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Challenging the ‘D‐Mark Zone’: Agenda‐Setting on EMU and the Strategy of Indirection Under Mitterrand, 1981–1989

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Mitterrand's beliefs about Europe and EMU and his governing style are analysed. The history of his engagement with this issue is traced from the ERM crisis of 1983 and the issue of reconciling ... More


The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Structuralist explanations have dominated attempts to explain the process of European integration. However, as the negotiation of Economic and Monetary Union shows, policy leadership has been ... More


French Strategy for the IGC: Making EMU Irreversible

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Presidential leadership is examined in the context of German unification. Particular attention is given to the construction of the French negotiating team and the domestic bureaucratic politics of ... More


EMU, the Mitterrand Presidency, and French Political Tradition

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Mitterrand's leadership role is situated within the context of French political tradition. Particular attention is paid to the tradition of the republican state and its relationship to the idea of ... More


Epilogue: From Vichy to the Fifth Republic: Decline or Transformation?

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The demise of the Third Republic could have also signaled the end of the tradition of republican state funerals. The Vichy regime tried to establish its own festive and commemorative tradition, while ... More


European Foreign Policy

Simon J. Nuttall

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293361
eISBN:
9780191684982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293361.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book traces the development of the European Union's foreign policy making from the old governmental co-operation (EPC) to the common foreign and security policy introduced by the Maastricht ... More


The Dynamics of a Deal

Stephen Wall

in A Stranger in Europe: Britain and the EU from Thatcher to Blair

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199284559
eISBN:
9780191700309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284559.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, UK Politics

Britain passed the ten-year mark of European Community (EC) membership in January 1983. The next year and a half were to be the roughest ever in Britain's often tetchy relationship with her partners. ... More


‘A building, not a monument’: the construction of the Bastille Opéra

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As president of France, one of François Mitterrand's grands projets, or grands travaux was the Bastille Opéra. Politics, more than musical or aesthetic considerations, marked the Opéra's history, ... More


The Timeliness of Duruflé's Requiem

Leslie A. Sprout

in The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275300
eISBN:
9780520955271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275300.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Duruflé's Requiem is notable for its faithful use of Solesmes plainchant and for the long postwar denial of its historical connections to wartime France by critics obsessed with its “timelessness.” ... More


‘Let's have some sun!’: post-Gaullism and the Mitterrand years

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Georges Pompidou (1969–1974), who succeeded Charles de Gaulle as president of France, embarked on grandiose modernisation projects for Paris which included the construction of the Centre Beaubourg ... More


Continuity and Change

Hans Kundnani

in The Paradox of German Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190245504
eISBN:
9780190245535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245504.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the opinion of French President Francois Mitterrand who was against German reunification. Mitterrand believed that Germany might attempt to regain the territory it had lost as ... More


Morality

Herman T. Salton

in Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198733591
eISBN:
9780191797972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733591.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces the link between the muscular approach to peacekeeping advocated by Boutros-Ghali early in his term, the ‘moral’ purpose he attached to his role as Secretary-General, his ... More


The Misfits

Jean Pisani-Ferry

in The Euro Crisis and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199993338
eISBN:
9780199346400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993338.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

France played a major role in promoting and advancing the project to create the euro. But by the time the euro was launched on January 1, 1999, the new currency was largely ignored. In the meantime, ... More


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