First FPG Book Published with Palgrave in 2008

Coming out of an APSA Short Course sponsored by the FPG and organised by Sylvain Brouard in 2006, the book, The French Fifth Republic at Fifty: Beyond Stereotypes, will be published by Palgrave in 2009. Under the combined editorship of Sylvain Brouard, Andrew Appleton and Amy Mazur, the book is the culmination of the highly collaborative and international nature of the FPG more broadly speaking. A follow-up conference will be held at Sciences Po Bordeaux in early 2009 to further the international dialog about research on the Fifth Republic. Here, we present the book’s table of contents.

  1. France the Unexceptional by Andrew Appleton

    Part I Decision-making Institutions
  2. Studying the Presidency under the Fifth Republic:Past Approaches and Future Perspectives by Robert Elgie
  3. Governments under the Fifth Republic: The Changing Instruments/Weapons of Executive Control by Emiliano Grossman
  4. Gone With the Wind? The National Assembly under the Fifth Republic by Eric Kerrouche
  5. The French Party System: Fifty Years of Change by Nicholas Sauger
  6. The Constitutional Council: The Rising Regulator of French Politics by Sylvain Brouard
  7. Defence and Armed Forces: The End of the Nuclear Monarchy? by Bastien Irondelle
  8. France, Europe and the World: Foreign Policy and the Political Regime of the Fifth Republic by Richard Balme

    Part II Institutions and State–Society Relations
  9. Economic Interventionism in the Fifth Republic byBen Clift
  10. Patterns of Public Budgeting in the French Fifth Republic: From Hierarchical Control To Multi-Level Governance by Frank Baumgartner, Abel François and Martial Foucault
  11. Rethinking Social Protection in the Fifth Republic: ‘Buttressed Liberalization’ in an Age of Austerity  Mark Vail
  12. Local/regional Governments and Centre–periphery Relations in the Fifth Republic  by Patrick le Galès and Gilles Pinson
  13. The Demise of Statism? Associations and the Transformation of Interest Intermediation in France  by Cornelia Woll

    Part III The Republican Universal Model as Institution
  14. Republican Universalism Faces the Feminist Challenge: The Continuing Struggle for Gender Equality  by Eleonore Lépinard and Amy Mazur
  15. Race, Racism and Anti-discrimination in France by Ariane Chebel d’Appolonia