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The end of the French exception? : decline and revival of the 'French model' /
edited by Tony Chafer, Emmanuel Godin.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xiii, 279 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230220789 (hardback), 9780230220782 (hardback)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230220789 (hardback)
9780230220782 (hardback)
catalogue key
7278900
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-270) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Tony Chafer is Professor of Contemporary French Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK. He is a founder member of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and has published widely on contemporary France and Franco-African relations in the late colonial and post-colonial era. Emmanuel Godin in Principal Lecturer in French and European Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK. His current research interest is the extreme right in Europe.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume analyzes the notion of the French exception & the ways in which it has informed both academic analysis & political commentary on France today. Adopting a comparative & interdisciplinary approach, the book examines the resilience of the notion of French exceptionalism & evaluates its relevance in a changing global context.
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Analyzes the notion of the French exception and examines the ways in which it has informed both academic analysis and political commentary on France today
Long Description
The End of the French Exception? seeks to understand how French national polity has responded to external pressures such as Europeanization and globalization: what, if anything, makes French responses 'exceptional', or at least different, compared to those of other countries? How are we to understand these differences? And how might this analysis lead us to rethink or modify our hypothesis of French exceptionalism? The contributors to this collection analyse the ways in which the notion of the French exception has informed both academic analysis and political commentary on France today. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach it examines the resilience of the concept of French exceptionalism and evaluates its relevance in a changing domestic and global context. This highly topical volume also covers the Sarkozy presidency.
Long Description
The End of the French Exception? seeks to understand how the French national polity has responded to external pressures such as Europeanization and globalization: what, if anything, makes French responses 'exceptional', or at least different, compared to those of other countries? How are we to understand these differences? And how might this analysis lead us to rethink or modify our hypothesis of French exceptionalism? The contributors to this collection analyse the ways in which the notion of the French exception has informed both academic analysis and political commentary on France today. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach it examines the resilience of the concept of French exceptionalism and evaluates its relevance in a changing domestic and global context. This highly topical volume also covers the Sarkozy presidency.
Main Description
Analyzes the notion of the French exception and the ways in which it has informed both academic analysis and political commentary on France today. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach it examines the resilience of the notion of French exceptionalism and evaluates its relevance in a changing domestic and global context.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figurep. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The French Exception: Rise and Fall of a Saint-Simonian Discoursep. 17
The French Statep. 37
Reviving the French Exception? Sarkozy, Authoritarian Populism and the Bonapartist Traditionp. 39
Social Policy and France's 'Exceptional' Social Modelp. 55
'L'exception culturelle'p. 72
Conflicts and Polarisationp. 85
The French Extreme Left and the Persistence of a Revolutionary Mythp. 87
French Euroscepticism and the Construction of National Exceptionalismp. 105
Citizenship and the Republican Modelp. 123
French Immigration Policy in Comparative Perspectivep. 125
France, Islam and Laïcité Colonial Exceptions, Contemporary Reinventions and European Congvergencep. 153
From Private Lives to Intimate Revelations: Politicians and the Media in Contemporary Francep. 171
France as a Universal Modelp. 185
France, Europe and the Limits of Exceptionalismp. 187
Back to the Future? Franco-African Relations in the Shadow of France's Colonial Pastp. 203
The French Exception Seen from Abroadp. 221
A View from the South. France in African Eyes: Universalism and Francophonie Reassessedp. 223
Conclusion: French Exceptionalism Reconsideredp. 237
French Exceptionalism and the Sarkozy Presidencyp. 239
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 271
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