Nicole Questiaux

Nicole Questiaux (born 19 December 1930) is a French politician. She served as the Minister of National Solidarity from 1981 to 1983, under former President François Mitterrand.[1][2][3][4]


She was a member of the Centre d'études, de recherches et d'éducation socialiste, now known as the Citizen and Republican Movement.[1] From 1981 to 1983, she served as French Minister of National Solidarity, and was dubbed 'Queen of Hearts' for her disregard for keeping a budget.[1][4] She quit her position and was replaced by Pierre Bérégovoy.[2] In 1989, she gave the Chortley Lecture of the Modern Law Review.[5]


  • Le pouvoir du social (1979)
  • Traité du social : Situations, luttes, politiques, institutions (Études politiques, économiques et sociales) (1984)
  • The Welfare state and its aftermath (1985, Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt (ed.), Ora Ahimeir (ed.))
  • French administrative law (1987, withLionel Neville Brown, John Francis Garner)
  • Le Conseil d'État français et la norme communautaire: l'hybridation entant que technique juridique (1997)


  1. Thomas Rodney Christofferson, The French Socialists in power, 1981-1986: from autogestion to cohabitation, Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1991, p. 76
  2. David Wilsford, Doctors and the state: the politics of health care in France and the United States, Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1991 p.257
  3. Raylene L. Ramsay, French women in politics: writing power, paternal legitimization, and maternal legacies, Berghahn Books, 2003, p. 106
  4. Scott Lash, John Urry, The end of organized capitalism, Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987, p. 268
  5. Modern Law Review website

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