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"Evolving French Perceptions of Transatlantic Relations"

Gordon, Philip H. (1993) "Evolving French Perceptions of Transatlantic Relations". In: UNSPECIFIED, Washington, DC. (Unpublished)

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    [From the Introduction]. Ever since the first attempts to organize a European community in the early 1950s, France has been the most consistent and persistent of all European countries in seeking to advance its view of transatlantic relations. French governments of all political persuasions have seen the transatlantic partnership as excessively dominated by the United States and have sought to compensate by strengthening--under one model or another--the European component of that partnership. From the late 17th century until 1940, France was one of the world's major powers-- at the very least a pares inter pares. It was, therefore, not easy to get used to military and economic dependence on (and the consequent political subordination to) the United States. From the perspective of all postwar French governments, American "hegemony” has been the problem, and a "partnership among equals" has been the goal.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    Countries > France
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1993 (3rd), May 27-29, 1993
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2007
    Page Range: p. 12
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:46

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