‘Le petit coq gaullois’ or ‘the global diplomat’? How France’s self-image is reflected in the press discourse on the United States, 1984-2009

@inproceedings{Hellman2011LePC,
  title={‘Le petit coq gaullois’ or ‘the global diplomat’? How France’s self-image is reflected in the press discourse on the United States, 1984-2009},
  author={Maria Hellman},
  year={2011}
}
•The aim of this article is to explore the extent to which the self-image of France expressed in relation to the United States has changed with changes in US foreign policy and paradigmatic changes in the international system. The article explores how the French political and intellectual elites related to the USA in the discourse of Le Monde and Le Figaro in 1984, 1994, 2004 and 2009. The analysis indicates that France’s self-image is connected to multilateralism, liberalism and cultural… CONTINUE READING