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Contemporary France : an introduction to French politics and society, David Howarth, Georgios Varouxakis

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Contemporary France : an introduction to French politics and society
Title
Contemporary France
Title remainder
an introduction to French politics and society
Statement of responsibility
David Howarth, Georgios Varouxakis
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At least since the French Revolution, France has the peculair distinction of simultaneously fascinating, charming and exasperating its neighbours and foreign observers. Contemporary France provides an essential introduction for students of French politics and society, exploring contemporary developments while placing them in a deeper historical, intellectual, cultural and social context that makes for insightful analysis. Thus, chapters on France's economic policy and welfare state, its foreign and European policies and its political movements and recent institutional developments are informed
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1967-
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Howarth, David J.
Dewey number
944.081
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC412
LC item number
.H69 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
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Varouxakis, Georgios
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  • France
  • France
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • France
  • Gesellschaft
  • Politik
  • Frankreich
  • Politieke situatie
  • Politieke stelsels
  • Sociale geografie
  • Regions & Countries - Europe
  • France
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Contemporary France : an introduction to French politics and society, David Howarth, Georgios Varouxakis
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-226) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Map of the regions of (metropolitan) France; Preface; List of abbreviations; Chapter 1 Continuity and change: the ever-lasting past; The French and their past; French republicanism; Socialism; Communism; Gaullism; Liberalism; Chapter 2 French society today; Versions of malaise: from la fracture sociale to l'insécurité; From planning and the trente glorieuses to the state's impotence; A society in prolonged crisis?; Changing patterns of employment and unemployment, and the new kinds of poverty
  • Foreigners, immigrants and scapegoatsGeographical disparities in crime and insecurity; Elitism, grandes écoles, énarchie and the Paris-provinces divide; Women, gender equality and feminism; Changing family patterns and sexual mores; AIDS in France; Sports, politics and national identity; Chapter 3 The surprisingly stable Fifth Republic; De Gaulle, the founder; The political conditions of stability; The dual (bicephalous) political executive; The three periods of cohabitation; The weak parliament; Reforming the 'all-powerful' administration?; The énarques: the French elite
  • Local government: the state of decentralisation 20 years onThe new importance of French regions; Corsica: a new special status for the Île de Beauté; The DOM-TOMs: les confettis de l'empire; The Fifth Estate in France: the French media; Conclusion; Chapter 4 Political forces and representation; Political parties; The 2002 presidential and legislative elections; Jacques Chirac: a controversial political survivor; Organised interests; New social movements; Another May '68?; Representation issues: fewer white males please ...; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Citizenship, nationalism and national identity
  • The complexities of French nationalism: nationalisme ouvert and nationalisme fermé?'Republican nationalism'; 'Nationalism of the right'; The Union sacrée and the merger of the two nationalisms; Révolution nationale, resistance and de Gaulle's nationalism; Citizenship, nationality and multiculturalism; Immigration; 'Integration' of immigrants; Chapter 6 Intellectual life; The emergence and roles of the intellectuels; 1945-68: the intellectuel engagé and the compagnon de route; The dominance of Marxism, existentialo-Marxism and Sovietophilia; The new fad: tiersmondisme; Dissenting voices
  • New challenges: Foucault and the 'specific intellectual'Bourdieu: l'intellectuel dominant?; Les années Débat and the declaration of war on Sartre's conception of the intellectual; Médiocratie and the intellectuel médiatique; The institutional and geographical framework of intellectual life: revues, écoles, publishing and the Parisian Rive Gauche; Chapter 7 Education, youth and popular culture; The French education system; Catholic schools: the lingering private/public divide; Universities; Grandes écoles: la crème de la crème; What are the social attitudes of French youth today?
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650080636
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1 online resource (xv, 240 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780340741870
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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map
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650080636
Label
Contemporary France : an introduction to French politics and society, David Howarth, Georgios Varouxakis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Map of the regions of (metropolitan) France; Preface; List of abbreviations; Chapter 1 Continuity and change: the ever-lasting past; The French and their past; French republicanism; Socialism; Communism; Gaullism; Liberalism; Chapter 2 French society today; Versions of malaise: from la fracture sociale to l'insécurité; From planning and the trente glorieuses to the state's impotence; A society in prolonged crisis?; Changing patterns of employment and unemployment, and the new kinds of poverty
  • Foreigners, immigrants and scapegoatsGeographical disparities in crime and insecurity; Elitism, grandes écoles, énarchie and the Paris-provinces divide; Women, gender equality and feminism; Changing family patterns and sexual mores; AIDS in France; Sports, politics and national identity; Chapter 3 The surprisingly stable Fifth Republic; De Gaulle, the founder; The political conditions of stability; The dual (bicephalous) political executive; The three periods of cohabitation; The weak parliament; Reforming the 'all-powerful' administration?; The énarques: the French elite
  • Local government: the state of decentralisation 20 years onThe new importance of French regions; Corsica: a new special status for the Île de Beauté; The DOM-TOMs: les confettis de l'empire; The Fifth Estate in France: the French media; Conclusion; Chapter 4 Political forces and representation; Political parties; The 2002 presidential and legislative elections; Jacques Chirac: a controversial political survivor; Organised interests; New social movements; Another May '68?; Representation issues: fewer white males please ...; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Citizenship, nationalism and national identity
  • The complexities of French nationalism: nationalisme ouvert and nationalisme fermé?'Republican nationalism'; 'Nationalism of the right'; The Union sacrée and the merger of the two nationalisms; Révolution nationale, resistance and de Gaulle's nationalism; Citizenship, nationality and multiculturalism; Immigration; 'Integration' of immigrants; Chapter 6 Intellectual life; The emergence and roles of the intellectuels; 1945-68: the intellectuel engagé and the compagnon de route; The dominance of Marxism, existentialo-Marxism and Sovietophilia; The new fad: tiersmondisme; Dissenting voices
  • New challenges: Foucault and the 'specific intellectual'Bourdieu: l'intellectuel dominant?; Les années Débat and the declaration of war on Sartre's conception of the intellectual; Médiocratie and the intellectuel médiatique; The institutional and geographical framework of intellectual life: revues, écoles, publishing and the Parisian Rive Gauche; Chapter 7 Education, youth and popular culture; The French education system; Catholic schools: the lingering private/public divide; Universities; Grandes écoles: la crème de la crème; What are the social attitudes of French youth today?
Control code
650080636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780340741870
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650080636

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