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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Change and continuity
TheNew Society 19691971
The government in crisis 19711972
Endgame 19721974
Conclusion to part 1
The growthrate society
The outbreak of prosperity
A splintered culture
Conclusion to part 2

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Jean-Francois Sirinelli est professeur d'histoire contemporaine a l'Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris, ou il dirige egalement le Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po. Il est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages de reference, parmi lesquels "Generation intellectuelle: Khagneux et normaliens dans l'entre-deux-guerres" (Fayard, 1988), "Sartre et Aron" (Fayard, 1995), "Les Baby-boomers" (Fayard, 2003), "Comprendre le XXe siecle francais" (Fayard, 2005) et "Les Vingt Decisives" (Fayard, 2007).

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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