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Politics and Society in France since 1945, 2018/19, Semester 1, 2
Nina Wardleworth/ Jim House
n.wardleworth@leeds.ac.uk j.r.house@leeds.ac.uk
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Unit 1: Décolonisation et la guerre d’Algérie

Décolonisation et guerre d’indépendance algérienne

Set text

Proclamation du FLN du 31 octobre 1954 (Harbi, Mohammed and Meynier, Gilbert Meynier (eds.) Le FLN, documents et histoire : 1954-1962, Fayard, 2004 in OCR  

Secondary reading

Ageron, Charles-Robert La décolonisation française, Armand Colin, 1994. pp.94-113 in OCR.  .

Blanchard, Pascal & Lemaire, Sandrine Culture impériale : les colonies au coeur de la République, 1931-1961, Autrement, 2004

Chafer, Tony The end of empire in French West Africa : France's successful decolonization?, Berg, 2002 (online)

Clayton, Anthony (1994) The wars of French decolonization, Longman, 1994 - especially pp.12-33 - ‘The French Union and emerging nationalism’.    

Cooper, Frederick Citizenship between empire and nation : remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960, Princeton UP, 2014.

Evans, Martin Algeria : France's undeclared war, Oxford University Press, 2011

House, Jim and MacMaster, Neil Paris 1961 : Algerians, state terror, and memory, Oxford University Press, 2006 (online)

Rivet, Daniel Le Maghreb à l'épreuve de la colonisation, Hachette, 2002

Ruedy, John D. Modern Algeria: the origins and development of a nation, Indiana UP, 2005

Shepard, Todd The invention of decolonization : the Algerian War and the remaking of France, Cornell University Press, 2006

Shipway, Martin The road to war : France and Vietnam, 1944-1947, Berghahn, 1996

Shipway, Martin Decolonization and its impact : a comparative approach to the end of the colonial empires, Blackwell, 2008

Sirinelli, Jean-François, Vandenbussche, Robert + Vavasseur-Desperriers, Jean (1993) La France de 1914 à nos jours, Paris, 1993 - Esp Chapitre 8, ‘Les Français et la Guerre d’Algérie’

Stora, Benjamin La Gangrène et l’oubli. La mémoire de la guerre d’Algérie, La Découverte, 1992

Thénault, Sylvie Histoire de la guerre d'indépendance algérienne, Paris: Flammarion, 2005

Thénault, Sylvie Algérie : des "événements" à la guerre : idées reçues sur la guerre d'indépendance algérienne, Le Cavalier bleu, 2012

Thomas, Martin Fight or flight : Britain, France, and their roads from empire, Oxford University Press, 2014 (online)

Thomas, Martin et al. Crises of empire : decolonization and Europe's imperial states, 1918-1975, Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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Unit 2: Les Trente glorieuses

Set texts

Kristin Ross Fast Cars, Clean Bodies. Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (MIT Press, 1995) - Introduction and Chp 1 in OCR.  

Robert Linhart L'établi ISBN: 2707302145; 9782707302144; 2707302147; 2707303291; 9782707303295 (Editions de minuit, 1978) - Chp 1 in OCR  

Secondary reading

Borne, Dominique Histoire de la société française depuis 1945 Armand Colin, 1992

Brémond, J.& G. L'économie française face aux défis mondiaux : faits, chiffres, analyses Hatier, 1990

Chapman, Herrick, France's long reconstruction : in search of the modern republic ISBN: 9780674976412 hardcover alkaline paper; 067497641X hardcover alkaline paper, Harvard University Press, 2018 - Chp 2 - Available hands: from manpower crisis to immigration control in OCR  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Coffey, Peter. The social economy of France. Macmillan, 1973

Dupeux, Georges. French society, 1789-1970 Methuen, 1976

Eck, Jean-François. Histoire de l'économie française depuis 1945 Armand Colin, 1994

Fishman, Sarah (2016) From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution: gender and family life in Postwar France, Oxford: OUP - ebook.

Hanley, Kerr & Waites. Contemporary France - Politics and Society since 1945 Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984 -especially chp 2.

Hewlett, Nick Modern French politics : analysing conflict and consensus since 1945 Polity Press 1998 - Chp 6 - The Paradoxes of Gaullist Modernization in OCR.  

