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Department secretaries in France

Elgie, Robert (2001) Department secretaries in France. In: Rhodes, R.A.W. and Weller, Patrick, (eds.) The changing world of top officials. Mandarins or valets? Open University Press, Buckingham, UK, pp. 11-40. ISBN 0335203027

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This chapter examines the role of departmental secretaries in France. It will be suggested that, in contrast to some of the more long-standing and well-known accounts of the French public service, departmental secretaries do not comprise an homogeneous set of actors. There are commonalities between them, but their origins, behaviour and future career trajectories remain quite varied. The result is a certain shared experience but one which is lived by different individuals in different ways.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Based on papers first presented at an international workshop held in Copenhagen, July 1999.
Uncontrolled Keywords:French departmental secretaries
Subjects:Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Open University Press
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ID Code:70
Deposited On:11 Jan 2007 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 20 Oct 2016 14:15

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