Accessible, up-to-date and comprehensive, this is an essential introduction to the French political system. Featuring detailed analysis of the most important debates and controversies concerning French politics today, the expert authors conclude that study of this subject is being transformed in response to a changing global, European and domestic environment. Includes coverage of:
* the relationship between president and prime minister
* voting behaviour
* European integration
* the changing parameters of state intervention.
Robert Elgie is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Nottingham. He has published widely in the field of French, European and comparative politics. His previous publications include The Role of the Prime Minister in France and Semi-Presidentialism in Europe.
Steven Griggs is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Staffordshire University. He has published widely in journals including West European Politics, Parliamentary Affairs and Modern and Contemporary France.