The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic

  • David S. Bell
  • John Gaffney

Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture Series book series (FPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: the Presidency in the French Fifth Republic

    1. David S. Bell, John Gaffney
      Pages 1-23
  3. Republican Presidentialism

  4. The Presidents

About this book


In the French Republic political leadership is normally provided by the presidency, albeit from a very narrow constitutional base. This volume examines the strengths and weaknesses of that leadership as well as the way that executive power has been established in the republican context.


constitution executive France gender

Editors and affiliations

  • David S. Bell
    • 1
  • John Gaffney
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.Aston UniversityBirminghamUK

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