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“Europeanisation, Social-democracy and the French Polity: Lessons from the Jospin Government”

Cole, Alistair. (1999) “Europeanisation, Social-democracy and the French Polity: Lessons from the Jospin Government”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Unpublished)

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    The paper addresses themes of continuity, change and adaptation in European policy under the Jospin administration. We begin the paper by situating the Jospin government in relation to the separate legacies of national context, party traditions and policy styles. We then consider the impact of social-democratic political agendas on European policy formulation. We appraise the impact of ‘Europeanisation’ upon internal political processes, and assess how well the French polity is equipped to deal with the new challenges it faces. We conclude that, while prominent features of ‘Europeanisation’ go against the grain of the traditional model of French politics and policies, the Jospin government has embraced Europeanisation as a project of government whose prime objective is to modernise French democracy.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    Countries > France
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > political parties
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 29
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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