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Inquantifiables fonctions publiques ?

Abstract : Counting Civil Servants: An Impossible Task? | That government administrations employ vast armies of civil servants is a popular and enduring misconception. Yet, the absence of any real convention on what constitutes a “civil servant” makes any attempt at empirical measurement a highly complex endeavour. There is a striking imbalance between the multitude of comparative arguments proffered in the media and political spheres, and the paucity of research on this question by social scientists and historians. The articles included in this feature provide a number of reference points across different settings (national, colonial, imperial or supranational) to study civil service measurement as a window into the history and sociology of government. [issue XXXV-2 2020, published in june 2021]
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Émilien Ruiz. Inquantifiables fonctions publiques ?. Histoire & Mesure, XXXV (2), Éd. du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, pp.169, 2021. ⟨hal-03260685⟩

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