Organisation and Modernisation: The Socialists

  • John Gaffney

Abstract

Mitterrand’s public decision to seek the PS’s nomination as the party’s candidate in the 1981 presidential elections ended all internal party criticism, and directed party attention and effort to the presidential and the legislative election campaign. The reassertion of unquestioning allegiance to Mitterrand was maintained and amplified by his success in the elections but, as we shall see in the present chapter, the relationship between the new President and his party became qualitatively different. Let us now examine the manner in which changes in the relationship informed French Socialism after the PS took power in 1981.

Keywords

Europe Posit Harness Metaphor Monopoly 

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© John Gaffney 1989

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