France, NATO and the Limits of Independence 1981-97

The Politics of Ambivalence

  • Anand Menon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 198-258

About this book


This book presents the first in-depth assessment of France's policies towards NATO between 1981 and 1997. It also provides a critical assessment of these policies. It argues that France's arms-length relationship with NATO's integrated military structure served its purpose during the Cold War, but increasingly came to impose high costs thereafter.


cold war Europe France Institution NATO Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Anand Menon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Lecturer in European PoliticsCentre for European Politics, Economics and Society Oxford UniversityUK
  2. 2.Fellow of St Antony’s CollegeUK

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