Contemporary France: Politics and Society Since 1945 - D. L. Hanley; A. P. Kerr; N. H. Waites;Routledge, 1984, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned.
From the cover: “Contemporary France aims to set the working of the French political system into its historical, social and economic context. The first section gives a succinct description of the main developments since 1944 in all major contexts — economy, society, domestic politics and foreign relations. The authors then analyse the economic, social and cultural structures of present-day France, and discuss the institutional framework of decision-making and the major political forces involved in it. There are also chapters on French external and defence policy and on the education system, all of which are set in the context of the political system as a whole. Aimed primarily at students of European history and politics or of French society and culture, the book assumes little knowledge in the social sciences and will be readily accessible to beginners in this field.”