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The Mitterrand Years : Legacy and Evaluation - Mairi Maclean

The Mitterrand Years

Legacy and Evaluation

By: Mairi Maclean (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th April 1998
ISBN: 9780333671672
Number Of Pages: 336

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A considered look at the Mitterrand presidency as a whole, its place in French history, and the trends for the twenty-first century emerging under Chirac. The fourteen years during which Mitterrand was at the helm ushered in fundamental change in many different domains, as France faced up to new challenges in an increasingly uncertain world. This study evaluates the impact and legacy of the Mitterrand years in the following key areas: the Republic; socialism; Europe and foreign affairs; business and the economy; society; and culture.

'...the Maclean text is a breath of fresh air. The aim of the book is 'to take a considered look at the Mitterrand presidency as a whole, its place in French history, and the trends for the twenty-first century emerging under Chirac'. The editor, and the organisers of the conference from which it sprang, should be congratulated not just for achieving this aim, and admirably so, but for producing a book which also reflects on the nature of political leadership both in France and more generally in the run up to the millennium.' - Robert Elgie, West European Politics



'[G]oes a long way towards allowing interested readers to come to their own conclusions about a flawed, but never less than fascinating, individual and his era.' - James F. McMillan, Richard Pares Professor of History, Times Literary Supplement

List of Tables - Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: The Mitterrand Era in Perspective; M.Maclean - PART 1: SOCIALISM AND THE STATE - Moins d'Etat ou Mieux d'Etat: The French Response to the Neo-Liberal Challenge; J.Hayward - A Dirigiste End to Dirigisme?; E.Cohen - The Crisis of the Left and the Renaissance of the Republican Model 1981-95; S.Berstein - The Parti Socialiste After Mitterrand: a Half-Finished Modernisation; D.Bell - PART 2: EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS - EMU and Presidential Leadership Under Francois Mitterrand; K.Dyson & K.Featherstone - Independence and Interdependence: Foreign Policy over Mitterrand's Two Presidential Terms; D.David - PART 3: ECONOMY AND SOCIETY - The End of French Exceptionalism? Mitterrand's Economic and Social Policy in Perspective; H.Uterwedde - French Business in the Mitterrand Years: the Continuity of Change; J.Szarka - Industrial Relations in France: Towards a New Social Pact?; S.Milner - Women and Political Representation During the Mitterrand Presidency: or the Family Romance of the Fifth Republic; S.Reynolds - The Failure of Anti-Racist Movements in France, 1981-95; P.Fysh - PART 4: HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY - Francois Mitterrand Between Vichy and the Resistance; E.Duhamel - The Making of a President: Political Culture and Collective Memory in the Morvan; M.Demossier - The Political Leader and His Heritage; A.Cole PART 5: CULTURE - Mitterrand's Grands Projets: Monuments to a Man or Monuments to an Age?; E.Cahm - Socialist Film Policy and the Heritage Film; G.Austin - The State and the Broadcasting Media: All Change?; R.Kuhn - The Silence of the Left Intellectuals in Mitterrand's France; M.Cornick - Conclusion: The Mitterrand Legacy and the New Millennium; Mairi Maclean - Index

ISBN: 9780333671672
ISBN-10: 0333671678
Series: Legacy and Evaluation
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 20th April 1998
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1