Political Crisis and the Changing Model of Capitalism in France

February 14, 2018
Bruno Amable, Professor at the University of Geneve, on leave from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Political crisis and the changing model of French capitalism

In the 2010s, France was in a situation of systemic crisis, namely, the impossibility for political leadership to find a strategy of institutional change, or more generally a model of capitalism, that could gather sufficient social and political support. Prof. Bruno Amable examines the various attempts at reforming the French model since the 1980s, when the left tried briefly to orient the French political economy in a social-democratic/socialist direction before changing course and opting for a more orthodox macroeconomic and structural policy direction.

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