The Pompidou Years, 1969-1974

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Mar 13, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
0 Reviews
This is the latest volume to appear in the successful Cambridge History of Modern France series, and is the most authoritative account available of the presidency of Georges Pompidou. Pompidou consolidated the constitutional changes made by de Gaulle, to the extent that he is now regarded as the Fifth Republic's second founding father, and continued his haughty attitudes to foreign policy. He also launched a programme of modernisation and industrialisation: under Pompidou France saw both the climax and the end of the post-war boom. Serge Berstein and Jean-Pierre Rioux analyse the politics of the period, and also give an overview of France's economy, culture and society. Their comprehensive study contains all the standard features, such as maps, chronology, and tables, which have helped this series to establish itself as the premier multi-volume account of modern France. Students, scholars and teachers in history and political studies will find this volume invaluable.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Change and continuity
3
TheNew Society 19691971
22
The government in crisis 19711972
48
Endgame 19721974
70
Conclusion to part 1
94
The growthrate society
101
The outbreak of prosperity
141
A splintered culture
180
Conclusion to part 2
216
Notes
223
Bibliography
248
Index
260
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information