France Lectures

France Lectures - France in the 20 th century :- the...

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FRANCE: AN EARLY/LATE DEVELOPER WHY STUDY FRANCE? - French political development and the variety of modern political regimes - French politics and the complexity of modern experiences with democracy - Cleavages in French society: modern social conflict THE SIGNIFICANCE AND LEGACY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION : - revolutionary ideology - re-casting political conflict: “left” versus “right” - the idea and institutionalized practice of terror - nationalist war - the model revolution
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France in the 19 th century: the diversity of political regimes : - military dictatorship - reactionary restoration - populist dictatorship - left-wing dictatorship PATTERNS OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE 19 TH CENTURY: BRITAIN AND FRANCE COMPARED
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Unformatted text preview: France in the 20 th century :- the instability of parliamentary democracy- World War I- The 1930s- The Vichy episode- The Rise of General De Gaulle FRENCH POLITICS AFTER 1944 De Gaulle and French Democracy:- De Gaulle as a democratic leader (interests)- De Gaulle as a constitutional reformer (institutions)- De Gaulle as a French politician (identity) THE FRENCH CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM- the semi-presidential system and the dual executive- cohabitation- the National Assembly and the Senate- the Constitutional Council- the bureaucracy and dirigisme- electoral rules and political parties CURRENT POLITICAL CONTROVERSIES:- French exceptionalism?-The question of laicite...
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