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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Developments in French Politics 4

ISBN 9781137114839
Publication Date August 2008
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This provides a systematic assessment of French Politics under Chirac and of the new political era opened up by the election of Nicolas Sarkozy. It focuses on the breakdown of the traditional statist, integrationist and republican model and the capacity of the French Political system to reform itself to meet the needs of the 21st Century.

ALISTAIR COLE is Professor of European Politics, Cardiff University, UK.

PATRICK LE GALÈS is Research Professor in Politics and Sociology at the Centre for Political Research (CEVIPOF) Sciences Po and the National Centre of Scientific Research, Paris, France.

JONAH LEVY is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

From Chirac to Sarkozy: A New France?; J.D.Levy, A.Cole & P.le Galès
The 2007 Elections and Beyond; B.Cautrès with A.Cole
Political Parties and the Party System; A.Knapp & F.Sawicki
Attitudes towards Europe in France; N.Sauger
Social Movements and Protest Politics; M.Ancelovici
Gender and Multiculturalism; E.Lepinard
The Return to a Strong Presidency; J.D.Levy & C.Skach
Parliament and Political Representation; B.François
Checks, Balances and the New Rules of the Political Game; Y.Surel
Reform of the State: the Top Civil Service in the Age of New Public Management; P.Bezès
Economic Policy; B.Clift
Between State and Market: Crisis and Transformation in French Industrial Relations; C.Howell
Welfare Policies and Politics; P.Hassenteufal
France and the World, from Chirac to Sarkozy; S.Meunier
France and the European Union under the Chirac Presidency; H.Kassim


... as one would expect from the Development series as a whole, this new edition dealing with France provides students, teachers and - dare one say it, foreign specialists in French politics - with an up-to-date and stimulating review of France and its politics for the new decade. Strongly recommended.' - Mike Goldsmith, Emeritus Professor, University of Salford, Public Administration vol.88
'Developments in French Politics is clearly written, accessible and never soporific. It addresses with clarity the main challenges faced by French politics in the decade preceding 2008, as well as how such challenges have been addressed.' -Political Studies Review
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