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Requiem for a national ideal? Social solidarity, the crisis of French social security, and the role of global financial markets

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It is well appreciated that demographic trends threaten the integrity of continental European systems of social security. For France these trends imply a long-term financial crisis as well as a crisis of confidence in national economic and social institutions. The payment of social security entitlements is a recurrent and largely unresolved political issue; proposals for comprehensive reform are heavily contested, involving political interests willing to go to the streets. At the same time, g...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1068/a34151

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Transformations: Economy, Society and Place
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
Publisher:
Pion Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Environment and Planning A Journal website
Volume:
33
Issue:
11
Pages:
2003–2024
Publication date:
2001
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-3409
ISSN:
0308-518X
URN:
uuid:f13621c7-9e22-4e38-bff4-68dc1a3ec5a1
Local pid:
ora:1981

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