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French Polity, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By William Safran

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 9, 2008

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Focusing on the interplay between individual and institutions, The French Polity is the most current and comprehensive text for introducing students to the changing and enduring characteristics of the French political scene.


This text combines historical perspective and contextual information on French society to clearly explain the evolution and health of this country’s political institutions, process, and culture. Throughout, William Safran, a leading area studies expert, goes beyond description to offer original analyses of French politics.

"William Safran is one of the leading scholars of modern and contemporary Europe, and THE FRENCH POLITY is a proven success, the best and most comprehensive introduction to French politics available."—James Hollifield, Southern Methodist University


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. France: The Historical and Constitutional Background
Chapter 2. The Economic and Social Context
Chapter 3. Political Attitudes
Chapter 4. Political Parties and Elections
Chapter 5. Interest Groups
Chapter 6. Instruments and Patterns of Decision Making: The Executive.
Chapter 7. Instruments and Patterns of Decision Making: The Parliament.
Chapter 8. The Administrative System.
Chapter 9. Law, Justice, and Civil Liberties.
Chapter 10. Political Changes and Public Policies.

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$43.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-65184-9