Dirigisme


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Dirigisme

In political science, the theory that the state ought to drive economic growth. Dirigisme argues that the state may do this by controlling the means of production (as in communism) or simply through careful economic planning. Proponents believe that dirigisme is an effective tool of development, while critics contend that it is inefficient and not respectful of individual rights. See also: State capitalism.
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Among democratic countries during the 20th century, France has pushed democratic dirigisme only a little more consistently than other countries.
One may cite social conservatism, economic dirigisme and volontarisme as parts of the Gaullist ideology.
Structurally speaking, however, the second oil shock of the late 1970s gave the policy of dirigisme a brief reprieve.
John Augustine Ryan, chose not to emphasize Pope Leo's clear proscription of socialism in favor of advocating for Rooseveltian dirigisme, others, such as Fr.
The economics of dirigisme would continue, even as Hla Myint's ideas formed part of the intellectual armoury with which other Southeast Asian nations pursued export-led growth models (Mya Maung 1991; Tin Maung Maung Than 2006; Myat Thein 2004; Dutt 2005).
The book then looks at the specific results and future prospects for three types of land use regulation: dirigisme or state directives, incentive based planning, and the use of price signals.
In Europe, France has (unnamed) auto companies that exist as independents only due to the political dirigisme of the Elysee Palace, Spanish and Italian car sales are still 50 per cent below peak, not that it makes any difference to the wannabe Schumacher's on the Autostrada.
Faithful to the principles of economic dirigisme and eager to counterbalance the German proclivity towards a strong monetary policy, France advanced the idea of an economic government without unambiguously expliciting its ideas.
For Russia, however, the regime dirigisme will remain the model driver for a long time.
8) In its depiction of the measures to be taken, this scene neatly captures the essence of dirigisme (although the term itself is never used), the philosophy of state- sponsored interventions which are a hallmark of the French economy still.
Yet the uber-Euro has the potential to spawn a political crisis between Paris and Berlin, particularly if French dirigisme assault against the Euro, the Bundesbank and ECB could well slash their growth projections.