The Fifth Republic at Twenty

The Fifth Republic at Twenty

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The first twenty years of the Fifth Republic encompass four presidential elections, alternating political control of the National Assembly, and years of rapid economic growth and contraction. Thus a variety of events now allow an evaluation of the efficacy of the Fifth Republic. The chapters of this book examine: the governmental framework and various political groups that have vied for control of it; industrial development and modernization; education and culture; and foreign policy. Containing both favorable and critical assessments, the book provides a comprehensive balance sheet on the Fifth Republic and the influence of Charles de Gaulle. Its 25 essays were written by such well-known scholars as Crozier, Gagnon, GourAcvitch, Ross, Suleiman, and others, as well as some of the younger generation of French specialists, with concluding synthesis by Stanley Hoffmann. The book features an essay of historical importance on the Constitution of the Fifth Republic by the Constitutiona€™s own a€œfather, a€ the former Prime Minister of France, Michel DebrAc. Looking into the areas of government, politics, economy, society, culture, and foreign policy, this volume gives the reader an understanding of the considerable impact of Charles de Gaullea€™s administration on contemporary France.Thus, the average annual rate of growth of world demand for the manufactured goods exported by France (12.2 percent) ... the export/import ratio in France increased from .95 to 1.23 for mechanical engineering products, from 1.01 to 1.18 foranbsp;...

Title:The Fifth Republic at Twenty
Author:William G. Andrews, Stanley Hoffmann
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1980-06-30


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