Review of five years’ of a presidency and election prospects
Candidates and parties: the line-up of participants
Campaign notes, 2011-2012
In the institutional history of France, the 5th Republic appeared in 1958 with its balancing acts but also with choices which have led it to be called a “republican monarchy". By investigating the origins of these institutions, we shall endeavor to show students their coherence and their importance in France today.
Institutions and political life
From De Gaulle to Sarkozy: six journeys
The President and the balancing act of the Constitution
Power in theory and practice
The 5th Republic was developed in large measure to put an end to the institutional instability which France had suffered from previously. We shall study the way in which the political parties exercise their functions within the framework of the 5th Republic.
The life and role of the political parties
Current issues : an electoral year
A year of campaigning: such is the backdrop for the 2011-2012 study session. We shall take advantage of the forthcoming presidential election to help students live through the effervescence of an electoral year in France (taking full advantage as well of the extramural cultural modules). Precise guidelines to link up with everyday politics.
Party preeminence in the past
The parties under the 5th Republic: ideals on a tightrope
History and practice of political life, 1958-2012
Six Presidents for one Républic
Since 1958, 6 Presidents have taken on the highest office of the 5th Republic, in which the role of President is absolutely central. The history of the 5th Republic coincides with these six specific mandates
A glimpse at institutional history
De Gaulle’s constitution
The destiny of a constitution
Institutions of the 5th Republic
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Based on a detailed study of the institutions of the 5th Republic, we shall present the workings of French political life, both in its structures (relationship and balance between institutions) and as they are experienced (main characteristics of French political parties). The wealth of current political life will thus be perceived through a good knowledge of its institutions. Students will be able to master the features of political events (such as the presidential election) which they will witness for themselves.