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The Mendès France Milk Regime

Alcoholism as a Problem of Agricultural Subsidies, 1954–1955

Joseph Bohling

In 1954, Pierre Mendès France committed the state to curbing alcoholism as part of an effort to reorient important agricultural sectors and improve French economic performance, using milk as a symbol of his government's new direction. While Mendès France's milk drinking was often portrayed as the whim of a maverick politician, this article shows instead that it was the expression of a broadly based movement to modernize the economy. Challenging the view of an insular state that exclusively served the powerful alcohol lobbies, this article contends that the success of alcohol reform hinged on Mendès France's ability to overcome parliament and pit other economic sectors and a public health movement against those lobbies. Although it would require the more centralized authority of the Fifth Republic to implement lasting reforms to the alcohol sector, the Mendès France government helped raise public awareness about the purported link between alcoholism and agricultural subsidies that kept uncompetitive producers on the land at the taxpayer's expense.

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Coda — Pandemic Brexit

Cancelling the Political Future

Bill Schwarz

MPs did not follow party lines but fell between those who favored deeper state intervention in civil society and those who saw in such developments an illiberal dirigisme. On this occasion, the prominent proponents of greater state power were the

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The Mainstreaming of Global Inequality, 1980–2020

Christian Olaf Christiansen

–88, . Kojima quotes “global inequality” from the 1977 UNCTAD “corea” report. 21 Sen, “If Wishes”; Kojima, “A New Capitalism”; John Toye, “Dirigisme and Development Economics,” Cambridge Journal of Economics 9

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Objects of Dispute

Planning, Discourse, and State Power in Post-War France

Edward Welch

le masque d’un réformateur et d’un modernisateur alors qu’il ne veut qu’enregistrer et régulariser les tendances naturelles du grand capitalisme. J’en déduis aussi que, en systématisant le dirigisme et la centralisation, ce même pouvoir accentue les