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French Politicians and Elections 1951-1969 - Philip M. Williams

French Politicians and Elections 1951-1969

By: Philip M. Williams, David Goldey (As told to), Martin Harrison (As told to)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1970
ISBN: 9780521096089
Number Of Pages: 332

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Originally published in 1970, this collection of essays, in which Mr Williams displays his exceptionally wide learning and sympathetic insight into French political life, is an indispensable guide to anyone interested in the background to and achievements of de Gaulle's regime. It surveys French elections in the Fourth and Fifth Republics: the issues, the changing methods of campaigning, and the sharp mutations in voting behaviour, illustrated in a series of maps and tables. The electoral chapters are linked by discussions of the principal political developments between the successive appeals to the people. Each of the four chronological chapters sections concentrates on a leading theme.

Principal dates
The Reign of the Parties
The balance-sheet of the Fourth Republic (1958)
De Gaulle frustrated (the 1951 election)
Antoine Pinay and the revenge of the Right (1952)
Pierre Mends-France and the revolt against conservatism (1953)
An old Parliament and a new majority? (1954)
'Throw the rascals out!' (the 1956 election)
Political compromise on Seine and Potomac (1957)
Provincial, pressure-group and presidential politics (1959)
The Algerian Settlement and the New Regime
The fall of the Fourth Republic (1958)
A new political world (the 1958 referendum and election) Martin Harrison
Algerian self-determination (the 1961 referendum)
Algerian independence (the April 1962 referendum) Martin Harrison
The General triumphs (the autumn 1962 referendum and election)
The Tribulations of the Left
Cautionary tale for Socialists (1960)
The Republican collapse (1958)
First signs of recovery (1961)
De Gaulle's challenger: Gaston Defferre (1964)
The Communist riposte (1965)
The Struggle for the Succession
Party, presidency and parish pump (the 1965 municipal elections)
The rivals emerge (the 1965 presidential election)
A precarious majority (the 1967 election) David Goldey
Change in the Conservative west (the 1967 election in a region) David Goldey
A precarious regime: the events of May 1968 David Goldey
The party of fear: the election of June 1968 David Goldey
Gaullism without de Gaulle? The 1969 referendum and presidential election
Maps 1-21
Tables 1-22
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ISBN: 9780521096089
ISBN-10: 0521096081
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st June 1970
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.49

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