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Party, Society, Government: Republican Democracy in France

Party, Society, Government: Republican Democracy in France (Paperback)

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According to received wisdom parties have played a mainly destructive role in French political development. Of questionable legitimacy, pursuing narrow sectarian goals, often corruptly, they have brought about division, weakness and the collapse of regimes. A proper reading of history suggests differently. By combining historical research and contemporary political science theory about party, the author shows that for over a century party has irrigated French democracy in often invisible ways, brokering working compromises between groups divided strongly along social, political and cultural lines. The key to this success is the party system, which allowed for a high degree of collusion and cooptation between political elites, rhetoric notwithstanding. This hidden logic has persisted to this day despite the advent of presidentialism and remains the key to the continuing prosperity of French democracy.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical ideologiesLiberalism & centre democratic ideologies Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated Publication Date: 22/02/2002 ISBN-13: 9781571813374  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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David Hanley is Professor of European Studies at Cardiff University.

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