France in an Age of Globalization / Edition 1

France in an Age of Globalization / Edition 1

by Hubert Vedrine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815700075

ISBN-13: 9780815700074

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

This provocative book takes the form of a dialogue between French Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine and international relations expert Dominique Moïsi. Védrine expresses his frank views of the U.S. "hyperpower," France's role in the world, Europe's future, the current structure of the international system, and the role of ethics in international

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This provocative book takes the form of a dialogue between French Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine and international relations expert Dominique Moïsi. Védrine expresses his frank views of the U.S. "hyperpower," France's role in the world, Europe's future, the current structure of the international system, and the role of ethics in international affairs. Probing the historic, diplomatic and cultural issues that unite and divide two historical allies, the book give unique insights into French thinking about the world, and France and America's respective roles in it. "Like the French satirical television show that twits the United States for being the 'World Company' that invades peoples lives around the globe, the French foreign minister, Hubert Vedrine, expresses frustration, and perhaps a little envy, at America's dominion.... "Since becoming foreign minister three years ago, Mr. Vedrine, 53, a lawyer and previously the senior foreign policy advisor to Francois Mitterand when he was president, has made a priority of making distinctions between France and the United States. That has left senior American officials muttering more than usual about the French." —New York Times

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815700074
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The World Today1
France in the World17
How to Deal with the United States?43
France's European Ambition and Its Dilemmas55
Common Foreign Policy, National Foreign Policies77
Ethics and Realism101
Epilogue125
Index135

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