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Title:
The Blind Decades Employment and Growth in France, 1974-2014
Author:
Askenazy, Philippe, author.
ISBN:
9780520959958
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Decennies aveugles. English
Publication Information:
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015] (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
Physical Description:
1 online resource (pages cm)
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Book collections on Project MUSE.
Contents:
Four decades of an industrial revolution -- 1974-1981 : the creation of mass unemployment -- 1981-1986 : the socialists try -- 1986-1993 : from hard to soft economic liberalism -- 1993-2002 : "new" effective policies? -- 2002-2007 : the decomposition of French economic policy -- 2007-2013 : from optimism to the Great Recession -- The state of France : four decades after the first oil crisis.
Abstract:
"France is often described as one of the last Western economies that has not been able to reform itself in the face of globalization. Yet its economy has not fallen by the wayside, and it has even resisted the great recession that began in 2008. By interlinking historical, economic, and political factors, and by comparing France with other nations, this book offers keys for understanding the puzzle found in the development of France. Dynamics at work in the French case sidestep the usual injunctions--less state control or less rigidity in the labor market--and instead stress the importance of the construction of a long-term industrial strategy"--Provided by publisher.
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France is often described as one of the last Western economies unable to reform itself in the face of globalization. Yet its economy has not fallen by the wayside and has even resisted the great recession that began in 2008. By interlinking historical, economic, and political factors and by comparing France with other nations, this book explains the puzzle presented by the development of France. Understanding France's economy requires downplaying the usual policy injunctions--demands for less state control and less rigidity in the labor market--and instead stressing the importance of constructing a long-term industrial strategy.