The economic freedoms facing social and economical crisis : the example of France

The theme of economic freedoms and crisis governance points to the wider issue of state intervention in the economy. In France in particular, the 20th century was marked by State domination of the economy at the expense of freedom. However, in a way, the 21st century has given birth to a more even balance of power between the State and the market. Indeed, economic freedoms appear as a crisis prevention tool which the public authorities have a duty to protect, in their role as a regulatory State.