Chroniques électorales 1, Les scrutins politiques en France de 1945 à nos jours
Vol. 1: La Quatrième République
At last collected, hère are the classic analyses of each of French postwar élections and referenda which François Goguel had published in various journals and symposia. The two volumes — Vol. I deals with the Fourth Republic, Vol. Il with the Fifth — are an indispensable référence tool, the only work which provides full data on élections and voting behaviour in postwar France. But François Goguel does not only présent data : in his double capacity of political scientist and practitioner, he asks, for each élection as well as for séries of élections, questions on the effects of voting Systems, on political cleavages, on factors of voting behaviour, on the contradictions between the effects of immédiate political conditions and political culture. Beyond élections, François Goguel thus présents a genuine political history of France under the Fourth and the Fifth Republics.