By Pernille Rieker
This publication investigates how glossy French overseas coverage is practiced. France unearths its conventional strength prestige challenged by way of inner in addition to exterior advancements. Internally, it faces societal demanding situations on the topic of unemployment, integration, social exclusion, Islamist terrorism and the increase of populism. Externally, its prestige is challenged through worldwide and neighborhood advancements – together with the monetary crises, pageant from rising states, ecu growth and a extra strong Germany. whereas the French understand that they now not have great-power fiscal or army strength capacities, the conviction of the common worth of French civilization and tradition continues to be powerful. As this booklet argues, for France which will punch above its weight in overseas politics, it needs to successfully advertise the worth of ‘French universalism’ and tradition. This research investigates how this is often mirrored in glossy French international coverage via analyzing overseas coverage practices in the direction of chosen regions/countries and on the subject of exterior and inner defense. Written by means of a senior researcher focusing on French and ecu international and protection coverage, this publication could be a useful source for practitioners of international coverage and scholars of French politics, diplomacy and ecu studies.
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