The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic

David S. Bell (Editor), John Gaffney (Editor)

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Abstract

This volume brings together French and British scholars of France to analyse one of French politics' most intellectually compelling phenomena, the presidency of the republic. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of that leadership as well as the way that executive power has been established in the Fifth Republic; how presidential power and the subsequent full scale development of 'personality politics' developed within an essentially party-driven, democratic and, most importantly, republican system. Hence the authors in this volume examine the phenomenon of a strong presidency in the French republican framework. The individual chapters focus on the presidency and upon the individual presidents and the way in which they have addressed their own relation to the presidencies they presided over on top of a range of other factors informing their terms of office. A conclusion sums up and appraises the contemporary role of the French presidency within the party system and the republic. The project has generated a great deal of interest in the French political studies community.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon (UK)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages219
ISBN (Print)978-0-230-28522-4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2013

Publication series

NameFrench Politics, Society and Culture
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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    Charles de Gaulle: the Real Gaullist Settlement

    Gaffney, J. (ed.), 28 Jan 2013, The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic. Bell, D. S. & Gaffney, J. (eds.). London (UK): Palgrave Macmillan, p. 79-97 19 p. (French Politics, Society and Culture).

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    Conclusion : the study of political leadership in France

    Bell, D. S. (ed.) & Gaffney, J. (ed.), 28 Jan 2013, The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic. Bell, D. S. & Gaffney, J. (eds.). London (UK): Palgrave Macmillan, p. 196-205 10 p. (French Politics, Society and Culture).

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    Introduction : the Presidency in the French Fifth Republic

    Bell, D. S. (ed.) & Gaffney, J. (ed.), 28 Jan 2013, The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic. Bell, D. S. & Gaffney, J. (eds.). London (UK): Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-26 26 p. (French Politics, Society and Culture).

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    Bell, D. S., & Gaffney, J. (Eds.) (2013). The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic. (French Politics, Society and Culture). Palgrave Macmillan.