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Volume I: National Reports 1974

Xavier Blanc–Jouvan1

Jean Boulouis2

France (officially called the French Republic – République Française –) is a unitary state. It was intended to constitute a “Community”, a type of confederation, with the peoples overseas having freely…

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Xavier Blanc-Jouvan and Jean Boulouis, “France”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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