One may also cite social conservatism, and economic dirigism as parts of the Gaullist ideology, but these are not necessarily accepted by all those who called themselves Gaullists. Gaullism has sometimes been characterized as a form of populism, since de Gaulle relied a lot on his personal charisma.
In particular, it referred to the Union des Démocrates pour la République. Since de Gaulle's death, and the break-up of the UDR, the exact meaning of Gaullism is somewhat unclear. In general, "Gaullism" then refers to the Rassemblement pour la République (now integrated into the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire), Jacques Chirac's right-wing party. Chirac has, in the past, adopted both dirigist and laissez-faire approaches to economics; he has a pro-European Union stance.
There exist people on the Left that call themselves Gaullists. Even François Mitterrand, who denounced de Gaulle's way of ruling as a permanent coup d'état, was very intent on keeping the nuclear deterrent and asserting France's independence.
See also: Gaullist Party.