Readership: Scholars and students of political science, European studies, and international
Ulrich Krotz, Professor at the European University Institute, Chair in International Relations and European Politics both in the Political Science Department and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, and Joachim Schild, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Trier
Ulrich Krotz is Professor at the European University Institute (EUI), where he holds the Chair in International Relations in the Political Science Department and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, has taught at Oxford University and Brown University, and has held various research positions at Princeton University, the EUI, and Harvard 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.
Joachim Schild is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Trier. Previously he was a research associate at the Franco-German Institute, Ludwigsburg, and senior research associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in Berlin, as well 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.
"Ulrich Krotz and Joachim Schilds study brings two major innovations. The first one is the ambition to cover in one book the whole period, including the most recent developments ... The second one is to open the black box of what the authors call embedded bilateralism' ... The mastery and fortunate combination of those two novelties brings a precise and comprehensive panorama of the past half century of Franco-German tandem." - Thomas Raineau, Journal of Common Market Studies
"Krotz and Schilds book should be highly welcomed by all EU scholars." - Christian Lequesne, West European Politics
"Krotz and Schild make a powerful argument within the book that institutions matter, which should make their study
of great interest to scholars of European integration and International Relations... [They] have produced an excellent book, which will become the new standard text for students of Franco-German relations." - Alister Miskimmon, International Affairs
"Das Verdienst des Buches von Krotz und Schild liegt... darin, dass es die interrelated reality of Franco-German bilateralism and multilateral European integration der vergangenen fünfzig Jahre mit einem dezidiert politikwissenschaftlichen Forschungsansatz analysiert." - Ulrich Lappenküper, Humanities, Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte
"Krotz and Schild have done a great service in mapping the current and somewhat fraught Franco-German relationship onto its past ... the book is a careful and
respectful piece of scholarship." - Survival
"[A] stimulating study ... this significant work provokes reflection, and marks a valuable step forward in the study of the EU." - Roger Morgan, Times Higher Education
"For the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, Ulrich Krotz and Joachim Schild have provided all students of European and international politics with a special gift- a theoretically highly original, empirically rich, and historically informed analysis of Europes most important relationship. This splendid book invites us to explore embedded bilateralism as a distinctive type of international relations. The rewards are fully commensurate with the political occasion this book marks." - Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S.
Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University
"Krotz and Schild provide a highly interesting and innovative study explaining the enduring bilateral relationship between France and Germany, and its impact on European integration. Rigorous in analysis and documentation, their book is particularly valuable because it highlights the multiple causes and effects of Franco-German embeddedness in Europe." - Anne-Marie Le Gloannec, Research Director Centre dÉtudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI),Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences-Po), Paris
"Many see the Euro-crisis revealing mounting tensions between Berlin and Paris. This remarkable book, covering a half century of Franco-German relations and European
politics, reminds us that the obstacles faced by the two neighbors at the signing of the Elysée Treaty-and at various junctures since-while different, were no less politically momentous and historically significant than the challenges France and Germany encounter today." - Günther Nonnenmacher, Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Figures and Tables
Introduction: France and Germany in Europe
1: Bilateral Regional Polity and Policy Shaping
2: Regularized Bilateral Intergovernmentalism
3: Carolingian Symbols and Meaning
4: Parapublic Underpinnings of a Bilateral Relationship
5: Polity Shaping I: Building Regional Institutions
6: Polity Shaping II: The Politics of Enlargement
7: Making, Shaping, and Limiting European Markets
8: Monetary Cooperation and Integration
9: Foreign and Security Policy: Occasional Leadership
10: Embedded Bilateralism in Europe