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Contemporary France : Essays and Texts on Politics, Economics and Society

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In one stimulating source this successful text provides a rigorous analysis of the political, economic and social developments in post-war France. The analysis is supported by specially selected French language texts and exercises. This text is suitable for undergraduate students of French (especially within a languages, social science, or business course) and for courses in French Studies and European Studies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 23.88mm | 703g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 113883582X
  • 9781138835825

Table of contents

List of figures and tables.List of texts. List of abbreviations.Acknowledgements.Preface to the first edition.Preface to the second edition.Introduction.Part I Politics in France.Introduction; 1945 - 81: Instability, conflict and revolt; The left: swords into social democracy; The right: from standard bearer of the Republic to ordinary political actor; Foreign relations and defence: from colonial imbroglio to quasi-consensus; Conclusion: the death of conflict - a much exaggerated rumour?; Notes; Suggestions for further reading; Texts and exercises. Part II The French Economy.Introduction; Growth and crisis in the production system; The labour force and the unemployment crisis; Regional revolutions: the geographical distribution of the French economy; International competition: Opening the economy to the rest of the world; Distributing incomes; The changing role of the state and public sector; Conclusion: problems and expectations for the new century; Notes; Suggestions for further reading; Texts and exercises. Part III Contemporary French Society.Introduction; From country to city; Social structure of post-war France; Population, family and social policy; Work, leisure and life-styles; Social institutions: the army, the church, the mass media and the education system; Convergences and differences in French society; Conclusion; Notes; Suggestions for further reading; Texts and exercises. Chronology. Index.show more