What is it about?

The paper explores how different dimensions of crisis in France have been discussed by key political and socio-economic actors like parties, trade unions, and employer organisation. It argues that there is an underlying trend to change the political economic profile of France, which can be detected by investigating these discourses. This trend to change is contested in France, which helps explain the different crisis symptoms the country has been witnessing over the past decade.

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It crucially adds to our understanding of the French political economy and its crises. In a more theoretical sense, it highlights how political economic structures are reproduced and changed through political debate and policy.

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This page is a summary of: Discursive strategies and change, Journal of Language and Politics, April 2019, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/jlp.17041.lux.
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