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Francois Mitterrand : A Study in Political Leadership - Alistair Cole

Francois Mitterrand

A Study in Political Leadership

Hardcover Published: 17th March 1994
ISBN: 9780415071598
Number Of Pages: 228
For Ages: 18 years old

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"Francois Mitterrand" provides the most comprehensive and innovative study in English of one of France's most famous twentieth century politicians. As the first political biography of Mitterrand, it views him as a reflection and a focus for understanding political life in France. Alistair Cole examines Mitterrand's achievements in the context of the structural and environmental aspects of the French political system to explore the interaction between Mitterrand's personal political development and the systematic constraints he faces.
This fascinating biography begins with a chronological overview of Mitterrand's career and moves on to develop a policy-based assessment of his presidency from 1981-1993. Alistair Cole places Mitterrand's leadership in a comparative perspective and evaluates his policies in a variety of contexts--including his role as party leader, president, dispenser of world patronage, European statesman, and world leader. Authoritative, detailed, and highly readable, this biography offers an understanding of the evolution of French post-war politics and of Mitterrand as an individual nolitical leader.

List of tables
List of abbreviations
The origins of a political leader, 1916-58p. 1
From Republican opponent to President of the French, 1958-81p. 17
Francois Mitterrand and the Left in power, 1981-93: an overviewp. 32
The enigma of Francois Mitterrandp. 53
The party leaderp. 68
The Presidentp. 84
Mitterrand's governing stylep. 102
The European statesmanp. 116
The world leaderp. 133
Francois Mitterrand and the new Europep. 150
Mitterrand's political leadership: an evaluationp. 164
Conclusionp. 176
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 204
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780415071598
ISBN-10: 0415071593
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 17th March 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2