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Economic Patriotism and Liberalism in Present-Day France: Changing Role of the State in French Economy

  • Miklós SomaiEmail author
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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

This chapter presents an overview of how the role of the state in France’s economy has been continuously changing since the 1930s. The first section describes the three waves of nationalizations of the past century, and the logic and ideas they were based on. The second section goes through the (re)privatization process of the 1986–2006 period. The third and main section of the chapter, which treats the period since the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2008, points to the fact that state interference into the economy continues to be a dominant feature of the French policy.

Keywords

State-owned enterprises State intervention Economic patriotism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of World EconomicsHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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