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Le modèle de 'l'État-stratège' : Genèse d'une forme organisationnelle dans l'administration française

Abstract : Since the 1990s, a new organisational form of the administrative system in France has been steadily redefining relations between central administrations and local state units. Labelled “the steering state” or the “managerial state”, this new paradigm hinges on separating the strategic functions of steering and controlling the state from the operational functions of execution and policy implementation. The making of this new form of state organization involves two parallel processes: political and cognitive. For one thing, the adoption of concrete measures for “government at distance” results from power struggles between three major ministries (Home Office, Budget and Civil Service). For another, a new legitimate “categorization of the state” is being formed in the major committees involved in the reform process of the 1990s; it is borne by top civil servants and inspired by the ideas of New Public Management. — Special issue: New patterns of institutions.
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Philippe Bezes. Le modèle de 'l'État-stratège' : Genèse d'une forme organisationnelle dans l'administration française. Sociologie du Travail, Association pour le développement de la sociologie du travail, 2005, 47 (4), pp.431 - 450. ⟨10.1016/j.soctra.2005.10.001⟩. ⟨hal-03462260⟩



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