Through a comparative approach, the author analyses the considerations and concrete attitude of French, German and Italian socialist parties towards French-German relations until the signature of the Elysée Treaty. It argues that, despite a stated desire for reconciliation, considered a necessary but insufficient condition for the establishment of a peaceful and democratic order in Europe, divergences and mutual distrust prevailed mostly on the convergence of opinion. It analyses how reconciliation – and European integration as the framework of this reconciliation - had to deal with contentious memories, different - even opposed – national interests, and political domestic calculations. Last, it wonders if the experience of the wars, and of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, contributes to the creation of a generation effect and a new, common, political culture.

European Socialism and the French-German reconciliation / Vodovar, Christine. - (2018), pp. 219-245. [10.1007/978-3-319-77422-0_10]

European Socialism and the French-German reconciliation

VODOVAR, CHRISTINE
2018

Abstract

Through a comparative approach, the author analyses the considerations and concrete attitude of French, German and Italian socialist parties towards French-German relations until the signature of the Elysée Treaty. It argues that, despite a stated desire for reconciliation, considered a necessary but insufficient condition for the establishment of a peaceful and democratic order in Europe, divergences and mutual distrust prevailed mostly on the convergence of opinion. It analyses how reconciliation – and European integration as the framework of this reconciliation - had to deal with contentious memories, different - even opposed – national interests, and political domestic calculations. Last, it wonders if the experience of the wars, and of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, contributes to the creation of a generation effect and a new, common, political culture.
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European Socialist Parties and the memory of WWII; Political generations; French-German reconciliation; Elysée Treaty; European Socialists and European Integration
European Socialism and the French-German reconciliation / Vodovar, Christine. - (2018), pp. 219-245. [10.1007/978-3-319-77422-0_10]
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