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The French Carbon Tax: Autopsy of an ambition

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The French carbon tax was to become in 2010 the centerpiece of the country's new climate change mitigation strategy. After a heated public debate, the Constitutional Council, France's higher constitutional law body, censored the executive's proposal, which in turn, in the aftermath of a severe electoral defeat, announced the indefinite postponement of the carbon tax. This article tries to make sense of this important sequence in French contemporary public life by reviewing its different facets: environmental economics, political economy, constitutional law, and finally politics.
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hal-03415999 , version 1 (05-11-2021)

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Eloi Laurent. The French Carbon Tax: Autopsy of an ambition. French Politics, Culture & Society, 2010, 28 (3), pp.114-122. ⟨10.3167/fpcs.2010.280307⟩. ⟨hal-03415999⟩

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