Abstracts: November 6th, 1998

Clark DPublic Administration, (UK), Spring 98 (76/1) Start page: 97. No of pages: 19.

Analyses the reasons for the perceived crisis within the French civil service, linking this to the recent questioning of the state’s role in managing the welfare state. Summarizes the debate concerning reform of government and public administration, outlining the initiatives to modernize public service by successive governments. Assesses the potential for change within the civil service, commenting on the main cultural, political and social obstacles to modernization and reform.

Subject(s): CIVIL SERVICE, FRANCE, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Database: TMA: Top Management Abstracts Style: Theoretical with application in practice. Reference: 27AK473

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