This scholarly work examines how key actors within French politics and society have related to the challenges and opportunities posed by the European Union, and how these relations have driven or hindered change in France. The collection invites the reader to explore below the surface image of a France troubled by its relations with the EU in the post-Cold War era, and see the dynamics of change in empirical detail. Each chapter offers insights into specific aspects of the France-EU relationship, including: the characteristics of Euroscepticism à la française amongst the electorate and political parties the dynamics of change in the political, media and legal establishments in their dealings with the EU the priorities for labour, business and la vie associative in their relations with French decision-makers regarding the EU.
Release on 1999 | by K. S. Mathew,S. Jeyaseela Stephen
Author: K. S. Mathew,S. Jeyaseela Stephen
The Portuguese, The Dutch, The English And The Danes Came To India Primarily For Trade And Commerce. Thogh The French Initially Showed Some Interest In Oriental Trade And Tried To Challenge The Portuguese Claims Based On Papal Bulls, They Could Not Continue To Insist On Their Rights On Account Of Their Involvement In Problems At Home. Moreover, They Found Better Avenues Fore Trade In The Western Hemisphere, That Is, Canada. Indo-French Contacts Began To Be Established Initially Through Overseas Trade In The Second Half Of The Seventeenth Century With Imports Of Precious Metals Into India By The French East India Company And Through Exports Of Spices And Textiles From India To France. In Due Course, These Relations Began To Be Diversified And Came To Cover Local Politics, Society, Defence, Diplomacy And Culture. The Present Work Highlights Some Of The Aspects Of These Interactions.
Fancy spending the summer in a fabulous Loire chateau? Broken-hearted and jobless, Tash does, even though it means close proximity to her large and unruly family and assorted hangers-on. Sun, Sancerre and sexual tension make for deliciously bad behaviour - even Rooter the dog has a permanent hangover. And with so much French kissing, it's not surprising that at least two people fall in love . . .
Release on 2002-03-11 | by Alan Sharp,Glyn Stone,Professor Glyn A Stone
Rivalry and Cooperation
Author: Alan Sharp,Glyn Stone,Professor Glyn A Stone
Anglo-French Relations in the Twentieth Century is a collection of studies on the key episodes of the difficult and often discordant Anglo-French exchange over the past century. The authors critically re-evaluate: * the role of Spain in Anglo-French relations up to 1918 * the missed opportunity of the 1920s with the failure of France and Britain to find sufficient common ground and co-operation * the short-lived Anglo-French alliance and the Second World War * the degree of Anglo-French Imperial co-operation * the Suez Crisis * British and French policies on European Integration.
Release on 2013-09-13 | by Glyn Stone,Thomas G. Otte
Author: Glyn Stone,Thomas G. Otte
Category: Political Science
This work, intended to commemorate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale in 2004, examines aspects of Anglo-French relations since the late eighteenth century when both Britain and France were pre-eminent great powers at war with one another through to the post-Second World War period when both had become rival second class powers in the face of American and Soviet dominance. The chapters in this book examine and illuminate the nature of the Anglo-French relationship at certain periods during the last two hundred years, both in peacetime and in war and include political, economic, diplomatic, military and strategic considerations and influences. While the impact of Anglo-French relations is centred essentially on the European context, other areas are also considered including the Middle East, Africa and the North Atlantic. The elements of conflict, rivalry and cooperation in Anglo-French relations are also highlighted whether in peace or war. This book was previously published as a special issue of Diplomacy and Statecraft.
Republished for the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, this new edition of Best of Enemies gives an entertaining and perceptive overview of Anglo-French relations. Updated to include the Anglo-French disagreements over the second Gulf War, this is an extensively revised edition of a book that was widely praised when it first appeared in 1995. Robert Gibson gives a lucid and lively account of the love-hate relationship between the English and the French that has lasted for more than a thousand years. Richly illustrated with cartoons from both sides of the Channel, this intelligent and well-documented study will appeal to anyone interested in the history of English and French relations. Reviews of the previous edition "Best of Enemies is a thoroughly absorbing - and at times hilarious - study of 800 years of hostilities and misunderstandings between our nations." Tom Hibbert, The Mail on Sunday "Copious quotation plus a pleasingly crisp style combine to make this a very attractive and readable volume. Just the thing to consult en route to the gnte." Michhle Roberts, The Independent "This is a readable and scholarly enhancement of the understanding of our diplomatic and military history over nearly a thousand years." Alan Clark, The Daily Telegraph "[A] highly readable account of Anglo-French relations over the past millennium . the perspectives Gibson offers are welcome and timely." A.C. Grayling, The Financial Times
This book investigates the course of Anglo-French policy in Europe from 1936 to1938, a critical period during which France was governed by a series of Popular Front coalition Ministries. It asserts that French policy-makers made a substantial impact upon the course of British foreign policy whilst breathing new life into the waning Entente Cordiale. The study contends that close attention to the role of French influence is fundamental to a grasp of British appeasement and rearmament policy in the period and essential to the understanding of the Anglo-French response to such problems as the Spanish Civil War, the collapse of League of Nations authority and the treatment of the Soviet Union. Essential reading for students of British or French Political History or the origins of World War II in Europe
Drawing on official records and private papers, this book offers insights into Anglo-American reactions to France's development of an independent nuclear capability; France's bid for the political leadership of Europe; Britain's first application to join the EEC; the controversial US multilateral force (MLF) proposal for NATO; Britain's numerous propositions to France for the development of an independent European nuclear force; the tense Anglo-American diplomatic quarrel that was the Skybolt crisis; and the creative diplomacy that produced the Nassau Agreement of December 1962.