France in the European Union is centred around two major themes: the ambivalent attitude of Presidents, Ministers, political parties, interest groups and sections of the public towards European Integration, and the complexity of the adaptation processes in many policy sectors which have become necessary as a consequence of EU membership. Although French inputs have considerably influenced European institutions and policies, the impact of those policies and the new policy processes of the EU have also played a major role in transforming many aspects of French politics and economics.
About the Author
HOWARD MACHIN is Director of the European Institute, London School of Economics
ELLA RITCHIE is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- The French Contribution to Building the European Union.- Adapting the State Machine.- Parties and Public Opinion.- Common Foreign and Security Policy.- Agricultural Policy.- Economic and.- Industrial Policy.- Territorial Policy.- France Without Frontiers?.- Conclusion.- Bibliography.- Index.