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Rightsizing the Region: France Redraws its Map

December 9, 2014, Kenan Fikri and Mark Muro

The wave of devolution and regional empowerment sweeping the United Kingdom has received ample coverage in the press, but an equally ambitious reform process underway across the English Channel has gone largely unnoticed. Dubbed “le big bang de régions,” President François Hollande’s government is about to redraw the map of France, with major implications for the nation’s governance.

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