France in the Hollande Presidency: The Unhappy Republic

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Springer, May 9, 2015 - 203 pages
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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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Contents

Acknowledgements
The new President
Pathdependence and the evolution of the Fifth Republic
The First Year The Normal President and Time
Changing the tempo scrambling the signifiers
Closergate
Character and Performance in French Presidentialism
Mitterrand and French socialism
The international and the domestic in Hollandes presidency
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John Gaffney is Professor of Politics at Aston University, Birmingham, UK

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