Book Launch : Developments in French Politics 6

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Professor Helen Drake

Developments in French Politics Six offers the reader thirteen chapters that aim to understand the transformation and resistance in contemporary France.

Professor Helen Drake, Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance, is the lead editor and co-author of chapters 1, 2 and 12 for the sixth edition of Developments in French Politics. Find out more here.

About the book

The authors compare President Macron with his immediate predecessor, François Hollande, to explore the limits of presidential authority. They bring readers up to date with the apparent collapse of traditional political parties and with the struggle of the French Republic to adapt to present day norms and trends. The book deliberately peers into thorny questions of religion, racial prejudice, radicalisation and sexual politics, with some surprising findings. Economic and international constraints on national sovereignty are exposed. The book's authors each make original contributions drawn on new data and new thinking, and the editorial team brings together renowned experts in the matter of contemporary France.


Professor Helen Drake
Chair of French and European Studies
Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance
Loughborough University London
Co-Editor of Developments in French Politics 6

Professor Alistair Cole
Professor in Political Sciences
Head of the Department of Government and International Studies
Co-Editor of Developments in French Politics 6

Dr Emilie Tran
Assistant Professor
Programme Director European Studies
Author of Chapter 11,
"The Yellow Vests Movement: Causes, Consequences and Significance."

Moderator: Dr. C. Roland Vogt
Head, School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor
The University of Hong Kong

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