The End of the French Exception?: Decline and Revival of the 'French Model'

Hardcover | July 15, 2010

EditorTony Chafer, Emmanuel Godin

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Analyzes the notion of the French exception and the ways in which it has informed both academic analysis and political commentary on France today. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach it examines the resilience of the notion of French exceptionalism and evaluates its relevance in a changing domestic and global context.

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Analyzes the notion of the French exception and the ways in which it has informed both academic analysis and political commentary on France today. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach it examines the resilience of the notion of French exceptionalism and evaluates its relevance in a changing domestic and global context.

TONY CHAFER is Professor of Contemporary French Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is a founder member of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and has published widely on contemporary France and Franco-African relations in the late colonial and post-colonial era.EMMANUEL GODIN is Principal ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:July 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction--T.Chafer &--E.Godin
SECTION I: THE FRENCH STATE
The French Exception: Rise and Fall of a Saint-Simonian Discourse--S.Collard
Reviving the French Exception? Sarkozy, Authoritarian Populism and the Bonapartist Tradition--N.Hewlett
Social Policy and the French 'Exceptional' Social Model--S.Milner
'L'exception Culturelle'--H.Dauncey
SECTION II: CONFLICTS AND POLARIZATION
The French Extreme Left and the Persistence of a Revolutionary Myth--D.Bell
French Euroscepticism and the Construction of National Exceptionalism--R.Harmsen
SECTION III: CITIZENSHIP AND THE REPUBLICAN MODEL
French Immigration Policy in Comparative Perspective--M.A.Schain
France, Islam and LaIcit: Colonial Exceptions, Contemporary Reinventions and European Convergence--N.Vince
From Private Lives to Intimate Revelations: Politicians and the Media in Contemporary France--R.Kuhn
SECTION IV: FRANCE AS A UNIVERSAL MODEL
France in Europe, Europe in France: The Politics of Exceptionalism and their Limits--H.Drake
Back to the Future? Franco-African Relations in the Shadow of France's Colonial Past--M.Majumdar &--T.Chafer
SECTION V: THE FRENCH EXCEPTION SEEN FROM ABROAD
A View from the South: France in African Eyes: Universalism and Francophonie Reassessed--A.Gueye
SECTION VI: CONCLUSION: FRENCH EXCEPTIONALISM RECONSIDERED
French Exceptionalism and the Sarkozy Presidency--T.Chafer &--E.Godin