French Politics and Society


Author: Alistair Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873327

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 5122

Assuming no previous knowledge and concentrating on the post-1981 era, this book introduces the fundamentals of French government and society. Covering a broad spectrum of topics, French Politics and Society 2nd Edition follows a logical structure and framework for analysis, providing an excellent description of French institutions, access to background information and discussions of historical developments, political forces, public policy, and the evolution of important aspects of French society.

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: 7683

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.

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: 6001

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.

Contemporary France

Politics and Society since 1945


Author: D. L. Hanley,A. P. Kerr,Miss A P Kerr,N. H. Waites

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203989716

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6403

Sets the working of the French political system in its historical, social and economic context.

Catholicism, Politics and Society in Twentieth-century France


Author: Kay Chadwick

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853239840

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 6544

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.

Contemporary France

Politics and Society Since 1945


Author: David L. Hanley,A. P. Kerr,Neville H. Waites

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books


Category: France

Page: 372

View: 7771

Frankrigs historie. Fjerde og Femte Republik. Beskrivelse af Frankrig med hovedvægten lagt på en beskrivelse af det politiske system, udenrigs- og sikkerhedspolitik herunder forsvarspolitik, uddannelsespolitik og økonomisk politik.

The French Empire Between the Wars

Imperialism, Politics and Society


Author: Martin Thomas

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065187

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 8926

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.

France Since 1870

Culture, Politics and Society


Author: Charles Sowerwine

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333658369

Category: History

Page: 505

View: 2389

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.

France, 1870-1914

politics and society


Author: Robert David Anderson

Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul


Category: History

Page: 215

View: 422

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: 9320

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.




Author: Michel Houellebecq

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832188371

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1258

Es ist vielleicht der umstrittenste Roman des letzten Jahres: ›Unterwerfung‹ handelt vom Zusammenprall der Kulturen und stellt Fragen zum Verhältnis von Orient und Okzident, von Judentum, Islam und Christentum – Fragen, die heute so relevant sind wie nie. Goncourt-Preisträger Michel Houellebecq präsentiert sich als furchtloser Gesellschaftsdenker, der die bestimmenden Spannungsverhältnisse unserer Epoche mit großer Ernsthaftigkeit – und zugleich mit virtuoser Ironie – ausdeutet. Er erzählt in ›Unterwerfung‹ die Geschichte des Literaturwissenschaftlers François. Der Akademiker forscht im Frankreich einer sehr nahen Zukunft zu dem dekadenten Schriftsteller Huysmans, der ihn sein Leben lang fasziniert. Zugleich verfolgt er die Ereignisse um die anstehende Präsidentschaftswahl: Während es dem charismatischen Kandidaten der Bruderschaft der Muslime gelingt, immer mehr Stimmen auf sich zu vereinigen, kommt es in der Hauptstadt zu tumultartigen Ausschreitungen. Als schließlich ein Bürgerkrieg unabwendbar scheint, verlässt François Paris ohne ein bestimmtes Ziel. Es ist der Beginn einer Reise in sein Inneres.

The military in politics and society in France and Germany in the twentieth century


Author: Klaus Jürgen Müller

Publisher: Berg Publishers


Category: History

Page: 176

View: 4346

This book presents the views of a number of distinguished German military historians on the problems of civil-military relations in Germany and France in the period from the Franco-Prussian War to the French occupation of Germany after 1945. It compares the origins, recruitment and political attitudes of the respective countries' officer corps and considers the impact of defeat on both of them - in the French case after 1940, and in the German case after 1918. The authors discuss the role of the French and German navies in politics and the impact of the military on foreign policy in both nations during the period between the two world wars.

French Relations with the European Union


Author: Helen Drake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134403658

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 3620

This scholarly work examines how key actors within French politics and society have related to the challenges and opportunities posed by the European Union, and how these relations have driven or hindered change in France. The collection invites the reader to explore below the surface image of a France troubled by its relations with the EU in the post-Cold War era, and see the dynamics of change in empirical detail. Each chapter offers insights into specific aspects of the France-EU relationship, including: the characteristics of Euroscepticism à la française amongst the electorate and political parties the dynamics of change in the political, media and legal establishments in their dealings with the EU the priorities for labour, business and la vie associative in their relations with French decision-makers regarding the EU.

Ancien regime in turmoil?

commerce, politics, and society in France, c. 1682-1793 : the Gazette manuscrite, 1775-1793, and related sources from the John Rylands University Library of Manchester


Author: John Rylands University Library of Manchester

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: 67

View: 6183

"Microfilm collection of original manuscript sources from the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, England. Seven of the nine reels reproduce the 'Gazette Manuscrite', a manuscript newsletter sent weekly from Paris to Rennes, 1775-1793. Also includes manuscripts from the Comite Revolutionnaire as well as miscellaneous literary collections. Topics include trade and commerce, French provincial life and society (especially Brittany), mercantilism, and revolutionary events. Literary documents include epitaphs, verse, satire, and letters. Primary towns include Paris, Brest, Lorient, Nantes, Lesneven, Paimboeuf, Bayonne, and St. Malo"--The Library of Congress Guide to the Microform Collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, online version.