French interventionism: Europe's last global player?

Treacher, Adrian (2003) French interventionism: Europe's last global player? Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, Aldershot. ISBN 9780754631798

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Abstract

Making an invaluable contribution to the literature, this text brings together the foreign policy and security policy dimensions that relate to France's relations with the wider world, and France's global ambitions which have been so much of a stimulus to French political elites during the Fifth Republic.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: `I have searched for some time to find a thorough, readable account of French foreign and security policy suitable for students. That search is now over. Adrian Treacher's book provides an excellent examination of French foreign policy from the beginnings of Fifth Republic to date'. (book review by Kevin Wright, West European Politics [vol.27, no.5, November 2004]) This monograph stands apart with its distinction between strategic and tactical elements of French foreign and security policy and with its argumentation that the Fifth Republic has seen resolute, instinctive consistency regarding the former and numerous adaptations regarding the latter; indeed, these tactical adaptations have been made in order to attain the strategic objectives. This argument is put forward through the analysis of various case-studies through the lifetime of the Fifth Republic. Following publication of this book, Treacher was invited to speak on its content at a joint Sciences-Po/French Ministry of Defence conference held in Paris in June 2007.
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Depositing User: Adrian Treacher
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:38
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 19:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21631
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