Francois Mitterrand is one of France’s most famous twentieth-century politicians, yet interpretations of his values and leadership vary widely. Alistair Cole’s in depth study starts with a chronological overview of Mitterrand’s career, and proceeds with a policy-based assessment of Mitterrand’s presidency. 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 fully up dated paperback edition will be invaluable for students of contemporary European politics as well as those interested in the career of one of post-war Europe’s leading statesmen.
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