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Decentralization Presentation - Agriculture 7.1 4.1...

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Prefects Regional executive appointed by president Concerned primarily with security and elections, but also with coordinating social policies. Mayor Executive officer of the commune Agent of central state “All Roads Lead to Paris”
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Deferré Reforms Enacted in 1982 under France’s first socialist government Prefect’s power transferred to General Council president Financial and policy responsibility transferred from central state Administrative changes reflected economic realities
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Economic Division www.linkparis.com
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Infrastructure Development Effects of Decentralization Train à Grande Vitesse First route opened in two stages 1981-3 Plans to expand continue to develop Nearly half of those who use rail traffic use the TGV lines Can cross France in less than 5 hours at speeds up to 200 mph
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Employment by Sector 1987 1999
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Unformatted text preview: Agriculture 7.1 4.1 Industry 30.9 24.4 Services 62.1 71.5 as percentage of total employment Effects of Decentralization Population City 1990 1999 Change Paris 9,318,821 9,622,507 303,686 Nice 516,740 888,784 372,044 Toulouse 496,078 761,090 265,012 Lyon 1,262,223 1,348,772 86,549 Bordeaux 696,364 753,931 57,567 Effects of Decentralization Effects of Decentralization Per Capita Income Equalization 1985 1997 Change East 90.6 91.8 1.2 West 82.7 84.3 1.6 Nord-Pas-de-Calais 82.0 82.6 0.6 South west 88.2 85.8-2.4 Center east 95.0 93.6-1.4 Mediterranean 86.7 83.7-3.0 Spread 13.0 11.0-2.0 France = 100 Did the administrative changes cause the economic developments or would it have happened without them? Will the spread of the TGV into other EU member states have similar effects there? Consider...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ECON 317 taught by Professor Kresl during the Spring '08 term at Bucknell.

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