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La France dans le Pacifique Sud : 1966-2006 : enjeux et mutations

Abstract : Relationships between France and the South Pacific have changed considerably over the last forty years (1966-2006). In this research we firstly assess the two main reasons for the French presence in the region, which are territorial and strategic. We then analyse these reasons as the basis for regional challenge to French policy in the area. The States of the South Pacific have opposed French nuclear policy in French Polynesia on grounds of regional security, an have also expresses strong support for the pro-independence movement in New Caledonia, thus defending a shared desire to break with their colonial past. Finally the reasons for the rapprochement which has taken place between France and the States of Oceania reveal different but converging interests which highlight the complexity of the notion of foreign policy.
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Nathalie Mrgudovic. La France dans le Pacifique Sud : 1966-2006 : enjeux et mutations. Science politique. Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00280322⟩

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