© 1993

The Role of the Prime Minister in France, 1981–91


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Robert Elgie
    Pages 1-20
  3. Robert Elgie
    Pages 21-37
  4. Robert Elgie
    Pages 38-69
  5. Robert Elgie
    Pages 70-100
  6. Robert Elgie
    Pages 141-171
  7. Robert Elgie
    Pages 172-190
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-210

About this book


The institution of the Prime Minister in France remains remarkably understudied. There are many personalised accounts of the work of individual Prime Ministers and their relations with Presidents and government ministers. However, there has been no rigorous attempt to analyse the Prime Minister's overall influence in the decision-making process. The aim of this book is to examine the contemporary role of the Prime Minister in the French political system. By so doing, it provides a systematic analysis of the Prime Minister's influence over the policy-making process from 1981 to 1991.


budget decision-making executive government Institution Policy work

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  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityUK

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