In 1981, the newly elected socialist government of France announced a "vast programme of decentralization". The reforms have changed the politico-administrative landscape of France. This volume asks what changes - if any - occurred and looks at the implications for French public policy-making.
'An extremely useful book both on French regional politics and on the increasingly multileveled policy-making process.' - Political Studies
'This collection of studies admirably crystallizes the contours and content of the debate surrounding regional reform in France and should therefore be a useful work to anyone with an interest in public policy processes and sub-national government, whether from a French of comparative European perspective.' - Regional and Federal Studies
The series publishes outstanding scholarship on federalism and decentralization, defined broadly, and is open to theoretical, empirical, philosophical, and historical works. The series includes two types of work: firstly, it features research monographs that are substantially based on primary research and make a significant original contribution to their field. Secondly, it contains works that address key issues of policy-relevant interest or summarise the research literature and provide a broad comparative coverage.