English title: Reform without doctrine: public management in France

Author(s): Luc Rouban -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2008


The paper gives an overview of the most salient transformations in the French public administration over the last twenty years. Based upon a sociological methodology, it argues that the public management reform process is part of a broader social and political change. The paper argues that political values as well as work practices have to be taken into account in order to understand why management reforms are easier in some countries even within the Napoleonic tradition. The articles reports the empirical findings of the two first rounds of the ESS which show the correlation between specific values or work relationships and the advancement of the managerial ideas.

Volume: 21

Issue: 2

From page no: 133

To page no: 149

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1108/09513550810855636

Journal: International Journal of Public Sector Management

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