Table of contents for The government and politics of France / Andrew Knapp and Vincent Wright.

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List of figures and maps	0
List of tables	0
Preface	0
1	French political traditions in a changing context	0
A legacy of conflict	0
The r¿gime	0
The Church	0
The politics of class	0
Le parti du mouvement et le parti de l?ordre	00
Nationalisms	00
State traditions	00
Dirigisme	00
The State: image and reality	00
The changing context of French political traditions	00
The ?trente glorieuses?	00
Consensus on the r¿gime	00
Europe	00
Globalisation	00
The State tradition: challenges from within	00
Left and Right	00
The survival of traditions	00
The State tradition	00
Patterns of political conflict	00
Conclusion	00
Further reading	00
2	From Fourth to Fifth Republic	00
Ultimately, a failure: the Fourth Republic (0000?00)	00
The Gaullist agenda	00
Between Washington and Westminster	00
Readings of the Fifth Republic	00
The republican monarchy	00
A ?parliamentary r¿gime?	00
The Constitutional Council and the ¿tat de droit	00
The constitution in flux	00
Further reading	00
3	Presidents and prime ministers: the personal factor	00
Charles de Gaulle (1890?1970)	00
Georges Pompidou (1908?74)	00
Val¿ry Giscard d?Estaing (1926? )	00
Fran¿ois Mitterrand (1916?96)	00
Jacques Chirac (1932? )	00
Prime ministers	00
Concluding remarks	00
Further reading	00
4	The sources of executive power	00
Constitutional resources	00
Prime minister and government	00
The president	00
Administrative resources	00
The Matignon machine	00
The ¿lys¿e	00
President and prime minister: political resources	00
Concluding remarks	00
Further reading	00
5	Executive policy-making: the variable diarchy	000
Presidential government	000
Presidential control of the government	000
Processes of presidential policy-making	000
Domains of presidential policy-making	000
Presidential policy-making: limitations and models	000
Cohabitation: prime ministerial government?	000
Cohabitation and party politics	000
Cohabitation: oiling the wheels	000
Cohabitation: patronage and policy-making	000
Models of cohabitation	000
Ministers and government	000
The role of ministers under the Fifth Republic	000
The variable nature of ministerial power	000
The French executive?s institutionalised tensions	000
Further reading	000
6	The French parliament: decline ? and resurgence?	000
The constitutional assault upon parliament: the provisions	000
The separation of powers	000
Restrictions on parliamentary sessions	000
The limitation on parliament?s law-making powers	000
The passage of government business	000
A less accountable executive	000
The Constitutional Council as anti-parliamentary watchdog	000
The decline of parliament: factors unconstitutional and extra-constitutional	000
An overbearing executive	000
Le fait majoritaire	000
Parliament?s lack of resources	000
Absenteeism and impotence	000
A resurgent parliament?	000
The survival of the Senate	000
Parliament?s institutional reinforcement since 0000	000
The loosening of parliamentary discipline	000
Obstructions, amendments and private members? bills	000
Concluding remarks	000
Further reading	000
7	The Left and the Greens: the precarious recovery	000
The divided Left	000
The Parti Communiste Fran¿ais (PCF)	000
The Fifth Republic and the decline of the PCF	000
The PCF?s mutation: too little, too late?	000
The Parti Socialiste (PS)	000
Alliances	000
Factions	000
Leadership	000
Members and ¿lites	000
Ideology and policies	000
Money	000
Electoral support	000
The far Left	000
Citoyens et Radicaux	000
The ecology groupings	000
Concluding remarks	000
Further reading	000
8	The Right: domination and division	000
The Gaullists	000
The search for identity: 1958?62	000
Growth, consolidation and hegemony: 1962?73	000
The loss of power: 1973?76	000
Organisational renovation, electoral and strategic impasse: 
1976?81	000
Chirac?s two defeats: 1981?88	000
Disarray and victory: 1988?95	000
Victory and disarray: 1995?2000	000
The non-Gaullist moderate Right	000
Conflict, co-operation and the UMP	000
Other right-wing groups	000
The extreme Right: permanence and isolation of the Front National	000
The far Right?s lasting breakthrough	000
The FN in the French political system	000
Concluding remarks	000
Further reading	000
9	Transformations of the party system: continuity and change	000
Party configurations, 1956?2005	000
The transitional phase, 1958?62	000
Gaullist ?dominance?, 1962?74	000
