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The Government of France

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ISBN 9781032489131
April 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
242 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1968, The Government of France is a guide for students of politics to learn about the eventful history of French democracy and the often startling role of France on the international scene. In conveying information, the authors never fail to relate the structure to the social and economic background, and their commentary is enlivened by amusing asides. By the time he has reached the end of the book the reader will not only have much information on France, but he will also understand how the machinery of government has evolve and in what direction it is likely to move in the future.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword Preface 1. The French Republican Tradition 2. The Background of the Social Order 3. The Constitution 4. The Executive 5. The Legislature 6. Political Parties 7. The Administration, the Judiciary, and Local Government 8. Governments, Groups and Social and Economic Policy 9. From Union to Community and Beyond 10. Foreign Policy 11. Problems of the Future Appendix Suggestions for Further Reading Index

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