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Democratizing France : the political and administrative history of decentralization

Author: Vivien Ann Schmidt
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1991 book focuses on the decentralization reforms legislated by the Socialist government in France from 1982 to 1986.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vivien Ann Schmidt
ISBN: 0521391563 9780521391566 9780521036054 0521036054
OCLC Number: 21226700
Description: xi, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Part I. The Political History of Decentralization from the French Revolution to the Present: Introduction: when political interest leads to disinterested politics; 1. The legislative history of recurring centralization from the French Revolution to the Third Republic; 2. The triumph of decentralization during the Third Republic; 3. The unsuccessful push for decentralization from the Fourth Republic through the conservative Fifth Republic; 4. Legislating decentralization in the administration of local government: the reforms of the socialist Fifth Republic; 5. Legislating decentralization in the politics of local government; Part II. The Impact of Decentralization on Local Politics and Administration: Introduction: when informal rules become formal roles; 6. When informal rules counter formal roles: local government before the socialist reforms of the Fifth Republic; 7. Rhetoric versus reality in local government: local politics and administration before the socialist Fifth Republic; 8. When informal rules become formal roles: the new pluralism in the institutions and processes of local government; 9. Unblocking society by decree: the transformation of the politico-administrative system; 10. A new rhetoric and a new reality in local government: local politics and administration in the socialist Fifth Republic and beyond; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Vivien A. Schmidt.
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