Political Traditions in Modern France

Paperback | April 30, 1999

bySudhir Hazareesingh

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This book provides an integrated account of French political experience, explaining three key features: the role of political ideas, the nature of political movements, and the significance of history in creating and sustaining divisions among political groups. It has chapters on the roles ofintellectuals, the ideologies of republicanism, clericalism, and nationalism, and the functions of the state. The last four chapters examine the political traditions of liberalism, socialism, Gaullism, and Communism.

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Offers an introduction to the modern French political systems which differs from the narratives of conventional textbooks. It is an engaging account of the forces which have shaped political argument and practice in France since 1789. Its primary focus is the relationship between ideologies and political argument and practice in France...

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This book provides an integrated account of French political experience, explaining three key features: the role of political ideas, the nature of political movements, and the significance of history in creating and sustaining divisions among political groups. It has chapters on the roles ofintellectuals, the ideologies of republicanis...

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Offers an introduction to the modern French political systems which differs from the narratives of conventional textbooks. It is an engaging account of the forces which have shaped political argument and practice in France since 1789. Its primary focus is the relationship between ideologies and political argument and practice in France...

Sudhir Hazareesingh is at Balliol College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198780753

ISBN - 13:9780198780755

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Offers an introduction to the modern French political systems which differs from the narratives of conventional textbooks. It is an engaging account of the forces which have shaped political argument and practice in France since 1789. Its primary focus is the relationship between ideologies and political argument and practice in France since 1789.

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`This is a really interesting and rather different text on French politics.'Paul Webb, Brunel University