The Constitution of France

A Contextual Analysis

By Sophie Boyron

The centerpiece of this work is France's Constitution of 1958, portrayed by the author as an innovative hybrid construct whose arrival brought the constitutional stability that had eluded France for centuries. However, the creation of the 1958 Constitution was not an isolated act. It represents part of an evolutionary process which continues to this day. Even though it is codified, the Constitution of the Fifth Republic has evolved so markedly that commentators have dubbed the present institutional balance the "Sixth Republic." It is this dynamic of the Constitution which is examined in this book. At the same time, the book shows how the French Constitution has not developed in isolation, but reflects to some extent the global movement of ideas - ideas which sometimes challenge the very foundations of the 1958 Constitution. (Series: Constitutional Systems of the World)

290 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841137353