Politics in Gaullist France: Coping with Chaos


This is the first book length attempt to both provide a political and historical synthesis of the quarter century (1958-81) the Gaullists were in power in France and put the Fifth Republic they created into a broader comparative perspective. The author offers a detailed analysis of the reasons for the success of the Gaullists in bringing France its first successful democratic government and he demonstrates that the difficulties the Gaullists and their Socialist successors have faced may be symptomatic of the kinds of problems the entire advanced industrialized world will encounter as we move into the next century.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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