The Pompidou Years, 1969-1974

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 13, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
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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.
 

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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
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Serge BERSTEIN est professeur emerite a l'Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris. Il est specialiste de l'histoire politique du XXe siecle a laquelle il a consacre un grand nombre d'ouvrages.

Jean-Pierre Rioux est ancien directeur de recherche au CNRS et inspecteur general honoraire de l'Education nationale. Directeur de Vingtieme Siecle. Revue d'histoire (Presses de Sciences Po), il est chroniqueur a "La Croix" et a "Sud Ouest". On lui doit de nombreux ouvrages, dont, notamment, "Renault" (Hazan, 1998), "Deux cents ans d'Inspection generale: 1802-2002" (Fayard, 2002), "Au bonheur la France" (Perrin, 2004), "Jean Jaures" (Perrin, 2005), "La Culture de masse en France", avec Jean-Francois Sirinelli (Hachette Litteratures, 2006) et "La France perd la memoire" (Perrin, 2006). Il vient de diriger un "Dictionnaire de la France coloniale" (Flammarion, 2007), et de publier "Tableaux de la France" (Omnibus, 2007) et "Les Populismes" ( Tempus, Perrin, 2007).

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