© 2000

Structures of Power in Modern France

  • Gino G. Raymond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Susan Milner
    Pages 37-62
  3. Gino G. Raymond
    Pages 111-128
  4. Georges Salemohamed
    Pages 129-145
  5. Dennis Ager
    Pages 146-164
  6. Gino G. Raymond
    Pages 165-180
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-184

About this book


Traditionally, France has been viewed as host to a unique set of tensions between the centre and the periphery, dating back to the Revolution and beyond, which has shaped its structures of power and marked its evolution as a modern society. This survey provides a fresh overview of those tensions between a centralising state and the constituencies challenging it, and asks whether that model can remain viable or whether it is not, in fact, undergoing a process of profound change.


education evolution language party system religion revolution state The Republic trade union trade unions Union

Editors and affiliations

  • Gino G. Raymond
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BristolUK

About the editors

DENNIS AGER Professor of French and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Aston University ALISTAIR COLE Lecturer, Politics Department, University of Keele JILL FORBES Professor of French, University of Bristol GEORGE JONES Head of French Studies, European Business School, London SUSAN MILNER Lecturer in French, University of Bath

Bibliographic information


... there is a good discussion of frequently neglected topics, such as the press, education, religion, and the politics of language. Choice