Steel, State, and Labor: Mobilization and Adjustment in France

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, Feb 15, 1996 - Political Science - 312 pages
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The creation of wealth depends on the capacity of economic actors to adapt to market changes. Such adaptation, in turn, poses fundamental questions about the distribution of resources. Daley investigates the interaction among business, labor, and the state in France in the second half of the twentieth century and reveals how political dynamics refract market pressures. He explains how and why profitability came at the expense of union mobilization, unemployment, and management autonomy, vast amounts of state aid, and less national control over industrial decision making.

  

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Contents

1 Industrial Politics in France
3
2 The Adjustment Triangle
19
3 The Postwar Steel Industry
50
4 Labours Response to Exclusion
72
5 The Creation of National Champions in Steel
93
6 The Politics of Industrial Decline
121
7 Competitive Success
147
8 Converting Interests in Steel
173
9 The Denationalization of Industrial Politics in France
202
Notes
231
Bibliography
271
Index
301
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About the author (1996)

Anthony Daley is Visiting Scholar at the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.

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