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French Politics

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 190–203 | Cite as

Review of Politiques publiques. 1, La France dans la gouvernance européenne, edited by Olivier Borraz and Virginie Guiraudon

  • Hussein Kassim
Review Article

Abstract

An ambitious new book, Politiques publiques. 1, La France dans la gouvernance européenne, edited by Olivier Borraz and Virginie Guiraudon, offers an empirically rich and theoretically reflective response to questions concerning the impact on national policymaking and administration of growing inter-state cooperation, the sharing of decisional authority within the European Union and the delegation of regulatory responsibilities to semi-autonomous agencies at home. It investigates where, with internationalisation and Europeanisation, policy is made and by whom, who decides and to whom they are accountable, and what has become of the French model. Avoiding the dogmatism that characterises debates about globalisation and Europeanisation, the book provides a detailed, well-informed and accessible overview of policy and policy-making in a large and singular EU member state.

Keywords

France governance internationalisation Europeanisation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I thank Patrick Le Galès for an especially helpful discussion about the topics covered in this review. I have learned much from conversations with Anand Menon and Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos over the years about the themes examined herein, and indebted to Pepper Culpepper for his useful comments and suggestions on an earlier draft. The usual disclaimer applies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hussein Kassim
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and Humanities, School of Political, Social and International Studies, University of East AngliaNorwichUK

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