Public Management and Politics: Senior Bureaucrats in France

English title: Public Management and Politics: Senior Bureaucrats in France

Author(s): Luc Rouban -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2007

Abstract

Political cultures as well as political values within the public service have to be taken into account in order to understand to what extent market-oriented reforms of European national governments may succeed. Public management and politics are not disconnected. The case of France shows that most civil servants share a leftwing political ideology as compared to civil servants in countries where new public management reforms have been implemented successfully. As a consequence, market-oriented reforms are rejected. The ESS data offer the opportunity to compare political values as well as professional values in European public services and to demonstrate on the basis of empirical evidence that there is a correlation between the political orientation and the acceptability of management reforms.

Volume: 85

Issue: 2

From page no: 473

To page no: 501

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1111/J.1467-9299.2007.00644.X

Journal: Public Administration

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