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1 CEE - Centre d-études européennes de Sciences Po 2 CSO - Centre de sociologie des organisations 3 Université Paris-Dauphine 4 LATTS - Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés 5 IFÉ - Institut français de l-Education 6 CURAPP-ESS - Centre universitaire de recherches sur l-action publique et le politique. Epistémologie et Sciences sociales

Abstract : The proliferation of reforms in public administration based on the principles and instruments of the - New Public Management- NPM have triggered protest from and collective action by many professional groups in various sectors healthcare, education, justice, social work, research

. and raised questions about the future of professionals working in the public service, particularly as concerns their autonomy. However, after analyzing the situation, it seems that the opposition between NPM and certain professional groups is not the last word in the debate. Should changes be seen as the decline of professional groups and of their autonomy or as a transformation of professional models, an overhaul of professionalism, etc.? Such questions, which current events in France and Europe have brought to the fore, are food for ongoing sociological thought. They are broached here empirically, from the field, applying varied levels of analysis and research. The contributors to this dossier explore the different forms of tension existing between professional groups and NPM. © 2012 Elsevier Masson

Keywords : France Professionalism Professional bureaucracies New public management Professional groups Professions Occupational autonomy Reform of the public administration

Author: Philippe Bezes - Didier Demazière - Thomas Le Bianic - Catherine Paradeise - Romuald Normand - Daniel Benamouzig - Frédéric Pi



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