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Eminence grise for African affairs
Jean-Pierre Bat

definitively closed, the functions of adviser for African Affairs remained intact, under the President’s personal control. René Journiac, a former deputy of Foccart’s, was chosen by President Giscard d’Estaing to be his special adviser for Africa.28 The ‘Africa cell’ appeared to be the main political legacy of Foccart’s ‘matrix’. Though Foccart had left the Elysée, he remained connected to his influential African friends, whom he tried to rally to his new political battle: the revival of Gaullism with Jacques Chirac and his party, the Rassemblement pour la République (RPR

in Francophone Africa at fifty
Robert W. Lewis

spaces in France and anticipated significant future shifts that were all a constitutive part of postwar 188 188 The stadium century changes as a whole. It also confirmed a new consensus over the political, symbolic and practical utility of the stadium itself. In Paris, the city finally followed the lead of provincial cities like Saint-​Etienne, Lens and Nantes, who had been actively funding their local professional football teams since the 1950s, if not before. Paris began to financially support PSG in the 1970s, particularly after Jacques Chirac became the city

in The stadium century
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Reading the Second World War in children’s crime fiction of the 1990s and 2000s
Claire Gorrara

•  5  • Mobilising memory: reading the Second  World War in children’s crime fiction of the  1990s and 2000s The 1990s and 2000s in France saw a number of memorial taboos surrounding the Second World War publicly overturned. The most symbolic  of these acts occurred during the speech delivered by newly elected President JacquesChirac on 16 July 1995 to mark the fifty-third anniversary  of the rafle du Vélodrome d’Hiver. For the first time in national history,  a French head of state officially acknowledged the active support of the  Vichy regime and its agents

in French crime fiction and the Second World War
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Material reckonings with military histories
Henrietta Lidchi

during the building of the Musée du Quai Branly, now Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac, named after the President so influential in its development and known for his connoisseurial interest, and nationally mourned after his passing in September 2019 in the museum itself. See S. Price, Paris Primitive, Jacques Chirac’s Museum on the Quai Branly (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007). 14 A critical article in 2019 published in The Art Newspaper argued, following a conference called to discuss the Sarr and Savoy report, that it is being quietly

in Dividing the spoils
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Claire Eldridge

pieds-noirs and harkis, and, through Article 4, stipulated that school curricula should ‘acknowledge in particular the positive role of the French presence overseas, notably in North Africa’.39 The law emerged out of a specific convergence of circumstances, of which perhaps the most significant was the 2002 presidential elections which saw the FN’s Jean-Marie Le Pen secure enough votes to go through to the second round run-off against Jacques Chirac. Although Chirac ultimately defeated Le Pen comfortably with 82 per cent of votes cast, the shock of the first round

in From empire to exile
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Silvia Salvatici

secretary of state for health at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Work, a role that he had previously covered for a short time in 1988, in the government of Michel Rocard, and in that same year he was nominated secretary of state for humanitarian action, a cabinet post. Kouchner was a minister four times after that, during the presidencies of François Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy. We might also remember an example concerning Italy: in 2013 Laura Boldrini entered parliament and was later elected president of the Chamber of Deputies. Boldrini worked for

in A history of humanitarianism, 1755–1989
Côte d’Ivoire between refondation and Houphouët’s legacy
Kathrin Heitz

when the French president, Jacques Chirac, ordered the destruction of the Ivoirian Air Force in November 2004, after Gbagbo broke the cease-fire and bombarded French positions, leaving nine French peace-keepers dead. Moreover, to add another instance, the French military shot into a crowd of Ivoirian protesters during tensions.8 In this view, decolonisation had not been a true change of relationships between France and Côte d’Ivoire; but a transfer of power to a moderate elite under the leadership of Houphouët-Boigny. Certainly, both tales contain elements of ‘truths

in Francophone Africa at fifty
Revolution in the vines (1961–76)
Andrew W.M. Smith

, in a concerted attempt to keep the leadership young and radicalised. The Audois small-holder was committed to pushing the boundaries of direct action to frighten merchants and force the hand of government. He led a group of commandoes against Jean Doumeng, a merchant who was close to the Communist party and had actually participated in the formation of MODEF. His political associations had previously rendered him untouchable, yet in striking out against Doumeng, Romain had affirmed the independence of the CRAV. Subsequent confrontations with Jacques Chirac saw the

in Terror and terroir
Robert Boyce

Pétain prior to joining the Resistance had aroused a storm of controversy when it became the subject of a recent best-seller.55 Until the end of his life Mitterrand betrayed a deep ambivalence about Vichy’s record. In contrast, Jacques Chirac, the Gaullist leader and Mitterrand’s successor as president of France, had issued a forthright apology for crimes committed by Vichy, in a speech two years before the trial, marking the fifty-third anniversary of the first mass arrest of Jews in Paris in the rafle du Vel d’Hiv. Reference to the speech appeared repeatedly inside

in Domestic and international trials, 1700–2000
Chris Pearson

military activity, and seeks to defuse civilian demands for access to military land.7 Much of the critique of military environmentalism holds true for France. Most notably, President Jacques Chirac relaunched France’s underground Pacific Ocean nuclear testing programme in 1995, to global environmentalist dismay, in the same year as the Ministry of Defence signed an accord with the Ministry of the Environment.8 Within France itself, the military uses the existence of rare flora and fauna on its sites to justify its ownership of land. It has frequently coopted the language

in Mobilizing nature