France and the World since 1870 / Edition 1

France and the World since 1870 / Edition 1

by John Keiger
     
 

Here, John Keiger examines the subtle forces that have shaped France's international relations, from material aspects such as geography, demography, and economics, to more abstract features of France's national identity such as the notion of state and the impulse to spread French culture. The first study of its kind in English, the book is divided into thematic… See more details below

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Here, John Keiger examines the subtle forces that have shaped France's international relations, from material aspects such as geography, demography, and economics, to more abstract features of France's national identity such as the notion of state and the impulse to spread French culture. The first study of its kind in English, the book is divided into thematic chapters that include discussions of how foreign policy is formulated and executed, the nature of strategy and defence, France's allies and adversaries, cultural diplomacy, and an assessment of French espionage. A final chapter examines France's position in the post-Cold War era, its adjustment to the new international system, and the extent to which old mentalities persist or have been resurrected.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900340595076
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/03/2001
Series:
International Relations and the Great Powers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272

Table of Contents

General editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Determinants of France's relations with the world6
2Foreign policy formulation and execution: From Quai d'Orsay to Elysee25
3Strategy and defence48
4French intelligence80
5Germany110
6The Anglo-Saxons160
7Russia186
8Empire200
9The post-cold war era215
Conclusion235
Bibliography240
Index247

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