The French Fifth Republic at Fifty: Beyond Stereotypes

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

EditorSylvain Brouard

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Addresses essential questions about the determinants and dynamics of the French political system and of its institutions, dispelling the stereotypical view of it as an exceptional model of politics.

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Addresses essential questions about the determinants and dynamics of the French political system and of its institutions, dispelling the stereotypical view of it as an exceptional model of politics.

SYLVAIN BROUARD is Senior Research Fellow FNSP at SPIRIT, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France, having worked previously at the Center of Political Research of Sciences-Po (CEVIPOF). His research focuses on lawmaking in Western democracies and on minority politics. He published a breakthrough book on French citizens from Africa and Turkey in ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.65 × 5.64 × 1.01 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

France the Unexceptional--A.Appleton
PART I: DECISION-MAKING INSTITUTIONS
Studying the Presidency under the Fifth Republic: Past Approaches and Future Perspectives--R.Elgie
Governments under the Fifth Republic: The Changing Instruments/Weapons of Executive Control--E.Grossman
Gone with the Wind? The National Assembly under the Fifth Republic--E.Kerrouche
The French Party System: Fifty Years of Change--N.Sauger
The Constitutional Council: The Rising Regulator of French Politics--S.Brouard
Defence and Armed Forces: The End of the Nuclear Monarchy?--B.Irondelle
France, Europe and the World: Foreign Policy and the Political Regime of The Fifth Republic--R.Balme
PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND STATE-SOCIETY RELATIONS
Economic Interventionism in the Fifth Republic--B.Clift
Patterns of Public Budgeting in the French Fifth Republic: From Hierarchical Control To Multi-Level Governance--F.Baumgartner, A.Franois&--M.Foucault
Rethinking Social Protection in the Fifth Republic: Buttressed Liberalization in an Age of Austerity--M.Vail
Local/Regional Governments and Centre-Periphery Relations in the Fifth Republic--P.le Gals&--G.Pinson
The Demise of Statism? Associations and the Transformation of Interest Intermediation in France--C.Woll
PART III: THE REPUBLICAN UNIVERSAL MODEL AS INSTITUTION
Republican Universalism Faces the Feminist Challenge: The Continuing Struggle for Gender Equality--E.Lpinard&--A.Mazur
Race, Racism and Anti-Discrimination in France--A.C.d'Appolina