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Table of contents (8 chapters)
About this book
This book investigates how modern French foreign policy is practiced. France finds its traditional power status challenged by internal as well as external developments. Internally, it faces societal challenges related to unemployment, integration, social exclusion, Islamist terrorism and the rise of populism. Externally, its status is challenged by global and regional developments – including the financial crises, competition from emerging states, EU enlargement and a more powerful Germany. While the French recognise that they no longer have great-power economic or military power capacities, the conviction of the universal value of French civilization and culture remains strong. As this book argues, for France to be able to punch above its weight in international politics, it must effectively promote the value of ‘French universalism’ and culture. This study investigates how this is reflected in modern French foreign policy by examining foreign policy practices towards selected regions/countries and in relation to external and internal security. Written by a senior researcher specializing in French and EU foreign and security policy, this book will be an invaluable resource for practitioners of foreign policy and students of French politics, international relations and European studies.
- Power politics
- Security policy
Authors and Affiliations
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway
About the author
Pernille Rieker is a Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Dr. Rieker’s research is in the field of European integration and European security with a special focus on France and the Nordic countries.
Book Title: French Foreign Policy in a Changing World
Book Subtitle: Practising Grandeur
Authors: Pernille Rieker
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-55268-2Published: 28 July 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-85612-4Published: 01 August 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-55269-9Published: 18 July 2017
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVI, 180
Topics: European Politics, Globalization