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Europeanisation of French Politics

Alistair Cole Helen Drake The paradoxical nature of France's relationship with Europe is explored in this article. The European Union appears simultaneously as a powerful constraint on domestic public policy and a source of unrivalled opportunity for contemporary French government to exercise influence on a wider world stage. It remains the case, however, that prominent features of Europeanisation go against the grain of the traditional model of French politics and policies.
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