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The Resource French foreign policy in a changing world : practising grandeur, Pernille Ricker, (electronic book)

French foreign policy in a changing world : practising grandeur, Pernille Ricker, (electronic book)

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French foreign policy in a changing world : practising grandeur
Title
French foreign policy in a changing world
Title remainder
practising grandeur
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Pernille Ricker
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Language
eng
Summary
'While domestic identity politics dictates that France must be a great power, international realities spell a less exalted status for the former colonial power. This book is an up-to-the-minute brief on how this dilemma drives French foreign policy.' Iver B. Neumann, Montague Burton Professor in International Relations, London School of Economics 'This book offers a completely renewed account of contemporary French foreign policy. Thanks to a sociological approach, Pernille Rieker helps her readers to understand a key French paradox : why a European middle power is still able to mobilise so well the symbolic capital of a great power in international relations'. Christian Lequesne, CERI - Sciences Po, Paris 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.--
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Ricker, Pernille
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944.084/1
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index present
LC call number
DC430
LC item number
.R53 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
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French foreign policy in a changing world : practising grandeur, Pernille Ricker, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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Contents
  • French Foreign Policy in a Changing World; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Authors; List of Acronyms; 1 Introduction; Why France?; Understanding French Power Politics; Current Power Politics: The Value of Symbolic (or Soft) Power and Status; Studying Foreign Policy Practices; Two Alternative Hypotheses; Research Design; Structure of the Book; Notes; References; 2 French Exceptionalism -- Old Wine, New Bottle?; French Exceptionalism and Status Seeking; What Are the 'Status Indicators' of the Fifth Republic?; Historical Legitimacy and the Need to Uphold an Ambitious Foreign Policy
  • Strong National InstitutionsA Strong Executive with Decision-Making Capacity; Highly Qualified and Homogeneous Diplomatic Leadership; Formal Position and Influence in Key International Institutions; The UN: Permanent Seat in the UNSC and the French Global Mission; The EU: Towards a Revised Strategy for Europeanization?; NATO: Reluctance to Pragmatism; Instruments and the Willingness to Use Them; Hard Power: Military Strength and Intelligence Capacity; Soft Power: La Francophonie and the Cultural Diplomacy; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; 3 Moving Beyond Françafrique?
  • France and French-Speaking Africa: A Special Kind of KinshipFrançafrique: France and Sub-Saharan Africa; France and Its Special Relations With the Maghreb Region; Moving Beyond French Neocolonialism; Military Interventions in Africa -- Mali and the New French Approach; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; 4 French Policy Towards Russia -- A Balancing Act; Russo-France Relations in Historical Perspective; Towards Reunification of a Divided Continent (1990-2004); Russo-Georgian War in 2008: France as a Key Mediator
  • Crisis in Ukraine (2013-) and the French Approach: From Balancing to Confrontation?Origins of the Conflict; Germany and the EU Attempt Mediation; The French Role in the Mediation Efforts; The French Role in Restrictive Measures Against Russia; Russo-French Relations and Crisis in Syria: From Cooperation to Confrontation; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; 5 Franco -- US Relations: Power, Principles and Procedures; France, USA and the Iraq Crisis; French Foreign Policy: A Combination of Power and Principles; Implications for Bilateral Cooperation and Procedures
  • French-US Relations Since the Iraq War (2003-2016)Conclusions; Notes; References; 6 The French Return to NATO: Reintegration in Practice, Not in Principle; 'Creeping Integration' (1990-2009); Measuring French Reintegration in NATO; Increased Interdependence; Towards Greater Participation; Towards Convergence of Behaviour and Common Capacities; Common Objectives: Not Yet; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; 7 Fighting International Terrorism the French Way; French Antiterrorism Approach Prior to 1995; The Sanctuary Doctrine; The Importance of 'Secret Deals'
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319552682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
  • ocn994220486
  • (OCoLC)994220486
Label
French foreign policy in a changing world : practising grandeur, Pernille Ricker, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • French Foreign Policy in a Changing World; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Authors; List of Acronyms; 1 Introduction; Why France?; Understanding French Power Politics; Current Power Politics: The Value of Symbolic (or Soft) Power and Status; Studying Foreign Policy Practices; Two Alternative Hypotheses; Research Design; Structure of the Book; Notes; References; 2 French Exceptionalism -- Old Wine, New Bottle?; French Exceptionalism and Status Seeking; What Are the 'Status Indicators' of the Fifth Republic?; Historical Legitimacy and the Need to Uphold an Ambitious Foreign Policy
  • Strong National InstitutionsA Strong Executive with Decision-Making Capacity; Highly Qualified and Homogeneous Diplomatic Leadership; Formal Position and Influence in Key International Institutions; The UN: Permanent Seat in the UNSC and the French Global Mission; The EU: Towards a Revised Strategy for Europeanization?; NATO: Reluctance to Pragmatism; Instruments and the Willingness to Use Them; Hard Power: Military Strength and Intelligence Capacity; Soft Power: La Francophonie and the Cultural Diplomacy; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; 3 Moving Beyond Françafrique?
  • France and French-Speaking Africa: A Special Kind of KinshipFrançafrique: France and Sub-Saharan Africa; France and Its Special Relations With the Maghreb Region; Moving Beyond French Neocolonialism; Military Interventions in Africa -- Mali and the New French Approach; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; 4 French Policy Towards Russia -- A Balancing Act; Russo-France Relations in Historical Perspective; Towards Reunification of a Divided Continent (1990-2004); Russo-Georgian War in 2008: France as a Key Mediator
  • Crisis in Ukraine (2013-) and the French Approach: From Balancing to Confrontation?Origins of the Conflict; Germany and the EU Attempt Mediation; The French Role in the Mediation Efforts; The French Role in Restrictive Measures Against Russia; Russo-French Relations and Crisis in Syria: From Cooperation to Confrontation; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; 5 Franco -- US Relations: Power, Principles and Procedures; France, USA and the Iraq Crisis; French Foreign Policy: A Combination of Power and Principles; Implications for Bilateral Cooperation and Procedures
  • French-US Relations Since the Iraq War (2003-2016)Conclusions; Notes; References; 6 The French Return to NATO: Reintegration in Practice, Not in Principle; 'Creeping Integration' (1990-2009); Measuring French Reintegration in NATO; Increased Interdependence; Towards Greater Participation; Towards Convergence of Behaviour and Common Capacities; Common Objectives: Not Yet; Concluding Remarks; Notes; References; 7 Fighting International Terrorism the French Way; French Antiterrorism Approach Prior to 1995; The Sanctuary Doctrine; The Importance of 'Secret Deals'
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319552682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
  • ocn994220486
  • (OCoLC)994220486

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