The ?bipolar quadrille?, 1974?81	000
Socialist ?dominance?, 1981?86	000
The challenge to ?parties of government?, 1986?97	000
Full circle? 1997?present	000
Bipolar multipartism	000
Bipolarity: characteristics	000
Multipartism: characteristics	000
Institutional dynamics	000
Social developments, new issues, and voting behaviour	000
Personal and party strategies	000
Concluding remarks	000
Further reading	000
10	The administration: foundations, myth and changing reality	000
The foundations and myth of administrative power	000
The French State at high water: the Fifth Republic to 1986	000
The bases of administrative power	000
An omnipotent administration?	000
The administration transformed?	000
New pressures	000
A shrinking State	000
The administration and the limits to change	000
Concluding remarks	000
Further reading	000
11	The State and the pressure groups	000
The domination-crisis model	000
Evidence in favour	000
Objections	000
The endemic and open conflict model	000
Evidence in favour	000
Objections	000
The corporatist and concerted politics models	000
Evidence in favour	000
Objections	000
The pluralist model	000
Evidence in favour	000
Objections	000
An untidy reality	000
Mixed models	000
Determinants of group influence	000
Conclusion: change and continuity in state?group relations	000
Further reading	000
12	Paris and the provinces: the post-Jacobin State	000
The institutions and the actors	000
The representative assemblies and their executives	000
The prefectoral authorities	000
The local field services	000
Other local bodies	000
Jacobinism and its limits: France before decentralisation	000
The bases of central power	000
Local influences in the one and indivisible Republic	000
Decentralisation: the measures	000
The Defferre reforms	000
Defferre to Jospin	000
Decentralisation under Raffarin 	000
Europe and the regions	000
Local authorities and private business	000
Assessing decentralisation: plus ¿a change?	000
Subsidiarity	000
Rationalisation	000
Democratisation	000
Assessing decentralisation: the local system transformed	000
Local finance	000
Local authority staff	000
Local economic development	000
Intercommunal co-operation	000
New local actors	000
Networks and local authority entrepreneurship	000
Concluding remarks: a continuing process	000
Further reading	000
13	French justice and the elusive ¿tat de droit	000
French judicial traditions: law in the service of the State	000
Main actors in the contemporary judicial system	000
The European Court of Justice (ECJ)	000
The European Court of Human Rights	000
The Constitutional Council	000
The Cour de Justice de la R¿publique (Court of Justice 
of the Republic)	000
The ordinary courts	000
The Conseil d?¿tat (Council of State)	000
The Cour des Comptes (Court of Accounts)	000
The judicialisation of public policy	000
The spread of litigation	000
The reinforcement of judicial review	000
The extension of judicial intervention	000
The criminalisation of new areas	000
The internalisation of judicial constraints	000
Judges as policy-makers	000
The decline of special courts	000
The spread of quasi-judicial procedures	000
Judges as policy advisers	000
The reinforcement of judicial independence	000
Judicial activism and corruption cases	000
Explaining judicialisation	000
The ¿tat de droit: obstacles and resistance	000
Concluding remarks	000
Further reading	000
14	France and European Integration	000
European integration: process and interpretation	000
The narrative of integration	000
Interpreting integration (1): realism, 
intergovernmentalism	000
Interpreting integration (2): neo-functionalism, 
institutionalism	000
France and the integration process	000
France and Europe: benefits and costs	000
Presidential perspectives	000
The Franco-German partnership: reconciliation, 
collusion ? and decline?	000
Europe, the French state, and French public policy-making	000
Speaking with one voice? France and European 
policy-making	000
Implementation: the slow man of Europe?	000
France and European policies	000
The Common Agricultural Policy	000
France, Europe, and the neo-liberal paradigm change	000
The Common Foreign and Security Policy	000
Voters, parties, and Europe	000
Concluding remarks	000
Further reading	000
15	Conclusion	000
Slow growth, unemployment, public spending	000
The politics of constraint	000
A weak r¿gime?	000
Further reading	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

France -- Politics and government -- 1945-.
Executive power -- France.