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Decentralized government proffers fairly new constitutional authority. L'état, c'est moi lingers: Is it this habit of deference to the state personified by the man to which you allude?

There is a lot of that going around.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Jul 25th, 2018 at 11:59:09 PM EST
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But France has never been decentralized. The 80s decentralisation measures were superficial, and are being rolled back by stealth (exemption from municipal taxes, no right to establish taxes for regional assemblies, legal battles against universal competencies for the non-national strata...)

Sadly, France is decades away from any meaningful decentralisation. Macron is a Bonapartist, but the Constitution is Bonapartist anyway.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Jul 26th, 2018 at 08:25:26 AM EST
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so, that's a yes?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Jul 26th, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM EST
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