French republic to the apotheosis of French national culture in World War I, from the acrimonious failure of the 1930s and the Occupation to France's resurgence as a central focus of postwar Europe. The book ends with President Mitterand's retirement, an epochal event that marked the severing of France's last link with the Vichy government and the Fourth Republic.
Release

Language, Politics, and Society

The New Languages Department : Festschrift in Honour of Professor D.E. Ager

Author: Sue Wright,Linda Hantrais,Jolyon Howorth

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 8843

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The thirteen essays in this volume are dedicated to Professor Dennis Ager on his retirement. Their range is eloquent testimony to the catholicity and openness of Professor Ager's approach to what was originally called "Area Studies". They celebrate the diversity over which he presided as head of the French department and head of the faculty of Modern Language's at Aston University in the period 1971-1998.
Release