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Title France after 2012 / edited by Gabriel Goodliffe and Riccardo Brizzi
Published New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
Contents Introduction / Gabriel Goodliffe -- Part I. The presidency -- The Fifth Republic and its presidents / Jean-François Sirinelli -- Socialists in the Elysée Palace : from Mitterrand to Hollande / Marco Gervasoni -- The TV-presidency : from De Gaulle's "télécratie" to Hollande's "normal presidency" / Riccardo Brizzi -- Part II. The political parties -- The UMP after Sarkozy / Florence Haegel -- The year of the rose : the Socialist victory of 2012 / Gérard Grunberg -- The pyrrhic victory of the radical Left / Philippe Buton -- In search of the center / Gilles Le Béguec -- The resurgence of the Front National / Gabriel Goodliffe -- Part III. The electoral campaign and Hollande's challenges -- Hollande's economic agenda / Jacques Fayette -- Europe in the 2012 French presidential election / Renaud Dehousse and Angela Tacea -- Hollande and Sarkozy's foreign policy legacy / Frédéric Charillon -- Immigration and the 2012 elections in France / Ariane Chebel d'Apollonia -- Conclusion: Assessing the Hollande presidency one year into office / Riccardo Brizzi
Summary "In May 2012, French voters rejected the liberalizing policies of Nicholas Sarkozy and elected his opponent, the Socialist François Hollande, president. In June 2012, the incumbent president's center-right UMP party was swept out of government in the ensuing parliamentary elections, giving way to a new center-left majority in the National Assembly. This book analyzes the contexts and results of the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections in France. It assesses the legacies of the Sarkozy presidency that informed the 2012 electoral campaigns, scrutinizing his domestic social and economic policies on the one hand and European and foreign policies on the other. In turn, the elections' outcomes are also analyzed from the standpoint of various political parties and other institutional interests in France, and the results are situated within the broader run of French political history. Finally, the book examines the principal challenges facing the Hollande administration and new government of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, and assesses how effectively these have been met during their first year in office"--Provided by publisher
Notes Published in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hollande, François.
Sarkozy, Nicolas, 1955-
France. Parlement (1946- ) -- Elections -- 2012
Political leadership -- France -- History -- 21st century.
Political parties -- France -- History -- 21st century.
Presidents -- France -- Elections -- History -- 21st century.
France -- Politics and government -- 2012-2017.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Brizzi, Riccardo, 1978- editor
Goodliffe, Gabriel, 1971- editor
Johns Hopkins University. School of Advanced International Studies, issuing body
ISBN 1322950733 (electronic bk.)
1782385495 (electronic bk.)
9781322950730 (electronic bk.)
9781782385493 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (alkaline paper)
(hardback ;) (alkaline paper)