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L'hybridation du modèle territorial français : RGPP et réorganisations de l'Etat territorial

Abstract : This article analyses the reform of the State at territorial level (known as RÉATE – réforme de l’administration territoriale de l’État) undertaken in the framework of France’s RGPP Programme Review (RGPP : Revision générale des politiques publiques – General Review of Public Policies). It is the most far-reaching reorganisation since 1964, affecting both the distribution of work between different parts of decentralised government and the hierarchical relationships between central, regional and department administrations. However, the article asks whether it constitutes a genuinely unprecedented reform or, on the contrary, whether it follows on from previous initiatives. This article seeks to distinguish between processes of institutional replication and processes of change. It develops two arguments. Firstly, it shows that the RGPP has provided an appropriate framework to revive and broaden the territorial administration reform already underway since 2002. Secondly, the conflictual process through which the reform has been introduced has entailed a compromise which “cross-fertilises” the traditional organisation of State administration at territorial level in an original way.
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Philippe Bezes, Patrick Le Lidec. L'hybridation du modèle territorial français : RGPP et réorganisations de l'Etat territorial. Revue française d'administration publique, ENA, 2010, 4 (136), pp.919-942. ⟨10.3917/rfap.136.0919⟩. ⟨hal-02180067⟩



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