La France contemporaine

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Authors : William Edmiston; Annie Duménil


336 Pages  Paperback 

5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2005, 1997

©2016, Published


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LA FRANCE CONTEMPORAINE, 5E, immerses students in the France of today through timely, up-to-date information about the political, social, technological, economic, and rich cultural forces that affect this fascinating country and its people. Students acquire valuable insights that improve their under... more


The introductory chapter, “La France et les Etats-Unis,” contextualizes life in modern France by describing the country's relations with the United States, Europe, and the world.

The selection of topics includes information on the structure of political and social systems at work in France today, a... more

New to this Edition

Improved and updated visuals throughout the book provide a photographic glimpse into modern-day France.

Part I, La France et l'Europe, details the financial crisis in the European Union and proposed reforms of French regions.

Updates to Part II, La vie politique, reflect the Hollande presidency an... more