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Elites, Thickets and Institutions: French Resistance versus German Adaptation to Economic Change, 1945-2015

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  • Brigitte Granville
  • Jaume Martorell Cruz
  • Martha Prevezer

This paper explores a nexus that runs from the construction of an elite thicket in France through a shared mental model or doxa to a centralized activist state that modernized the French economy during the trentes glorieuses but since the mid-1990s has led to behavioural stasis, dependency on state solutions and institutional deterioration.

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Paper provided by Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management, Centre for Globalisation Research in its series Working Papers with number 63.

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