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New Public Management et professions dans l’État : au-delà des oppositions, quelles recompositions ?

Abstract : More and more reforms in public administrations are being conducted that are based on the principles and instruments of “new public management”. They have set off protest and collective actions by several professional groups in various sectors (health, education, justice, social work, research…), whence questions about the future of professional groups in public services, in particular about their autonomy, which these reforms threaten. The opposition between this new public management and certain professional groups, is not the final explanation to draw from an analysis of this situation. Should these changes be seen as the decline of professional groups and of their autonomy, as a mutation of professional models, an overhaul of professionalism, etc.? These questions, which current events in France and Europe have raised, are a matter for ongoing sociological thought. They are approached empirically, from the field, using varied scales of analysis and research. Forms of tension between this new public management and professional groups are explored.
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Philippe Bezes, Didier Demazière, Thomas Le Bianic, Catherine Paradeise, Romuald Normand, et al.. New Public Management et professions dans l’État : au-delà des oppositions, quelles recompositions ?. Sociologie du Travail, Association pour le développement de la sociologie du travail, 2011, 53 (3), pp.293 - 348. ⟨hal-01400610⟩

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