Regionalizing France: Decentralization or trompe l'oeil?
The impact of French decentralization reforms undertaken in the early 1980s is examined. The study presents institutional, cultural, partisan, and policy models to explain economic performance changes across twenty-one metropolitan French regions. Regions are found to be still largely dependent on the French state, although elements of each model account for some regional economic differences.
Neathery, Jody Lynn. "Regionalizing France: Decentralization or trompe l'oeil?." (1998) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/19294.