La France dans la nouvelle Europe
Assumer le changement d'échelle
France in the New Europe
Confronting a change in scale
Over the last twenty years, the European Union has in many respects become a far different project than that envisioned by its founding fathers. What kind of relationship does France have with this new Europe?
An attentive observer of France's European policy, as well as its institutions, politicians, and the process of European expansion, Christian Lequesne explains why France, its political elite, and its society have so much trouble imagining the role of their country in the now broadened European Union, and similarly, to think positively about globalization.
A sharp essay retracing the evolutions of France’s European policy starting in the early 1980’s, while offering paths for France to take in recovering a place in Europe, and for Europe in recovering a place in France.
Christian Lequesne, Director of Research at the CERI, was Director of the French Center for Research in Social Sciences of Prague (Cefres) and is now tenured Chair of Sciences Po-LSE at the London School of Economics and Political Science.