The Mitterrand Years

Legacy and Evaluation

  • Mairi Maclean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

  3. Socialism and the State

  4. Europe and Foreign Affairs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Kenneth Dyson, Kevin Featherstone
      Pages 89-111
  5. Economy and Society

  6. History and Biography

  7. Culture

  8. Conclusion

    1. Mairi Maclean
      Pages 314-318
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 319-336

About this book


A considered look at the Mitterrand presidency as a whole, its place in French history, and the trends for the twenty-first century emerging under Chirac. The fourteen years during which Mitterrand was at the helm ushered in fundamental change in many different domains, as France faced up to new challenges in an increasingly uncertain world. This study evaluates the impact and legacy of the Mitterrand years in the following key areas: the Republic; socialism; Europe and foreign affairs; business and the economy; society; and culture.


economy Europe foreign policy France history Policy Renaissance social policy socialism

Editors and affiliations

  • Mairi Maclean
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Holloway, University of LondonUnited Kingdom

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