Hoffmann, Stanley et al. France : change and tradition Gollancz, 1963

Holmes, G.M. & Fawcett, P.D. The contemporary French economy Macmillan, 1983

Hough, J.R. The French economy Croom Helm, 1982

Howarth, David & Varouxakis, Georgious Contemporary France : an introduction to French politics and society Arnold, 2003

Kindleberger, C.P. Economic growth in France and Britain, 1851-1950. Harvard University Press, 1964

Larkin, Maurice. France since the Popular Front Oxford University Press, 1988 - Esp Chp 10 - Economic growth and Social Change 1947-1973' in OCR  

Lieberman, Sima. The growth of European mixed economies, 1945-1970 : a concise study of the economic evolution of six countries Wiley & Sons, 1977

Parodi, Maurice. L'économie et la société française de 1945 à 1970. Armand Colin, 1971

Sirinelli, J-F. (ed). La France de 1914 à nos jours PUF, 1993 - esp chapter 10: “La France au coeur des Trente Glorieuses” pp.369-377 in OCR

Vaughan, M., Kolinsky, M. & Sheriff. Social change in France Martin Robertson, 1980

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Unit 3 De Gaulle et la Vième République

Set texts

Discours de Charles de Gaulle à Bayeux:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130914172403/http://www.charles-de-gaulle.org/pages/espace-pedagogique/le-point-sur/les-textes-a-connaitre/discours-de-bayeux-16-juin-1946.php

Constitution de 1958: Le Président de la République:

http://www.elysee.fr/la-presidence/le-president-dans-la-constitution/

Secondary reading

Andrews, W.G. & Hoffmann, S. eds. The impact of the Fifth Republic on France (State University of New York Press, 1981)

Andrews, W.G., & Hoffmann, S. The Fifth Republic at twenty (State University of New York Press, 1981)

Avril, P. La Ve République : histoire politique et constitutionnelle (PUF, 1987)

Becker, Jean-Jacques. Histoire Politique de la France depuis 1945 (Armand Colin, 1988)

Chabal, Emile. France since the 1970s : history, politics and memory in an age of uncertainty (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)

Chapsal, J. La vie politique sous la Ve République (PUF, 1988)

De La Gorce, P.M. & Moschetto, B. La Cinquième République (PUF, Que sais-je, 1979)

Duhamel, Olivier & Parodi, Jean-Luc. La Constitution de la Cinquième République (Paris, 1985)

Dupeux, Georges. La France de 1945 à 1965 (Armand Colin, 1972)

Duverger, Maurice. La Cinquième République (PUF, 1974) - esp pp. 40-61 in OCR  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Elgie, Robert. Political institutions in contemporary France (OUP, 2003) Chp 1 in OCR.  

Hanley, Kerr & Waites. Contemporary France. Politics and Society since 1945 (Routledge, 1979)

Hewlett, Nick Democracy in modern France (Continuum, 2003) Chp 4 in OCR  

Hoffmann S. `The Institutions of the Fifth Republic' in Hollifield, J.F. & Ross, George eds. Searching for the new France (Routledge, 1991)

Pickles, D. The Fifth French Republic (Methuen, 1960)

Portelli, H., La politique en France sous la Ve République (Grasset, 1987)

Sirinelli, Jean-François La France de 1914 à nos jours (PUF, 1993)

Stevens, Anne. The Government and Politics of France (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003)

Sur, Serge. Le système politique de la Ve République (PUF, Que sais-je? , 1981)

Wright, Vincent. The Government and Politics of France (Unwin Hyman, 1989) (Chapters 1&2)

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Unit 4: Far-left and Far-right

Shields, James G. The extreme right in France : from Pétain to Le Pen, Routledge, 2007 (online) – see chapter 3.

Front national

Set text

http://www.frontnational.com/le-projet-de-marine-le-pen/

Click on ‘Télécharger l’essentiel du projet de Marine Le Pen’ (2012 presidential elections) - PDF also available on VLE

Secondary reading

Crépon, Sylvain Enquête au coeur du nouveau Front national, Nouveau monde éditions, 2012.

