The French Left and the Fifth Republic

The Discourses of Communism and Socialism in Contemporary France

  • Authors
  • John¬†Gaffney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John Gaffney
    Pages 1-11
  3. John Gaffney
    Pages 37-86
  4. John Gaffney
    Pages 87-125
  5. John Gaffney
    Pages 126-175
  6. John Gaffney
    Pages 198-211
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 212-299

About this book


An examination of the ways in which the French Left adapted, through a series of transformations, to the exigencies of presidentialism and the myths which underpin it. The study aims to illustrate the crucial role played by language in the political practice of representative democracy.


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