France Under Recession: 1981-1986
This book reviews the substantial changes that occurred in France during the period in which a left wing president and government controlled the nation's destiny. In their quest for a solution to the country's mounting difficulties, the Socialists adopted a very different range of policies from their predecessors.
Tuppen appraises the recent pattern of social and economic development in France, particularly the impact of recession and the socialist prescription for revival. Each chapter focuses on a limited number of significant changes and key issues that have become the subject of extensive debate. Particular emphasis is given to controversial issues such as unemployment, immigration, economic regeneration, urban renewal, and decentralization, and case studies are used extensively to help illustrate these topics. Finally, where appropriate, analysis is carried out at a regional as well as national level, lending spatial dimension to the study.
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France in the 1980s
THE ECONOMY UNDER RECESSION
SOCIETY IN TRANSITION
A NEW POLITICAL FRAMEWORK
A SPATIAL DIMENSION TO CHANGE
Society in Disarray
CRIME ON THE INCREASE
THE BATTLE AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT
Revitalising the City
URBAN CENTRES LOSE THEIR DYNAMISM
REHABILITATING INNER URBAN AREAS
WIDER DIMENSIONS TO URBAN CHANGE
Power to the Provinces
THE BALANCE SHEET
DECENTRALISATION UNDER MITTERRAND
CONFLICT CONTROVERSY AND MISUNDERSTANDING
A SOCIETY A DEUX VITESSES?
Restructuring the Economy
THE IMPACT OF RECESSION
THE REALITIES OF RESTRUCTURING
WHICH WAY FOR GROWTH?
HIGHTECH AND THE COMPUTER AGE
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