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The French Left and the Fifth Republic : The Discourses of Communism and Socialism in Contemporary France - John Gaffney

The French Left and the Fifth Republic

The Discourses of Communism and Socialism in Contemporary France

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Published: 6th February 1989
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This work examines the ways in which the French left adapted, through a series of transformations, to the exigencies of presidentialism and the myths which underpin it. The role played by language in the political practice of representative democracy is emphasised. The study looks at the relationship in French political culture between language and political practice, aiming to throw new light on the role of myth in moden politics and to open up new ground in political theory concerning party politics and leadership theory. John Gaffney's previous publications include research on the inner city riots, political leadership in Britain, French political culture and political discourse.

Introduction: the Fifth Republic - Political Leadership - Method - Discourse and Tradition: the Communists - Tradition and Innovation: the Communists - Discourse and Organisation: the Socialists - Organisation and Modernisation: the Socialists - Conclusion - Index

ISBN: 9780333432310
ISBN-10: 0333432312
Series: Discourses of Communism and Socialism in Contemporary France
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 6th February 1989
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 2