France in the Hollande Presidency: The Unhappy Republic

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Springer, 2015 M05 9 - 203 pages
An analysis of the first half of François Hollande's five-year presidential term that examines the strengths and weaknesses of presidential politics following the Left's return to power in 2012 and puts forward an interpretation of the underlying nature of contemporary French politics, and the French Fifth Republic.

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John Gaffney is Professor of Politics at Aston University, Birmingham, UK

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