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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Contemporary France

ISBN 9780333792438
Publication Date March 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Contemporary States and Societies

An accessible interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary France providing coverage of culture, society, economy, and politics set in a historical and global context. A central theme is the relationship between popular images of France and the often contradictory realities of French society as it faces up to the challenges of the 21st century.

HELEN DRAKE is Senior Lecturer in French and European Studies at Loughborough University, UK.

Introduction
History and Legacies
France and the French
Politics and Political Culture
Government, Policy-Making and the Republican State
A Social French Republic
Culture and Identity
Economy and Business
France in the World
Conclusions

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