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Author Wong, Reuben Yik-Pern.

Title The Europeanization of French foreign policy : France and the EU in East Asia / Reuben Y. Wong
Published Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, [2006]
©2006

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Description xvi, 265 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Series French politics, society and culture series
French politics, society, and culture series.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. French and EU objectives in East Asia : which affects which? -- 3. China : a Gaullist partner? -- 4. Japan : beyond fascination and suspicion -- 5. Vietnam : relations privilegiees in Southeast Asia? -- 6. Conclusion -- App. 1. EU trade with main partners 1999 -- App. 2. EU trade with main partners 2001
Summary "This book applies, "Europeanization" theory to French policy in East Asia, testing the extent to which three dimensions of the Europeanization process are evident and mutually compatible. Most studies argue that if there is any Europeanization taking place, it is limited only to the bottom-up national projection variant that seeks to amplify French policies as European, that is to "Gallicize" European policy. This study examines the record of French and Eu interactions with China, Japan and Vietnam in the areas of economic exchanges, political-security relations and human rights. It argues that the impact of EU institutions and the CFSP on French foreign policy behaviour is more significant than is commonly imagined or admitted, and that the foreign policies of EU member states tend over the long term towards convergence."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 225-253
Webliography: page 253
Subject Far East -- Foreign relations -- European Union
Far East -- Foreign relations -- France.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- East Asia.
France -- Foreign relations -- 1995-
France -- Foreign relations -- East Asia.
LC no. 2005050930
ISBN 1403995907 (hbk.)
9781403995902 (hbk.)