France Votes The Election Of Fran Ois Hollande

Author: I. Wall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113735691X
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France Votes The Election Of Fran Ois Hollande from the Author: I. Wall. France Votes examines the Socialist victory in the French elections of 2012 from the standpoint of the nation's membership in the EU and a related growing internal political crisis of democracy.

How France Votes

Author: Michael S. Lewis-Beck
Publisher: CQ Press
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How France Votes from the Author: Michael S. Lewis-Beck. A collection of original essays by French and American experts who discuss campaign issues, party strategies, constitutional rules and institutions, and the enduring sociology of the French electorate -- all in the context of the 1995 presidential election and the 1997 legislative election.

La France

Author: Claude Rivière
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La France from the Author: Claude Rivière.

The Extreme Right In France

Author: James Shields
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134861117
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The Extreme Right In France from the Author: James Shields. A comprehensive new historical study of the extreme right in France, from the Vichy regime to the present day. The Front National has for some years been France's third political party and the most significant extreme-right force in Europe; its leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, contested the second round of the 2002 presidential election with 5.5 million votes. This wide-ranging and authoritative book examines the resurgence of right-wing extremism in France from a historical perspective, tracing the political lineage of Le Pen and the FN through key figures and movements on the French extreme right since 1940. Part 1 devotes chapters to the Vichy regime, the aftermath of the Occupation, the Poujadist movement, the Algerian War, the ‘Nouvelle Droite’, and extreme-right ideology and activism in the 1960s and 1970s. Part 2 analyzes the electoral rise of the FN, its evolving programme and exploitation of salient issues, the geography and sociology of its electorate, its exercise of local power, and its impact on national political culture in contemporary France. The FN, it is argued, represents both the latest manifestation of a long tradition of right-wing radicalism and a complex new phenomenon within the changing social and political dynamics of France today. This is an essential book for all readers with an interest in French and European politics and modern history.

A Line In The Sand

Author: James Barr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849839034
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A Line In The Sand from the Author: James Barr. In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of that stark line would go to France; land south of it, to Britain. The creation of Britain's 'mandates' of Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq, and France's in Lebanon and Syria, made the two powers uneasy neighbours for the following thirty years. Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line in the Sand vividly tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East. It explains exactly how the old antagonism between these two powers inflamed the more familiar modern rivalry between the Arabs and the Jews, and ultimately led to war between the British and French in 1941 and between the Arabs and Jews in 1948. In 1946, after many years of intrigue and espionage, Britain succeeded in ousting France from Lebanon and Syria, and hoped that, having done so, it would be able to cling on to Palestine. Using newly declassified papers from the British and French archives, James Barr brings this clandestine struggle back to life, and reveals, for the first time, the stunning way in which the French finally got their revenge.