Crépon, Sylvain, Alexandre Dézé, Nonna Mayer, Les faux-semblants du Front national : sociologie d'un parti politique ISBN: 9782724618105 : 26.00 EUR, Sciences Po Les Presses, 2015 - Chp 14 - Le FN et le vote ouvrier, Chp - 17 - Le changement dans la continuite - geographies electorales du FN depuis 1992, Chp 18 - Voter FN en mileu rural in OCR OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 01/08/2017)    

Davies, Peter The National Front in France : ideology, discourse and power Routledge, 1999

Dézé, Alexandre Le front national : à la conquête du pouvoir Armand Colin, 2012

Fieschi, Catherine Fascism, populism, and the French Fifth Republic : in the shadow of democracy Manchester University Press, 2004

Mammone, Andrea, Godin, Emmanuel and Jenkins, Brian (eds.) Mapping the extreme right in contemporary Europe : from local to transnational Routledge, 2012 (online)

Mammone, Andrea, Godin, Emmanuel and Jenkins, Brian (eds.) Varieties of right-wing extremism in Europe, Routledge, 2013

Mondon, Aurélien ‘The Front National in the Twenty-First Century: From Pariah to Republican Democratic Contender? ’, Modern & contemporary France., Vol.22, No.3, July 2014, pp.301-320 (online)

Perrineau, Pascal Le choix de Marianne : pourquoi et pour qui votons-nous?, Fayard, 2012

Perrineau, Pascal La France au Front : essai sur l'avenir du Front national Fayard, 2014

Shields, James G. The extreme right in France : from Pétain to Le Pen, Routledge, 2007 – see Part Two.

Shields, James G. ‘Marine Le Pen and the ‘New’ FN: a change of style or of substance? ’, Parliamentary affairs., Vol.66, No.1, 2013, pp.179-196 (online)

Shields, James G. ‘The Front National: From Systematic Opposition to Systematic Integration? ’, Modern & contemporary France., Vol.22, No.4, October 2014, pp.491-511 (online).

Shields, Jim. 'The Front National since the 1970s: electoral impact and party system change' in Chabal, Emile. France since the 1970s : history, politics and memory in an age of uncertainty (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)

Wieviorka, Michel Le Front national, entre extrémisme, populisme et démocratie Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 2013

Far Left

Damiani, MarcoDe Luca, Marino, 'From the Communist Party to the Front de gauche. The French radical left from 1989 to 2014', Communist and post-Communist studies. ISSN: 0967-067x, 12/2016, Volume 49, Issue 4

Gougou, FlorentSimon Persico, 'A new party system in the making? The 2017 French presidential election', French politics. ISSN: 1476-3419 09/2017, Volume 15, Issue 3

Hewlett, Nick, 'The phantom revolution. The presidential and parliamentary elections of 2017', Modern & contemporary France. ISSN: 0963-9489, 10/2017, Volume 25, Issue 4

Vasilopoulos, Pavlos Laurie BeaudonnetBruno Cautrès, 'A red letter day: Investigating the renaissance of the French far left in the 2012 presidential election', French politics, 06/2015, Volume 13, Issue 2

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Unit 5: Week 15/16 Mai ’68 et les nouveaux mouvements sociaux

Seminar:

Tract étudiant:

http://www.cme-u.fr/commune68/feuilleter.php? id_notice=10

Film: 120 battements par minute [videorecording]. (Campillo, 2017)  

Reading:

Dagouat, Marylène & Boub, Jacques “Les rêves de mai 68” L’Express avril 1993. Available online: http://www.lexpress.fr/informations/les-reves-de-mai-68_593889.html

Martelli, Roger Mai 68 (Editions sociales, 1988) Chapter 1 ‘Les Sixties’ in OCR

Caute, David. Sixty-eight : the year of the barricades (Hamish Hamilton, 1988) Chapter 11  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Cerny, P. G., ‘Student activism in France ’ in Social movements and protest in France  in OCR 

Dansette, A. Mai 1968 (Libraire Plon, 1971)

Dreyfus-Armand, G., Frank, R., Lévy, M.F., Zancarini-Fournel, M. (dir.) Les années 68 : le temps de la contestation (Editions Complexe, 200o)

Hanley, David & Kerr, A.P. eds. May '68 : coming of age (Macmillan, 1989)

On May ’68 and new social movements:

Byrne, Paul - Social movements in Britain (Routledge, 1997). Chapter 2: “Defining Social Movements” - ebook.

