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L'économie, grande absente du duel Bush-Gore?
Revue française d'études américaines
No. 90, Élections 2000: la constitution dans les urnes (OCTOBRE 2001), pp. 30-43
Published by: Editions Belin
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20874804
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In the 2000 Gore-Bush standoff, the economy was almost absent as an issue. First are seemingly fortuitous circumstances: the candidates' lackluster personalities, and the timing of the downturn in the context of unprecedented developments in the new economy and the federal budget. More convincingly perhaps, a second series of hypotheses takes into account slowly evolving structural factors, either institutional (FED) or political (split GOP). The lack of economic vision characterizing both candidates may be a good clue about the growing prominence of free-market ideology.
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