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 analyzes the French elections of 2012 in the context of a France and Europe in crisis. With regard to the economy, Irwin Wall describes the ways in which the country's adherence to the common currency in the Eurozone has stripped France of its freedom of manouver. France Votes shows how a European-wide economic crisis was reflected in political crisis at home and the rise of new political extremism combined with mass disaffection from politics altogether. The result of all of this, posits Wall, is that France has become a no-choice democracy.

France After 2012

Author: Gabriel Goodliffe
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782385495
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France After 2012 from the Author: Gabriel Goodliffe. In May 2012, French voters rejected the liberalizing policies of Nicolas Sarkozy and elected his opponent, the Socialist François Hollande, president. In June 2012, the incumbent president's center-right UMP party was swept out of government in the ensuing parliamentary elections, giving way to a new center-left majority in the National Assembly. This book analyzes the contexts and results of the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections in France. It assesses the legacies of the Sarkozy presidency that informed the 2012 electoral campaigns, scrutinizing his domestic social and economic policies on the one hand and European and foreign policies on the other. In turn, the elections' outcomes are also analyzed from the standpoint of various political parties and other institutional interests in France, and the results are situated within the broader run of French political history. Finally, the book examines the principal challenges facing the Hollande administration and new government of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, and assesses how effectively these have been met during their first year in office.

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.

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.

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.

Does France Still Count

Author: Steven Philip Kramer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275950606
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Does France Still Count from the Author: Steven Philip Kramer. France's political leaders have been deeply committed both to maintaining France's independence and to asserting its leadership role in Europe. The end of the Cold War, the demise of the Europe of Yalta, as well as the unification of Germany, have forced France to rethink its European and international strategies. The purpose of this study is to analyse France's effort to redefine its role in the post-Cold War era and in an integrated Europe, and what that redefined role might mean to France, to Europe and to the United States. In examining France's international role after the Cold War, Steven Philip Kramer seeks to answer the question, does France still count?

The Government And Politics Of France

Author: Andrew Knapp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134247907
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The Government And Politics Of France from the Author: Andrew Knapp. The Government and Politics of France has been the leading textbook on French politics for over a generation, and continues to provide students with a comprehensive and incisive introduction to the intricacies of French politics and government. This edition updates every chapter, with the addition of a new chapter on France and Europe. Recent events necessitate a new edition, particularly the 2002 elections and the growing interpenetration of France and the EU in student programmes, as well as in the real world. Whether covering the shifting balance within France's two-headed executive, the paradoxes of the French party politics, the power and fragmentation of France's administration, the growing assertiveness of French local government, or the newly visible world of the judiciary, The Government and Politics of France has always sought to confront established paradigms with the complex and untidy reality of French politics at the grass roots.

France Since The 1970s

Author: Emile Chabal
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472507444
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France Since The 1970s from the Author: Emile Chabal. Until the mid-20th century, France saw itself as a great power with universalist aspirations and global ambitions. But the Second World War and decolonisation irrevocably changed France's place in the world. Despite attempts to restore the country's 'grandeur' in the 1960s, the French have been forced to reconcile themselves to their modest place at the heart of a changing Europe. What impact has this had on political life? How have the French reimagined the revolutionary, republican and reactionary ideologies that have been so crucial to their history? How has the arrival of hundreds of thousands of postcolonial migrants transformed politics? These are just some of the questions at the heart of France since the 1970s. With contributions from leading specialists on topics as varied as the legacy of empire and neo-liberalism, it explores how the French have dealt with the pervasive sense of uncertainty that has become a defining feature of contemporary European politics.

Bourgeois Politics In France 1945 1951

Author: Richard Vinen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521522762
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Bourgeois Politics In France 1945 1951 from the Author: Richard Vinen. This 1995 book is a pioneering study of the defence of French bourgeois interests and the nature of French conservatism. Vinen presents French conservatism as a more subtle and dynamic force than has been previously appreciated, and outlines the new kinds of political synthesis inspired by Vichy, occupation and the purges.