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Title France on the brink : a great civilization in the new century / Jonathan Fenby.
Author Fenby, Jonathan, author.
Publication New York, NY : Arcade Publishing an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
Edition Second edition.
Description xiii, 432 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call # 944.084 F
Summary "France today remains in crisis. High unemployment, an archaic economic system, a self-selecting governing class unable to handle serious problems, and a debilitating nostalgia for things past have created a nation less able than ever to fulfill its role as a world leader. The economic crisis and the European Union's ongoing fiscal instability, as well as a parade of scandals at the top, have left it weaker than ever into the second decade of the new century. Filled with contemporary and historical anecdotes, France on the Brink depicts the many contradictory aspects of the country that so many people love to hate. New chapters chart political developments under Presidents Chirac, Sarkozy, and Hollande. "-- Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-409) and index.
Subject France -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
France -- Economic conditions -- 1995-
France -- Social conditions -- 1995-
France -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
France -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Social values -- France.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Political science. (OCoLC)fst01069781
Social history. (OCoLC)fst01122498
Social values. (OCoLC)fst01123424
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Since 1900
Related To Original edition also published as: Fenby, Jonathan. On the brink : the trouble with France. London : Little, Brown, 1998.
ISBN 9781628723175 (paperback)
1628723173 (paperback)

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