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Contemporary France


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Table of Contents

1. Continuity and Change: Everlasting Past
2. French Society Today
3. The surprisingly stable Fifth Republic
4. Political forces and representation
5. Citizenship, Nationalism and National Identity
6. Intellectual life
7. Education, Youth and Popular Culture
8. French Economic and Social Policy in an era of growing European and international constraints.
9. France, Europe and the World

About the Author

David Howarth is Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. Georgios Varouxakis is Senior Lecturer in History at Queen Mary, University of London.


To present the general reader with an acute and critical introduction to the essential facets of a nation, while maintaining a pertinent message throughout, in under 300 pages, is a first-rate achievement. Complete with suggestions for further reading, this book offers a firm grounding in key issues and can be considered a solid platform from which to explore France further. -- Modern & Contemporary France 20041001

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