This article analyses the mandate of a president who, when he was elected, seemed more inclined than any of his predecessors to break with the Gaullist legacy of quasi-monarchical presidentialism. Yet as his mandate drew to a close, he seemed to act in ever greater conformity with that legacy, and the article will explore the reasons for this.
|Translated title of the contribution||Nicolas Sarkozy: The Republican Monarch Revisited|
|Journal||Journal of Parliamentary Affairs|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|