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Governing policies with New custodians of the State : Partial regimes or reshaping democratic state ?
Nom de la conférence
Challenges of Contemporary Governance. Les defies de la gouvernance contemporaine
Date(s) de la conférence
2014-07-19 / 2014-07-24
Lieu de la conférence
Challenges of Contemporary Governance. Les defies de la gouvernance contemporaineJuly 19-24 juillet, 2014, Montréal, Quebec-Canada« Governing Policies by Coalitions, Partial Regimes, and Democracies » IPSA panel CS03, Gilles Massardier CoordinatorCession CS03 Public Policy Analysis and Administrative ScienceTuesday 22 july, Palais des Congrès, 513e
elites, public policy, France, Health Policy, democratic, state
This paper combines methods in sociology of elites with those in public policy in order to build a new elite ideal-type (" custodians of the state "). I present the constitutive elements of this elite type – social backgrounds, occupational careers and specializations in sovereign policies sectors, formal position-holding, reputations for policy influence, and not least shared ideas – with what elites actually do in public policy decision process. By applying this approach to French health policy since the early 1980s, I highlight the structure and the increasing importance of this new elite type in the reshaping of French strong state capacity.