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Hawk and handsaws: What can France learn from the "Nordic Model"? CES Working Papers Series 168, 2008

Fitoussi, Jean-Paul and Laurent, Eloi. (2008) Hawk and handsaws: What can France learn from the "Nordic Model"? CES Working Papers Series 168, 2008. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we try to point out some important weaknesses of the contemporary French social-economic model, focusing on relevant elements of comparison with Nordic countries. In doing so, we rely on the idea that large and small countries differ in terms of growth and governance strategies. Hence, while a look at the “Nordic model” can be a good way to reveal of some of France’s major problems, it is also an ambiguous template for reform. The paper starts by examining the question of growth strategy (macroeconomic management and structural reforms), then goes on to investigate governance strategy (trust, confidence, governance quality) and finally explores the issues of diversity and integration policy.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level
    Countries > Nordic area
    Countries > Denmark
    Countries > Finland
    Countries > Iceland
    Countries > France
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > general
    Countries > Sweden
    Countries > Norway
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Harvard University, Center for European Studies > CES Working Papers Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009
    Page Range: p. 34
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:16
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11788

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