This detailed policy review examines recent developments in regional policy in France and in particular, challenges regaring competiveness policies and multilevel governance. It includes interesting statistics related to regions and makes a series of recommendations
for French authorities.
Chapter 1. Assessment and Recommendations‐Introduction‐Regional Characteristics and Trends‐Economic Performance of France and its Regions‐The Main Challenges‐ConclusionsChapter 2. Territorial
Strategies and Competitiveness Policies‐Introduction‐Regional Industrial Competitiveness Policy and the Cluster Policy‐Policies for Urban and Rural Areas and for Regions Undergoing Restructuring‐Policies on BroadbandChapter 3. Multilevel Governance
Geared to Co‐operation‐Introduction‐The Main Thrusts of Decentralisation‐Co‐ordination between Levels of Government‐Bringing the Communes Together and Developing a Territorial Project Approach to Address Institutional FragmentationBibliographyList