Cohabitation and Conflicting Politics in French Policymaking

  • Sébastien G. Lazardeux

Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture book series (FPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sébastien G. Lazardeux
    Pages 22-44
  3. Sébastien G. Lazardeux
    Pages 45-87
  4. Sébastien G. Lazardeux
    Pages 112-134
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 147-187

About this book


This study departs from traditional interpretations of cohabitation in French politics, which suggest French institutions are capable of coping when the President and Prime Minister originate from different political parties. Instead, it offers the opposite view that cohabitation leads to partisan conflict and inertia in the policy-making process.


conflict Institution Policy policy-making policymaking Political Parties politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Sébastien G. Lazardeux
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceSt. John Fisher CollegeUSA

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