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Presidential Government in Gaullist France
A Study of Executive-Legislative Relations, 1958-1974
Presidential Government in Gaullist France
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William G. Andrews - Author
Price: $60.50 
Hardcover - 304 pages
Release Date: June 1983
ISBN10: 0-87395-604-4
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-604-8

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Paperback - 304 pages
Release Date: June 1983
ISBN10: 0-87395-605-2
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-605-5

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Summary

In Presidential Government in Gaullist France, William G. Andrews describes and explains the basic character of executive-legislative relations in Gaullist France from 1958 to 1974. He demonstrates that the Fifth Republic became presidential despite its parliamentary constitution because of changes made by DeGaulle that were compatible with the emergent character of French society. The information is provided in a conceptual framework that gives it greater coherence, explanatory value, and significance. Andrews relates differences in the nature of institutions, of societies, and of political problems to types of power relationships that exist between the legislative and executive branches of government.

In order to achieve an objective appraisal of the controversial leader, Andrews fits DeGaulle's constitutional efforts into a broader understanding of the relationships among great leaders, texts, societies, and institutions. The book enhances our understanding of the operation of the Fifth Republic and of French government in general.


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Table of Contents

Preface

Key to Abbreviations

Part I. Structure

1. The 1958 Constitution
2. Executive Councils and Committees
3. Executive Personnel

Part II. Law Making

4. Domain of Law
5. Executive Law Making
6. Parliamentary Law Making

Part III. Government and Society

7. The Transformation of French Society, 1946-1962
8. Elements for a Constitutional Theory

Conclusion

Appendix A: The Domain of Law in the Constitution

Notes

Bibliography

Index



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