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French Foreign Policy in a Changing World

Practising Grandeur

Authors: Rieker, Pernille

  • Offers fresh insight into the foundation of current French power politics
  • Analyses how French exceptionalism is expressed and how it is practiced
  • Investigates the role of regional and global institutions in relation to French empowerment 
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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.

About the authors

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. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rieker, Pernille

    Pages 1-14

  • French Exceptionalism – Old Wine, New Bottle?

    Rieker, Pernille

    Pages 15-37

  • Moving Beyond Françafrique?

    Rieker, Pernille

    Pages 39-59

  • French Policy Towards Russia – A Balancing Act

    Rieker, Pernille

    Pages 61-85

  • Franco – US Relations: Power, Principles and Procedures

    Rieker, Pernille

    Pages 87-106

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55269-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55268-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
French Foreign Policy in a Changing World
Book Subtitle
Practising Grandeur
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55269-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55269-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55268-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 180
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