This book explores the strengths and weaknesses of the French Socialist party—its history, ideology, organization, and constituency—as well as the reasons the party has remained a viable force in the French political system for over seventy years.
Introduction Part 1: Party Background 1. Historical Background 2. The Ideology of Democratic Socialism 3. Party Organization Part 2: The SFIO in and out of Government 4. The SFIO and Domestic Issues in the Fourth Republic 5. The SFIO and International Policies in the Fourth Republic 6. The SFIO and the New Republic Part 3: Toward Revitalization 7. In Quest of Realignment and Redefinition 8. The New Socialist Party: Its Problems and Prospects 9. Comparisons and Perspectives