The April 21st defeat of Socialist party candidate Lionel Jospin in the first round of the 2002 presidential elections shockingly ended the five-year reign of arguably the most productive government in Fifth Republic France.1 The Jospin government of the Gauche Plurielle departed as surprisingly as it had come to power five years earlier, its legacy of unprecedented success in Left coalition building and far-ranging policy construction seemingly voided by Jospin’s embarrassing loss to Jean-Marie Le Pen and the Far Right.
John P. Willerton and Martin Carrier
Thierry Baudouin and Michèle Collin
During the Fordist period, the state transformed the historic site of Les Halles,in the heart of Paris, into the agglomeration's chief mass transit gateway.Efforts to make the site into a veritable tool of social, cultural, and economicmetropolitan development are struggling because of governmental modalitiesthat remain very marked by centralism. A majority of citizens, notably thoseliving in suburban Paris, actively stake a claim to this metropolitan dimensionand to the rich possibilities of this tool. The article principally analyzes the territorializingpractices of suburban youths, whose multiple subjectivities arestill poorly integrated into the site. Les Halles thus reveals the question of thecorrespondence of these establishing metropolitan practices to the reality ofthe centralized institutions around Paris intramuros.
Jeremy D. Popkin France after Revolution: Urban Life, Gender, and the New Social Order by Denise Z. Davidson
Gregory Mann Boundaries of the Republic: Migrant Rights and the Limits of Universalism in France, 1918-1940 by Mary Dewhurst Lewis
Elisa Camiscioli Races, racisme et antiracisme dans les années 1930 by Carole Reynaud Paligot
Ulrich Johannes Schneider From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought by Julian Bourg
Jacques de Maillard Governing and Governance in France by Alistair Cole
Jeffrey Jackson The Place de la Bastille: The Story of a Quartier by Keith Reader
Carol E. Harrison Heroes and Legends of Fin-de-siècle France: Gender, Politics, and National Identity by Venita Datta
Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel Women and Mass Consumer Society in Postwar France by Rebecca Pulju
Mark Ingram Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician's Craft by Graham Jones
Pepper D. Culpepper Contingent Capital: Short-Term Investors and the Evolution of Corporate Governance in France and Germany by Michel Goyer
An Interview with Aimé Césaire
William F.S. Miles
Nineteen eighty-two marked a milestone in the history of Martinique and the career of Aimé Césaire. One year had passed since François Mitterrand's election as president and Césaire's declaration of a "moratorium" on challenging the island's status as a French département (state). Pro-independence violence still rocked the French West Indies. In this interview Césaire discusses the burdens of material dependency, dangers of in- and out-migration, centralizing legacies of France, opportunities afforded by Socialist governance, the need for decentralization, and the future of Martinican identity. The interview reveals Césaire's strategic flexibility within inviolate principles, his unique capacity to channel his people's psyche, his keen recognition of the relationship between nationalism and economics, and his sensitivity to micropolitics and intra-island differences.
In 2006 a terrible fight pitted two steel makers, Mittal and Arcelor, against each other. Understanding the dynamic of this enormous takeover requires a historical perspective. The structure, business strategy, and corporate governance of these groups evolved over a long period of time. This article explores the conflict in the context of the history of French steel industry. An examination of Usinor, moreover, as the ancestor and creator of Arcelor, can reveal a lot about the political, social and economical influence of steel makers in French society. Understanding the conflict also calls for an analysis of how a large company could change its corporate culture. Instead of reducing corporate culture to individual or collective “values,” as Edgar Schein did some time ago, this article explores Usinor's culture as a system of representations, material elements, technologies, products and ways of doing and thinking.
The Founding of the United Nations and the Limits of Colonial Reform
Jessica Lynne Pearson
, laid out the structure for a global organization that would aim to prevent war, champion human rights, and foster social progress across the world. 2 If 1945 was a momentous occasion for reimagining the philosophies and structures of global governance
L'Effort indochinois and Autonomy in a Global Context, 1936–1939
M. Kathryn Edwards
Brévié. These changes in colonial governance, though limited, did offer colonial reformers and anticolonial activists new leeway to pursue their objectives. While some Indochinese factions pressed for independence—first and foremost the Indochinese
Nafissa Sid Cara and the Politics of Emancipation during the Algerian War
ideology about modernizing and secularizing the home. Under Sid Cara’s presidency, the MSF promised an emancipated future for Algerian women, but not necessarily one to be achieved through colonial governance. In this formulation, such rights were
Edward Berenson, Elinor Accampo, Joseph Bohling, and Michael Seidman
questions. What role did imperialists play in the making of the new Europe? Did administrators in the colonies bring their “expertise” about governance to the bureaucracy in Brussels? The authors demonstrate the ways in which France was shaped not only by