Type
Part or chapter of a book
Title
France: Genuine Europeanization or Monnet for Nothing?
In
The Member States of the European Union
Author(s)
ROZENBERG Olivier - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Author)
BULMER Simon - (Publishing director)
LEQUESNE Christian - (Publishing director)
Editor
Oxford : Oxford University Press
Edition
2nd ed
Pages
57 - 84 p.
ISBN
9780199544837
Keywords
Relationship, European Union, Public policy
Abstract
EN
This chapter examines France’s paradoxical relationship with the European Union by focusing on the heterogeneity of adaptation to the EU. While public policy and legislation are becoming increasingly Europeanized, the EU has a limited impact on political life and the domestic institutional system. As a result of this mixed situation, the national narratives for supporting French membership of the EU suffer from progressive erosion and Euroscepticism subtly gaining ground. The chapter first considers patterns in France’s EU membership before discussing the impact of EU membership on public opinion and political parties. It then looks at the Europeanization of French politics and the impact of EU membership on French institutions as well as public policy. The chapter argues that France has changed by joining the EU, contrary to what a large body of recent work suggests.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC QUOTE
EXPORT