Shaping Europe France, Germany, and Embedded Bilateralism from the Elysee Treaty to Twenty-First Century Politics

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  • Copyright: 2013-03-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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France and Germany have played a pivotal role in the history and politics of European integration. Yet, paradoxically, a study that systematically investigates the interrelated reality of Franco-German bilateralism and multilateral European integration has been conspicuously lacking. Formulating an approach the authors call "embedded bilateralism", this book offers exactly that. It scrutinizes in empirical and historical detail the bilateral Franco-German orderand France and Germany's joint role in shaping Europe over the past half century.

Author Biography

Ulrich Krotz previously taught at Oxford University and Brown University, and held various research positions at Princeton, the EUI, and Harvard. A native of Heidelberg, Germany, he received his Ph.D. in international relations and comparative politics from Cornell University. He is author of Flying Tiger: International Relations Theory and the Politics of Advanced Weapons (Oxford University Press, 2011) and History and Foreign Policy in France and Germany (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming). Recent journal publications have appeared in World Politics, International Security, the European Journal of International Relations, European Security, Foreign Policy Analysis, and the Journal of Common Market Studies. He is Professor at the European University Institute (EUI), where he holds the Chair in International Relations and European Politics both in the Political Science Department and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

Joachim Schild was previously a researcher at the Franco-German Institute, Ludwigsburg, and at the leading German think tank for Foreign and Security Policy, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in Berlin, and as a guest researcher at the Centre de Recherches Politiques (CEVIPOF) at Sciences Po, Paris. His books include Debating Europe: The European Parliament Elections, 2009 and Beyond (Nomos, 2011, edited with Robert Harmsen). He has published journal articles, among others, in the Journal of Common Market Studies and the Journal of European Public Policy. He is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Trier.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Introduction: France and Germany in Europe
Bilateral Regional Polity and Policy Shaping
Regularized Bilateral Intergovernmentalism
Carolingian Symbols and Meaning
Parapublic Underpinnings of a Bilateral Relationship
Polity Shaping I: Building Regional Institutions
Polity Shaping II: The Politics of Enlargement
Making, Shaping, and Limiting European Markets
Monetary Cooperation and Integration
Foreign and Security Policy: Occasional Leadership
Embedded Bilateralism in Europe
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