The Europeanization of French Foreign Policy

France and the EU in East Asia

  • Reuben Y. Wong

Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture Series book series (FPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-265

About this book


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 to establish if there has been a trend of converging 'European' politics and collective European conceptions of interest and identity. It argues that the utility and impact of EU institutions on French foreign policy behaviour is more significant than is commonly imagined or admitted, and that foreign policies of EU member states tend over the long term towards convergence.


Europe European Union (EU) foreign policy human rights identity Institution Policy politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Reuben Y. Wong
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  1. 1.National University of SingaporePolitical Science DepartmentAsia

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