Neveu Eric Sociologie des mouvements sociaux (La Découverte, 2000). Chapter 1 “Qu’est-ce qu’un mouvement social? ” in OCR

Touraine, Alain Le mouvement de mai ou le communisme utopique ( Seuil, 1988)

Touraine, Alain La société post-industrielle : [naissance d'une société] (Broché 1969)

Waters, Sarah ‘Situating Movements Historically: May 1968, Alain Touraine and New Social Movement Theory’ Mobilization. (Vol. 13, no. 1) March 2008 pp.63-82 (available online through library catalogue).

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Unit 6: Week 17/18 Mouvement des femmes

Reading:

Allwood, Gill (1998) French feminisms : gender and violence in contemporary theory, London: UCL

Allwood, Gill and Wadia, Khursheed (2000) Women and politics in France 1958-2000, London: Routledge (voir aussi la bibliographie)

Dauphin, Sandrine & Praud, Jocelyne ‘Debating and Implementing Gender Parity in French Politics’ Modern & contemporary France. (special issue on ‘la parité’) vol. 10, no.1, 2002. 5-11

Duchen, Claire (1986) Feminism in France [electronic resource] : from May '68 to Mitterrand, London:Routledge

Duchen, Claire (1987) French connections : voices from the women's movement in France, London: Macmillan

Duchen, Claire (1994) Women's rights and women's lives in France, 1944-1968, London: Routledge

Fernando, Mayanthi L. 'Save the Muslim woman, Save the Republic: Ni Putes ni Soumises and the Ruse of Neoliberal Sovereignty'. Modern & contemporary France.. 21(2), 2013 pp.147-165

Fishman, Sarah (2016) From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution: gender and family life in Postwar France, Oxford: OUP - ebook.

Freedman, Jane ‘Increasing Women’s political representation: the limits of constitutional reform’ West European politics. Vol.27, no.1 January 2004 pp. 104-123.

Laubier, Claire (ed.) (1990) The condition of women in France : a documentary anthology, London, Routledge

Laufer, Jacqueline, 'Professional equality between men and women in France: progress and hesitation', French politics. ISSN: 1476-3419, 05/2018

Murray, Rainbow, The Political Representation of Ethnic Minority Women in France, Parliamentary affairs. ISSN: 0031-2290, 07/2016, Volume 69, Issue 3

Modern & contemporary France., special edition on ‘Women in French Politics’, Vol.18, No.4, 2010 (en ligne)

Troupel, Aurelie. 'Entre consolidation et remise en cause: les tribulations de la loi sur la parité depuis le 6 juin' Modern & contemporary France.. 21(1), 2013 pp.17-36

Wadia, Kursheed (1993) ‘Women and the events of May 1968’, in Keith Reader with Kursheed Wadia (eds.) The May 1968 events in France : reproductions and interpretations, Basingstoke and London: Macmillan, pp.148-166 in OCR  

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Unit 8: Week 21/22 Crise économique et banlieues

Seminar texts:

http://banlieue.blog.lemonde.fr/2012/10/19/la-courneuve-un-territoire-discrimine-au-coeur-de-la-crise-economique/

https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/interception/interception-15-janvier-2017

Reading:

Begag, Azouz et Delorme, Christian (1994) Quartiers sensibles, Paris: Seuil

Bourdieu, Pierre (sous la direction de) (1993) La misère du monde, Paris: Seuil (pp.9-32, 'L'espace des points de vue'+ 'La rue des jonquilles' in OCR

Eck, Jean-François (1992) Histoire de l'économie française depuis 1945, Paris:Armand Colin (Chapitre 3, 'Crise mondiale, crise européenne, crise française depuis 1974' in OCR  

Hargreaves, Alec G. (1996) “A deviant construction: the French media and the “Banlieues”, New community.., Vol.22, No.4, October, pp.607-618  

Rey, Henri (1996) La peur des banlieues, Paris: Presse de Sciences Po (Sociology F-7.22 REY)

Villechaise-Dupont, Agnès (2000) Amère banlieue : les gens des grands ensembles, Paris: Grasset/Le Monde

http://www.lemonde.fr/banlieues/article/2015/10/26/dix-ans-apres-les-emeutes-le-sentiment-d-abandon-des-banlieues_4796959_1653530.html

 

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