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The Resource Contemporary France, Helen Drake

Contemporary France, Helen Drake

Label
Contemporary France
Title
Contemporary France
Statement of responsibility
Helen Drake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an introduction to contemporary France, providing systematic coverage of culture, society, economy, and politics set in a historical and geographical context. A central theme is the relationship between popular images of France flowing from its cultural, culinary, and linguistic influence, its appeal as a tourist destination, and the influence of its republican and revolutionary heritage, and the often contradictory realities of French society facing up to globalization, Europeanization and the other challenges of the 21st century. The book deals with the issue of whether or not France has come to terms with its tumultuous past, its wars, civil strife and rapid modernization following the devastation of World War II. It also examines key aspects of French political culture and looks at how the core republican principles of liberty, equality and fraternity are being interpreted and implemented today
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drake, Helen
Dewey number
944.084
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC33.8
LC item number
.D73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary states and societies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • France
  • France
  • National characteristics, French
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • National characteristics, French
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politique
  • Société
  • Culture
  • Conditions économiques
  • France
  • Civilization
  • Economic history
  • National characteristics, French
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • France
  • Politieke cultuur
  • Sociale geschiedenis
  • Buitenlandse betrekkingen
  • Frankrijk
  • Gesellschaft
  • Kultur
  • Politik
  • Wirtschaft
  • Frankreich
  • Frankrike
  • Frankrike
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • National characteristics, French
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
Contemporary France, Helen Drake
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and Legacies. The making of the French nation state ; The postwar transformations of France ; Gaullist France in the Cold War years ; Change and continuity: Francois MItterand's France ; From Jacques Chirac to Nicolas Sarkozy: France enters the twenty-first century -- France and the French. La terre, territory and le terroir ; Who are the twenty-first century French? -- Politics and Political Culture. French political culture ; French political parties in a bipolar party system ; French politics and twenty-first century problems -- Government, Policy-Making and the Republican State. The semi-presidential regime of the Fifth French Republic ; The state and the republic: grand ideas into policy ; Decentralization and local democracy ; France in Europe, Europe in France -- A Social French Republic. Social structures and social policy ; A secular state in a diverse society ; Education, class and opportunity -- Culture and Identity. The politics of French culture ; International cultural diplomacy ; Contemporary culture and cultural identities -- Economy and Business. The French Republic in the global economy ; Dirigisme, the state and the market ; France in the European (EU) economy ; Labor, capital and the state ; The French business environment in the twenty-first century -- France in the World. The weight of the past ; The challenge of the future: post Cold War review ; The European Union ; France and the 'Anglo-Saxons' ; France in the wider world ; Remembering the past, shaping the future
Control code
ocn232981079
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780333792445
Lccn
2011003948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019163783
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o232981079
  • (OCoLC)232981079
Label
Contemporary France, Helen Drake
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and Legacies. The making of the French nation state ; The postwar transformations of France ; Gaullist France in the Cold War years ; Change and continuity: Francois MItterand's France ; From Jacques Chirac to Nicolas Sarkozy: France enters the twenty-first century -- France and the French. La terre, territory and le terroir ; Who are the twenty-first century French? -- Politics and Political Culture. French political culture ; French political parties in a bipolar party system ; French politics and twenty-first century problems -- Government, Policy-Making and the Republican State. The semi-presidential regime of the Fifth French Republic ; The state and the republic: grand ideas into policy ; Decentralization and local democracy ; France in Europe, Europe in France -- A Social French Republic. Social structures and social policy ; A secular state in a diverse society ; Education, class and opportunity -- Culture and Identity. The politics of French culture ; International cultural diplomacy ; Contemporary culture and cultural identities -- Economy and Business. The French Republic in the global economy ; Dirigisme, the state and the market ; France in the European (EU) economy ; Labor, capital and the state ; The French business environment in the twenty-first century -- France in the World. The weight of the past ; The challenge of the future: post Cold War review ; The European Union ; France and the 'Anglo-Saxons' ; France in the wider world ; Remembering the past, shaping the future
Control code
ocn232981079
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780333792445
Lccn
2011003948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019163783
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o232981079
  • (OCoLC)232981079

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