Reinventing France

State and Society in the Twenty-First Century

  • Susan Milner
  • Nick Parsons

Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture Series book series (FPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Susan Milner, Nick Parsons
      Pages 1-17
  3. State and Nation

  4. State and Society

  5. History and Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Hanna Diamond, Claire Gorrara
      Pages 173-184
    3. Susan Milner, Nick Parsons
      Pages 185-195
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 196-203

About this book


Undermined from above by economic globalization and European integration, and from below by the rise of identity politics, the French state has attempted to redefine its relationship to its citizens. Reinventing France examines the ways in which state action has endeavoured to promote social integration in an increasingly fragmented nation and has challenged traditional concepts of an indivisible Republic and universal citizenship rights in order to achieve the core republican ideals of freedom, equality and solidarity.


desegregation European Integration European Union European Union (EU) globalization governance government Policy politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Milner
    • 1
  • Nick Parsons
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BathUK
  2. 2.Cardiff UniversityUK

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