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Governments of Western Europe, Government in France: An Introduction to the Executive Power focuses on the affairs of the government of France. The book first offers information on the history of the French government, including the presidency of the Vth republic. The text also expounds on the role and influence of the prime minister in overseeing the affairs of the government. The selection takes a look at the problems associated with the rational division of administrative tasks and duties in the government. The creation of ministries to ensure efficiency in the affairs of the government is underscored. The text also discusses the role of the ministerial cabinet in bridging the executive branch of the government and the administration. Particularly noted is the influence of the ministerial cabinet on how the prime minister can exercise effective control over the administration. The book also offers information on the major social changes that affected the structure and activities of the French administration after World War II. The text is a vital reference for readers interested in the governments of Western Europe, particularly the government of France.
Maps and Diagrams
Chapter 1 Historical and Constitutional Background
Chapter 2 The Presidency of the Vth Republic
Chapter 3 The Prime Minister
Chapter 4 The Ministries and Co-ordinating Institutions
Chapter 5 The Executive and the Administration
Chapter 6 The State and Society
Chapter 7 The Political Environment of Executive Government
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- © Pergamon 1970
- 1st January 1970
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