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Tocqueville’s Revenge

State, Society, and Economy in Contemporary France

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$100.00 • £80.95 • €90.00

ISBN 9780674894327

Publication Date: 04/15/1999


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 4 tables


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  • List of Tables and Figures*
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Search for a Civil Society
  • I. The Crisis of Dirigisme and the Quest for Alternatives
    • 1. The Strange Death of Dirigiste France: The Domestic Determinants of International “Constraints”
    • 2. Seeking a Post-Dirigiste Identity: From Neoliberalism to Associational Liberalism
  • II. The Local Associational Experiment: Economic Development Policy in Besançon and Saint-Etienne
    • 3. Between Malthus and Colbert: Economic Policy in Postwar Besançon and Saint-Etienne
    • 4. Defferre’s Legacy: Decentralization and Its Limits
    • 5. The Discrete Charm of the Collective Bourgeoisie: Employer Associations and Local Economic Policy
    • 6. Still the State: Paris in the Provinces
  • III. Comparative Perspectives
    • 7. The Statist Two-Step: Dilemmas of Institutional Reform in Post-Dirigiste France
  • Conclusion: Toward a Politics of Civil Society
  • Appendix A: Principal Interviews
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Tables and Figures
    • Table 1.1 Growth in GDP, 1950–1989 (1950 = 100)
    • Table 1.2 Changes in Real Gross Domestic Product, 1960–1990
    • Table 4.1 Evolution of Local Budgets, 1983–1995 (billions of francs)
    • Table 7.1 Sources of External Financing, 1976 (in percentages)
    • Figure 7.1 The Statist Two-Step

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