State, Europe, and Republic

Pierre Grémion

in From the Nation State to Europe

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780199244034
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599897 | DOI:
 State, Europe, and Republic

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The relation between the three entities of state, Europe, and Republic, which represent contradictory, symbolic sources of legitimate authority, is becoming increasingly blurred as European integration proceeds. An analysis of the European policies pursued by French governments of the Fourth and Fifth Republics make this process clear. It is against this dislocation of French national identity that the emergence anti‐Europeanism needs to be understood.

Keywords: EU; France; nation state

Chapter.  6235 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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