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Francois Mitterrand, a study in political leadership, Alistair Cole - print

Francois Mitterrand is one of France's most famous twentieth-century politicians, yet interpretations of his values and leadership vary widely. Alistair Cole starts with a chronological overview of Mitterrand's career which is developed into a policy-based assessment of Mitterrand's presidency from 1981-93. By evaluating Mitterrand's policies in relation to various key roles such as the party leader, the President, the dispenser of patronage, the European statesman and the World Leader, this book places his leadership in comparative perspective, and offers a new understanding of him as an individual political leader. This book will be invaluable for students of contemporary European politics as well for those interested in the career of one of Europe's leading statesmen
Table Of Contents
The origins of a political leader, 1916-58 -- From Republican opponent to President of the French, 1958-81 -- Francois Mitterrand and the Left in power, 1981-93: an overview -- The enigma of Francois Mitterrand -- The party leader -- The President -- Mitterrand's governing style -- The European statesman -- The world leader -- Francois Mitterrand and the new Europe -- Mitterrand's political leadership: an evaluation -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 216 p.)
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